On Saturday, February 4th, the Brooklyn Museum will be hosting its famous First Saturday event held on every first Saturday of every month. In celebration of Black History Month, Urban Outfitters is also having a pop-up at The Brooklyn Museum that day. Black artists that have shaped culture have created seven separate collections as part of Urban Outfitters’ celebration of Black History Month. Prominent artists such as Kehinde Whiley, Ron Bass, and Mía Lee, fashion brands PISHPOSH, Riveriswild, Electric Circus, and musician Oswan Benjamin. Each capsule collection is a perspective of the Black experience from their points of view. Four of those collections by Bass, Riveriswild, Benjamin, and Electric Circus will be featured at the Brooklyn Museum’s First Saturday market from 5 pm to 10 pm.
Later this month, on February 23rd, Urban Outfitters will also be releasing a merch collection with Cheney University, the first Historically Black University and sports brand Mitchell & Ness. Proceeds of that collaboration will go back to the university in Urban Outfitters’ efforts to support HBCUs and continuous commitment to celebrating and nurturing diverse talent and inspiring the next generation of creatives. UBRN Inc., the UO parent company, is also partnering with Creatives Want Change to support (CWC) Fellows Scholarship Program, a program designed to help Black high school students have access to pre-college fashion programs. This year’s application for CWC Fellows is now open through the end of February.
The capsule collections are available online now at urbanoutfitters.com, and select items will be available Saturday, Febuary 4th, at The Brooklyn Museum.