BED-STUY, BROOKLYN — A fashion showcase from one of Bed-Stuy’s longest-standing businesses will kick of Black Business Month in the neighborhood this weekend.
Moshood, whose flagship store has been in Brooklyn for 27 years, will host a “New Roots to Culture Fashion Showcase” on Sunday to celebrate his and other businesses’ rebound from the coronavirus crisis.
“The pandemic left many of our retail shops on life support. For those that have weathered the storm, we ask that the community join us for this event and continue to support our small businesses when and wherever they can,” said Lynette Battle, Bed-Stuy Gateway BID’s interim executive director.
The fashion show will feature Moshood’s signature Afro-Chic garments along with fashion from emerging Black designers.
It will also include a performance from the Kunle Mighty Sunrise Band, which is managed by the son of legendary Nigerian Juju singer King Sunny Ade, according to organizers.
The show will aim to give thanks to the neighborhood that helped sustain Moshood throughout the coronavirus crisis. Like most small businesses, the pandemic took a toll on the flagship shop, but e-commerce and the BID were able to pull it through, event organizers said.
Moshood first arrived in New York in the early 1980s from Nigeria and eventually opened his boutique in Brooklyn.
Here’s what you need to know to join in the fun:
WHERE: Restoration Plaza, 1360 Fulton St.
WHEN: Sunday, Aug. 2 starting at 3 p.m.
WHAT: “In gratitude to the village that helped sustain him, Moshood hopes the fashion show, that kicks off Black Business Month, will encourage spectators attending from near and far support Bedford-Stuyvesant small businesses.”