Gucci-Dapper Dan

Making Peace: Gucci and Dapper Dan

The history of Dapper Dan, dubbed the Tailor of Harlem, and Gucci was a sordid tale in the 80s and 90s involving a string of knock-offs and lawsuits. It culminated with a counter knock-off in 2017, when Alessandro Michele put a look identical to a Dapper Dan creation on the runway. Turns out that was an olive branch as Gucci and Dapper Dan have now made both peace and a collaboration.

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Jul 21, 2018 14:22:00
Balenciaga Copyshop

Balenciaga's Cheeky Nod

Following a frenzy-like takeover of Colette this summer, Balenciaga has hauled two industrial printers into Dover Street Market London. The DIY pop-up space, called the Copyshop, is a cheeky take on gloriously mundane office copiers.

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Dec 02, 2017 16:18:00
Delfina Delettrez, Insectmania

Bugging Out

Not all insects are hideous, shriek-inducing creatures — ladybugs, for example, and the three bug brooches in Delfina Delettrez's new jewelry collection for Dover Street Market.

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Jul 20, 2017 15:26:00

A Luxury Brand Hacks its Own

No doubt feeling pretty good about its cheeky luxury hack of Ikea's utilitarian Frakta bag, inspiring countless DIY imitations, Balenciaga has just unveiled another upmarket shopping bag.

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Jul 15, 2017 14:27:00
Thom Browne Tennis

A Traditional Sport Gets a New Look

To officiate his new tennis collection (as well as launch his first UK store, on Albemarle Street in London), Thom Browne hosted a traditional and very friendly tournament — complete with umpire and ball boys — in the shadow of the iconic concrete Golden Lane and Barbican Estates.

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Jul 07, 2017 12:27:00
Prada Talismans

Who Needs Charms When You Have Prada Talismans?

"What makes a pendant a talisman?" ponders Prada. "After it has performed its magic."

And who would deny that a crystal chunk on a silver chain, conch shells laced together with precious metal, and wood twigs clutched by animal deities are magical?

They are, therefore, the label's latest sacred item with otherworldly allure, Prada Talismans...

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Jun 15, 2017 18:21:00
Balenciaga men's

Size Matters at Balenciaga Men's

Demna's Gvasalia's spring 2017 collection for Balenciaga men's, the label's first, was a doozy — a helluva statement on exaggeration that spawned countless comparisons to the signature suits of Talking Heads' David Byrne.

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Jan 02, 2017 16:34:00

Comme des Garçons and Vetements Are So Gay

Surprise! Comme des Garçons' SHIRT division and Vetements have released a collaboration, a capsule of three gay, lesbian, and fetish knit sweaters, so described on Dover Street Market NY's Instagram.

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Dec 28, 2016 14:21:00
Christopher Ræburn X Disney

Hooked: Christopher Ræburn X Disney

Here's one for the cartoon-goth crowd. Over the course of a year, British designer Christopher Ræburn worked with a Disney character artist to create all-black Minnie Mouse and Mickey Mouse bags, in either ethically sourced nappa leather or organic European milled indigo denim. Because, suddenly, there is no happy place left on earth.

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Dec 14, 2016 12:31:00

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