NEW YORK, April 27, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — This spring, the family behind 5001 FLAVORS and Harlem Haberdashery are celebrating two incredible anniversaries – 30 years of 5001 FLAVORS and 10 years of haberdashery from Harlem. In honor of the celebratory year, the family has upcoming collaborative partnerships with The Museum at FIT (fashion institute of technology) and Museum of the New York City.
“The Museum at FIT (MFIT) is delighted with the recent donation of 5001 FLAVORS, which represents Guy and Sharene Wood significant influence on fashion, hip hop style and popular culture. These pieces will be highlighted in the next exhibition Fresh, flying and fabulous: 50 years of hip-hop style (opening January 2023), and will become part of MFIT’s permanent Hip Hop style archive. Preserving these fashion items ensures that scholars, researchers, and future MFIT exhibit audiences can access the unique creations of 5001 FLAVORS, which have helped shape and tell the story of hip hop style and American culture. », declares Elizabeth RoadAssociate Curator, The Museum at FIT.
Pivoting and growing both their fashion and retail businesses during the ever-changing pandemic New York City makes 2022 a sweet year to celebrate both anniversaries.
“We are honored to celebrate these milestone anniversaries, proud to have expanded our various lifestyle brands and excited to see what comes next for 5001 FLAVORS, Harlem Mercerie and the #FirstFamilyOfFashion,” said shared wood, President and CEO of 5001 FLAVORS and Harlem Mercerie.
Sharene and her husband Guy Wood, Sr. with its partners Kells Barnett, Louis Johnson Jr., Ashlee Mohammad and Guy Wood, Jr. will commemorate these special anniversaries with the following in-person and virtual activations and events (more to be announced):
Harlem Mercerie presents the Harlem Derby
Harlem Mercerie, 245 Lenox Ave at 122 St., NYC
Saturday, May 7, 2022 | 3 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Free | 21 years and over with ID to be received Maker’s Mark® cocktails
Inspired by the Kentucky Derby, Harlem Mercerie will welcome elected officials, celebrities and notables to celebrate their award-winning and critically acclaimed shop, a mainstay of community, culture and commerce for 10 years. The public event encourages all to watch their best Derby while enjoying cocktails sponsored by Maker’s Mark®*, light bites and fun photos day and night, including their legendary brownstone group photo!
NYCxDESIGN Self-Guided Tours
Harlem Mercerie, 245 Lenox Ave. at 122 St., NYC 10027
May 10 – 20
Harlem Mercerie will participate in the 10th annual NYC x DESIGN. NYCxDESIGN’s Self-guided trips is an interactive online platform that unveils the engine of creativity through New York City five boroughs – with design studios, architectural facades, cultural institutions, creative landmarks, restaurants, and more.
Cocktails & Culture
Museum of the New York City1220 Fifth Ave. at 104th St., NYC
Thursday, June 16, 2022 | 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Harlem Mercerie, their lifestyle brand extension HH Bespoke Spiritsthe award-winning collection of craft spirits, will be the spirits featured at MCNY June 19 inspired public program. The evening will include a free tasting of HH Bespoke Spirits (6-7 p.m.) and craft cocktails throughout the evening.
Downtown bounce! summer style‘ with 5001 FLAVORS
Museum of the New York City, 1220 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street
Thursday July 21 | 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
To celebrate 5001 FLAVORS’ 30th anniversary, MCNY is once again hosting 5001 FLAVORS to showcase six living models wearing 5001 FLAVORS ensembles created over their illustrious 30-year career. The evening will consist of a soundscape featuring 5001 FLAVOR artists performed by Mobile Monday’s Bad DJ behavior with cocktails served throughout the evening.
Fresh, Fly, and Fabulous: Fifty Years of Hip-Hop Style
The FIT Museum, 27th and 7th ave, NYC
5001 FLAVORS will be featured in this groundbreaking, free exhibition that celebrates the 50th anniversary of the birth of hip hop by examining the roots and history of hip hop fashion from its inception to the present day. Co-organized by a hip hop style specialist and journalist, Professor FIT Elena Romero and Deputy Curator of MFIT Elizabeth Road.
SOURCE FLAVORS 5001; Harlem Haberdashery