Last evening’s flurry of designer after-parties led revelers on a tour of downtown Manhattan in ninety minutes’ time. As Timo Weiland and partner Alan Eckstein celebrated their late-night Lincoln Center show at The Electric Room, Ali Hewson fêted photog Ryan McGinley at The Jane and Tara Subkoff took a turn east—throwing her post-show bash under Le Baron’s glowing red lights. While each party raged on in synchronization, there was a different story to be found at each stop.
The meatpacking district’s northern reaches held Timo’s party, celebrating a recent collaboration of boots with brand Tsubo. The designers’ army of well-groomed friends gathered at the Dream Downtown to fete their favorite social-bees by gulping sake from tumbler glasses and praising each other’s tastes in vintage knitwear. Twenty minutes in, we embarked further downtown to the Jane Hotel, where Edun held an after party in celebration of their first ad campaign shot by Ryan McGinley. Guests included Jefferson Hack, Waris Ahluwalia, author Daniel Pinchbeck, and Tennesee Thomas who had attended friend Zooey Deschanel’s well-received SNL performance the evening prior. While the English-transplant wasn’t able to make the Edun’s show earlier-on (she was enviably DJ-ing the Barbie dream closet at Lincoln Center), Thomas did have high praise for McGinley, “He manages to create another world, his photos are beautiful,” she told us. Nearby, Helena Christensen was in agreement, “He is one of my favorite photographers, I’ve been with Edun since the start, and this [campaign] really embodies the Edun story.”
Hurdling back towards a revolving-door of cabs with a nary 55 minutes under our belt, we crossed town to Andre Saraiva’s new Chinatown outpost of Le Baron. There, Imitation of Christ designer Tara Subkoff held court on the club’s first floor, and candidly spoke about her suiting collaboration with bespoke tailors, Doyle Mueser. “I really want to empower women by making something that’s both masculine and feminine,” Subkoff enthused. Wearing one of the tailor-made creations herself, the designer elaborated, “I work hard and play hard, I just want something that’s going to look good for both. There is nothing sexier for a woman than a really well-made suit.” It was there that the clock struck twelve—fête accompli!