With his eponymous store on 125th street, Dapper Dan pioneered streetwear in the early 1980s, co-opting luxury branding to design original garments with high-end detail.
A leading driver of the 80s chic style, Dapper Dan began making clothes in Harlem, during which he was known for giving rap its signature music style, styling everyone from Big Daddy Kane to Mike Tyson.
He then went on to outfit entertainers and other celebrities including Eric B & Rakim, LL Cool J, Salt-N-Pepa, Missy Elliott, Jay-Z, Aaliyah, P.Diddy, Floyd Mayweather and many more.
In 2017 Gucci partnered with Dapper Dan to reopen his atelier as well as release a Gucci-Dapper Dan collaboration exploring the design synergies between the designer and Gucci’s creative director.
Dapper Dan has been featured on platforms including The New York Times, Elle, Vogue W Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, CNN and Netflix. His works have been on display at The Smithsonian, The Museum at FIT, The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Museum of Modern Art.
Date: Sunday, November 11th, 2018.
Time:4:45pm – 5:45pm
Venue: Plot 1, Water Corporation Drive, Oniru Estate, Victoria Island, Lagos.
Dapper Dan will be at the GTBank Fashion Weekend to share his insights on Making A Fashion Statement.
To register for his Masterclass click here.
Signal Frabrics Opens New Branch In VI, Lagos [PHOTO]
Labake Adeola, the industrious fashion entrepreneur has carved a niche for herself among fashion buffs. According to her, being rich shouldn’t be confused with possessing panache but many a deep-pocket mistake extravagance for elegance.
“You do not have to be extravagant to be elegant. At Signal Fabric, everyone is classic. Its not the price of your fabrics that stands you out, its what you make with it and how you can spice it up that translate to elegance; it is what differentiates the commoner from the classical.”, and that’s what SIGNAL FABRICS is known for.
Style becomes the essence of every woman, according to Labake. Thus like an emperor of immeasurable chic, her fascination with good fabrics and elaborate lines comes alive in her range of bespoke latest and talk of the town attires. Although her specialty encompasses formal and informal female clothings.
There is no gainsaying Labake’s love for classy couture blossomed quite early in her youth; according to her, she developed a fascination with fashion when she started over 20 years ago and have customers across board. “We started over 20 years ago and have customers across board and we have been able to keep them all these years”.
“Anything you do it’s always best to be upright, sincerity, openness and customer satisfaction has been our key factors for sustenance”.
Labake’s love for fashion and taste for quality was copied from her mum, whom they both started Signal Fabrics from Alade Market in Ikeja Lagos, but the mother did not live long to see it blossom.
Signal Fabrics officially opens its new branch to clients from all over, penultimate Sunday, located on Ajose Adeogun street, Victoria Island Lagos, with its head office at Martins Street, Lagos Island.
The event had in attendance her family, friends, long time customers, society women, and well-wishers who came out to celebrate with the mother of three wonderful boys.
Amongst the guests were, Yeye Yetunde Ogbemudia of Nodony Fashion House, Olori Tokunbo Eko, Socialite Wosilat Seriki, among other several faces at the event.
American Singer, Bobby V, Arrives Nigeria For ‘Style By Zenith’ Fashion Fair
Bobby Wilson, an American singer better known as Bobby V, is in Nigeria to perform at a fashion fair tagged ‘Style by Zenith’.
Bobby V arrived Lagos on Thursday alongside members of his crew ahead of the fair scheduled for Saturday and Sunday.
The fair, which will take place at the Open Ground by Four Points Hotel, is a two-day lifestyle, beauty, fashion, accessories, and entertainment fair.
‘Style by Zenith’ is a collaboration between Virtual Xchange Limited and Zenith Bank Plc.
Speaking of the event, Kaycee Kennedy, CEO of Virtual Xchange Limited said: “The collaboration with Zenith Bank to develop the ‘Style by Zenith’ platform not only emphasizes our resolve to build and strengthen the fashion ecosystem but to drive the business of Fashion.
“We need to heed the call to focus on Fashion Trade, by making fashion Africa’s biggest export to the world.”
‘Style by Zenith’ will feature runway shows headlined by Nigerian and international models who will be accessorised by top designers and beauticians.
There will also be an exhibition of beauty and lifestyle products, food and confectioneries, as well as performances by top Nigerian artistes.
The Zenith model search, an initiative billed to unfurl in 2019, will also be launched at the fashion fair.
Reasons Why You Should Attend The ‘Style By Zenith’ Fair 2018 !!!
Fellas, you don’t wanna miss this Life Time Opportunity!!!
Attending this Prestigious Event will help you improve your Lifestyle and give you all you need to be that man/woman that you want the world to see…
Ever wanted to SLAY with your choice of LIFESTYLE???
This is the Event to be….
Are you a Purveyor and you seek to sell your Lifestyle Products to a Large number of People and make more sales, which in turn results to more money??
This is the Event to be….
Are you still contemplating on Attending??? 🤔😊
Consider The Following Attractions:
° You get access to a wide variety of Lifestyle Products & Services along with Quality Discounts for People that make Payments using Zenith Bank Cards, Scan to Pay or *966# on POS.
° Networking with High Minds & Different People from all walks of life.
° Have Explicit Fun as you wish, as 2018 comes to a Close.
° Performances by Nigerian Artistes.
° Runway Model Display.
° Play Area for Children with Age Appropriate Entertainment & and Lots More….
We STYLE …. You SLAY!!!
It’s Happening Live on the 29th & 30th of December 2018 @ Prince Alaba Oniru Road, After Four Points by Sheraton, Oniru Estate.
Time 9am Prompt!!!
Style By Zenith Fair 2018
Live your Best Life….