Owner, Moshood Creations
Jul 13, 2021
Designer Moshood Afariogun, an immigrant originally from Lagos, Nigeria, opened Moshood Creations in Fort Greene in 1994. In the intervening 27 years, the name “Moshood” has become synonymous with Brooklyn streetwear with his signature wrap skirts, dashikis and especially his tribal-print logo, which appears on t-shirts and hoodies. After nearly a quarter century in Fort Greene, though, Afariogun was forced out due to high rents, and subsequently re-opened in Bed-Stuy with a fashion show ribbon-cutting attended by hundreds in July 2019.
“A fixture from the neighborhood’s days as a mecca for young Black creatives, Moshood’s Afrocentric aesthetic has been embraced by the likes of Erykah Badu, who used to live in the apartment above the shop, and Stevie Wonder,” writes Black-Owned Brooklyn in their recent profile of the press-shy Afariogun. Chaka Khan has been known to rock Moshood, and so have Tyson Beckford and Maxi Priest. With a global clientele, some of Moshood’s local fans include New York Attorney General Letitia James, Public Advocate Jumaane Williams and Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, among others.