The much anticipated second drop of the PUMA x Dapper Dan collaboration is revealed following their initial Kith exclusive release in October 2022. The limited five-piece collection combines PUMA’s sport heritage with Dapper Dan’s exquisite experience in apparel and footwear pieces.
The new PUMA x Dapper Dan collection draws inspiration from the idea of a pre-game runway. Its luxury upcycled aesthetic is complemented by knitted materials and all-over monogram designs. The collection reimagines the classic Clyde sneaker, a T7 tracksuit with PUMA x Dap logo mania, two tees and a reversible padded jacket featuring Dap’s depiction of the PUMA, rhinestones, and the collaborator’s logo. Dapper Dan got inspired by his Harlem roots for this second drop, reflecting on the importance of expression and what that has looked like for him through the years.
Dapper Dan has also redesigned the PUMA jet interior with the PUMA x Dapper Dan print, accessories with co-branded logos, and materials used in the most recent collaboration. On the continuous growth and evolution of his projects, Dap says, “We came by dog and now we travel by bird,” reminiscing on times when the bus was his main mode of transportation and now his designs are in the sky with the PUMA jet.
Daniel Day, known as Dapper Dan, is a Harlem couturier who made his name in the late ’80s and ’90s as for providing rap culture with its signature gangster-inspired style, reworking traditional luxury-house products to outfit emerging hip-hop stars and athletes like L Cool J, James Jackson and Floyd Mayweather. In 2018 a cultural appropriation scandal made Gucci finance the rebirth of Dapper Dan’s business and include him in its diversity council.
The new PUMA x Dapper Dan limited capsule is available globally, at several select retailers.
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