“The Museum at FIT (MFIT) is thrilled by the recent donation from 5001 FLAVORS, which represents Guy and Sharene Wood’s significant influence on fashion, hip hop style, and popular culture. These pieces will be prominently featured in the upcoming exhibition Fresh, Fly, and Fabulous: FiFty Years of Hip Hop Style (opening January 2023), and will be a part of MFIT’s permanent Hip Hop Style Archive. Preserving these fashion objects ensures that scholars, researchers, and future MFIT exhibition audiences can access 5001 FLAVORS’s one-of-a-kind creations, which have helped shape and tell the story of hip hop style and American culture,” says Elizabeth Way, Associate Curator, The Museum at FIT.
Pivoting and growing both their fashion and retail businesses through the pandemic and ever-changing New York City makes 2022 a sweet year to celebrate the two anniversaries.
“We are honored to celebrate these milestone anniversaries, proud to have expanded into our various lifestyles brands and excited to see what’s next for 5001 FLAVORS, Harlem Haberdashery and the #FirstFamilyOfFashion,” says Sharene Wood, President & CEO of 5001 FLAVORS and Harlem Haberdashery.
Sharene and her husband Guy Wood, Sr. along with partners Kells Barnett, Louis Johnson Jr., Ashlee Muhammad and Guy Wood, Jr. will commemorate these special anniversaries the following in-person and virtual activations and events (with more to be announced):
Uptown Bounce! Summer Stylin’ featuring 5001 FLAVORS
Museum of the City of New York, 1220 Fifth Ave. at 103rd Street, Thursday, July 21 | 6 – 9 PM, Free
To celebrate 30 years of 5001 FLAVORS, the Museum of the City of New York welcomes back 5001 FLAVORS to feature six mannequins wearing 5001 FLAVORS ensembles created within their illustrious 30-year career.
The evening will consist of a soundscape featuring 5001 FLAVORS artists; additional music played by Mobile Monday’s DJ Misbehaviour with cocktails served throughout the evening and an interactive photo booth experience sponsored by Mbele Experiences.