Diary of Daily Events: Kim Jones comes to town, The Outnet celebrates menswear launch, Mulberry night out, Jonathan Simkhai store opening and more nights to go
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Fendi celebrates the launch of “The Fendi set: from Bloomsbury to Borghese”
At its Upper East Side flagship store, Fendi hosted an intimate reception and signing session with Kim Jones OBE, the brand’s artistic director of womenswear and couture, and acclaimed photographer Nikolai von Bismarck. photo book, “The Fendi set: from Bloomsbury to Borghese”, is inspired by Jones’ love of Bloomsbury – a movement named after the Bloomsbury group which included English artists and writers Vanessa Bell, Duncan Grant, Roger Fry, Clive Bell and Virginia Woolf when they met in the Bloomsbury area of London in the early/mid 20th century. The tome, which features copies of Bloomsbury band members’ letters and diary entries alongside photos taken by von Bismarck, celebrates Jones’ first year at Fendi and his Bloomsbury-inspired Spring/Summer 21 couture collection for the brand. Jones and von Bismarck were joined by friends from home, such as Bella Hadid, Ajani Russell, Precious Lee, Lily Allen, Rebecca Dayan, Tommy Dorfman, Meghan Roche, as well as Fe and Paola Fendi from the Fendi family.
Words: Maya Al-Zaben
The Outnet launches US menswear shopping experience
The Outnet was joined last night by all the stylish menswear influencers and editors in town, for dinner and cocktails at the Great Jones Distillery. The celebration was in honor of the luxury online retailer’s menswear vertical, now available to US customers. Igee Okafor, Moti Ankari, Braunwyn Windham-Burke, Christian Bendek, Isaac Hindin-Miller, Alexandra Mondalek, Nolan Meader, John Sledge, Delanique Millwood, Justin Livingston, Davis were among those who turned out to get a feel the offer. Burleson, Jaerez and many more.
Mulberry hosts a dinner party at the Chelsea Hotel
To celebrate its new 100 Wooster Street Flagship Opening & Softie Zine launch, Mulberry gathered a well-heeled crowd at the newly reopened Chelsea Hotel. Zine campaign star and model Ella Emhoff was joined for cocktails and dinner at the Bard Room by Rainey and Margaret Qualley, Katerina Tannenbaum, Nicky Hilton, Tina Leung, Ezra William, Julia von Boehm, Sophie Sumner, Casey Fremont, Dylana Suarez, Natalie Lim Suarez, Candace Marie, Alioune Badara Fall, Brianna Lance, Yan Yan Chan, Marcos Fecchino, Nelson Tiberghien and Isabelle Chaput, Pippa Bennett Warner, Karen Blanchard, Anaa Saber, Mary Leest, and more. After dinner there was a special performance by Rainey Qualley followed by a reading by poet Seashell Coker, who has also contributed to the Zine.
Jonathan Simkhai toasts new Soho store
Tyrell Hampton and Julia Fox were among those who helped designer Jonathan Simkhai cut the ribbon for his new digs in Soho. The store, at 158 Mercer Street, features an art installation and photo exhibit featuring friends of the brand, including Hailey Bieber and Lourdes. Among those who showed up in force for cocktails, wine and model/DJ Memphy sounds were Lameka Fox, CT Hedden, Selah Marley, Lucien Smith, Ama Elsesser, Dede Lovelace, Nikki Mcguire, Maria al Sadek , Louis Mayhew, Young Emperors , Ajani, Odalys Pena, Imani Randolph, Xunami Muse, Xenia Adonts and more…
Coach gave it his all for Pride at The Monster
Coach showcased “Go All Out For Pride,” his message of support for the LGBTQIA+ community this Pride Month with a celebration at The Monster. The party was hosted in conjunction with Saucy Santana, Benito Skinner, Joel Kim Booster, Linux, The Icon Meeka “Queen Mother Alpha Omega” and Sasha Calle, all of whom will be featured as part of Coach’s “Go All Out For Pride.” . country. Saucy Santana also performed, while revelers enjoyed DJ sets by Aquaria and Oscar NnÞ of Papi Juice. Those in attendance included Bowen Yang, Raja, Matt Rogers, Conrad Ricamora, Tommy Dorfman, Andrew Ahn, Parker Kit Hill, Alok V Menon, Kimberly Drew, Ty Sunderland, Brigette Lundy-Paine, Adam Eli, Richie Shazam, Ben Draghi. , Bayli, Justine Biticon, Leyna Bloom, Alexander Roth, Ajani Russell, Ama Elsesser, Celeste Yim, Leiomy Maldonado, Kandy Muse, Milk, Jaboukie Young-White, Raquel Willis, Honey Balenciaga, Matthew Mazur, Dashaun Wesley, Xunami Muse, Citron , Scarlett Envy, Jasmine Rice, Jan Sport, Dahlia Sin, Eli Brown, Sage Adams, Eric Sedeno, Clara Perlmutter, CT Hedden and Janelle No. 5, among others.
