AT THE CFDA AWARDS AFTER PARTY CELEBRATIONS RANG HIGH
words by HANNAH ATIRA
photography by ALIZAYUH
On Monday night at the Natural History Museum in New York City a host of designers, celebrities and industry visionaries celebrated the innovative minds behind the future of American fashion for CFDA Awards. While the festivities were in full swing at the museum, the evening was just beginning as the celebrations flowed throughout the night as nominees, winners and their peers danced the night away at Christopher John Rogers’ after party.
Held at the quintessential boutique Soho Grand Hotel, an homage to the essence of the downtown New York scene, guests piled in the elevator as they rode up to the hotel’s infamous Club Room. In true New York nightlife fashion the inconspicuous entrance led to an intimate room filled with a glowing purple haze that bounced off of the interior’s velvet lined draperies, couches and chairs. As the DJ, Skype Williams spinned the sounds of a 2010 Rihanna soundtrack guests danced, mingled and lounged throughout the beginning room of the two room space. Behind the curtain was even greater excitement, as guests streamed into the second room finding the bar flowing with curated cocktails made from Termana Tequila and of course Negroni’s on deck for the further refined taste. Amongst those celebrating with a toast were CFDA award winners womenswear designer Rachel Scott of Diotima, and menswear designer Willy Chavarria. As well as knitwear designer Henry Zankov and previous CFDA/Vogue fashion fund finalist Jacques Agbobly of Agbobly.
The party truly began to ignite as the crowd continued to move on the dance floor to Dj Skype Williams high energy atmosphere moving into early 2000s pop classics mixed with ever recognizable current hip hop and afro beats tracks. Liza Koshy made her entrance to the party dawning her stunning red carpet look by designer Bach Mai, who was also in attendance. Naturally, floating throughout the crowd was of course the host of the evening Mr. Christopher John Rogers himself, intently attending to and enjoying the company of his attendees.