Meet The Viral Designer Inspired By Dapper Dan and Virgil Abloh
The Columbus, Ohio native looks at the shoot as a way to pay homage to “street couture” designers that inspired him, like
Dapper Dan, a Harlem-based fashion designer known for creating flashy clothing, leather items, and car interiors with unauthorized designer logos in the ’80s and ’90s. Just last year, Dan
reopened his atelier with the help of Gucci after Alessandro Michele was accused of knocking off an iconic mink jacket from the master of knock-offs. This inspired Juliano, who says he typically shies away from high-fashion brands but argues Dan’s work made the fashion industry, by way of the Harlem tailor’s pieces, accessible.