Fly Geenius Merging Flags Sweatshirt
Fly Geenius x New Museum Store
The Merging Flag Collection merges the US and Pan-African flags as a statement that being black and being American are one and the same. Since flags symbolize the union of governance, people and territory, the merging flags also prompt a conversation about the action required to dismantle oppression and the abuse of power. The words that appear to be growing out of the combined flags are action words, suggestion ways we can contribute to a new, more positive power distribution.
Fly Geenius is a NYC streetwear label that seeks to build community through apparel, accessories and events, bringing awareness to relevant topics and helping customers play an integral part in the consistent regeneration of our global environment.
Fly Geenius founder Davon Bean is a New York native who's interest in fashion developed during his childhood years, at a time when he witnessed hip-hop culture and fashion as an important part of the identity in his own neighborhood. He quickly realized that despite his humble upbringing, the one thing people could control was the way they looked and that this could be turned into a powerful tool for motivation, empowerment, and inspiration.