Mattel Creations celebrates its pop-up store at Fred Segal
Mattel Creations has launched its first-ever physical pop-up store, now at Fred Segal. To celebrate, the brand was joined by special guests Aleali May, Kristopher Kites, Blue the Great, who had the opportunity to glimpse Mattel Creations collectibles. Products available at the pop-up include Aleali May x Barbie Wardrobe Set, Kristopher Kites x Masters of the Universe ‘Orko’ Chain Necklace, Evan Mock x Hot Wheels 1987 Toyota Pickup North Shore Edition and Vera Wang Barbie Doll from The Barbie Collection Tribute, among others. Additional guests for the night included Ashlee Keating, Junebug, Margie Plus, Saucy Santana, Shantel Jackson and The Bloom Twins.
Jon Bon Jovi and Jesse Bongiovi celebrated NYU’s annual hotel investment conference
Jon Bon Jovi and his son Jesse Bongiovi attended a party hosted by Accor & Ennismore during the NYU Hospitality Investment Conference. The evening was hosted by Sébastien Bazin, CEO & Chairman of Accor; and Sharan Pasricha, Founder and Co-CEO and Gaurav Bhushan, Co-CEO of Ennismore at The Plaza, a Fairmont-managed hotel in New York. The VIP event included special video messages from Kendall Jenner, John Legend and Aaron Paul, as well as performances from DJ Kieren Taylor and electric violinist Sarah Charness. Guests also enjoyed an overhead showcase, Tuscan dishes from Italian butcher Dario Cecchini of steakhouse Carna, coffee from Lavazza, and a Therabody Experience Station.
Autentica 504 lands in New York
Italian luxury retailer Autentica 504 hosted an intimate dinner party to celebrate the launch of its first ready-to-wear capsule collection and a one-day fashion archive pop-up store held in Soho the following day. Guests joined members of the Italian team at Gem Wine by Flynn McGarry, while learning about plans for the new site, which brings together designers such as Rick Owens and Balenciaga alongside his own brand designed by an anonymous American designer.
UGG celebrates its FEEL HEARD campaign with a panel featuring Laverne Cox
This Pride Month, UGG is focusing on destigmatizing mental health for the LGBTQIA+ community. In a nod to its Feel Heard campaign, the brand tapped Pride 2022 campaign star ALOK and Laverne Cox (her) to take part in a panel discussion highlighting mental health awareness, resources to support LGBTQIA+ youth and the importance of covenanting. The conference was hosted by The Trevor Project, to whom UGG is proudly donating $125,000 this month. In addition to ALOK, the brand’s additional FEEL HEARD campaign features Chloe Vero, Isa’ah, Seb Moralez, Robert and Orren.
Hollywood gathers for the launch of Sans Gêne
The A-listers recently gathered at WeHo hotspot Delilah for an intimate dinner party to celebrate the launch of fluid brand Sans Gêne. Notable attendees, including OffSet, Luka Sabbat, Zack Bia, G Eazy, Reign Judge, Bloody Dior and Bladi (the A$AP Rocky photographer who also captured the evening’s events), were dressed in pieces from the inaugural Pre-Fall ’22 collection, a portion of the proceeds of which will be donated to the National Mental Illness Alliance.
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