The Ned NoMad at the hand of Richie Akiva has once again been the center of NYFW with a Fashion Week filled with nonstop events highlighted by Christian Siriano’s Official NYFW party on Friday Night taking over the entire Members Club level. Simultaneously Gucci hosted a party in Little Ned while Adrian Grenier hosted a Green-focused fashion tech cocktail event for leading tracking app ROUTE.
Sunday night The Ned played home to the annual Flaunt NYFW party for their Eternal Flame issue bash hosted by Richie Akiva and YG with MIMCHIK, featuring a surprise set from Diplo and performance by YG with music by Hank K, Vvarhala, Annicka and Siobhan Bell, and guests like Doja Cat, Ice Spice, Quavo, Alton Mason, Emma Roberts, Meek Mill, Jordan Clarkson, Chantel Jeffries, Badius, Kendra Bailey, Jordan Barrett, Yovanna Ventura, and many more industry notables.
At Siriano’s party on Friday, both the liquor (espresso martinis featuring Kahlua), and the popcorn (Cereal Pop Fruity Pebbles!) flowed all night long, kicking off at 9pm until 1am. Ty Sunderland Deejayed the night from the Atrium stage, with surprise performances throughout the evening, following the showstopping Sia performance at his runway show earlier.
Janet Jackson held court in the Snug area of the Members Club at Akiva’s The Ned NoMad during Siriano’s bash (looking super sleek), joined by designer Christian Siriano as they celebrated all night long, dancing to the DJ’s tracks and mingling with friends, with special talent guests such as Janet Jackson, Alicia Silverstone, Sarah Hyland, Coco Rocha, Sherri Shepherd, Laverne Cox, plus Richie Akiva, Padma Lakshmi, Audrina Patridge, Katie Cassidy, among many others.
Guests sipped on espresso martinis featuring Kahlua and Absolut, Sainte Marguerite rose wine, plus Bombay Sapphire gin mixed drinks. Party goers snacked on popcorn treats from Candy Pop Twix, Cereal Pop Fruity Pebbles, Cookie Pop Chips Ahoy! and Candy Pop M&Ms.
The Siriano party was certainly a much buzzed-about bash, following an exclusive dinner held at the new West Village hotspot restaurant AMBRA by Andrea Lenna with Chef John DeLucie. Sarah Hyland, Janet Jackson, Alicia Silverstone, Laverne Cox, Padma Lakshmi and essentially Siriano’s entire front row popped into the new Italian eatery for a delicious family style multi-course dinner which featured Jameson Black Barrel fashionable old fashioned cocktails, Peroni Nastro Azzurro beer plus Sainte Marguerite rose before heading to The Ned to dance the night away.
Following Siriano’s celebration, partygoers continued the night a few blocks south at Akiva’s LATE night party held at Hearsay in meatpacking co-hosted with Offset, a signature Richie Akiva pop-up style epic bash. The late-night banger was also co-hosted by Bloody Osiris, Evan Mock, Bloody Dior, Imaan Hammam, Model of the Year Grace Elizabeth, Alessandro Brisochi, Richie Romero, and Badius, which kicked off at 1am following Siriano, with performances such as Chase B, Austin Millz, Zack Bia, Mel Debarge, where attendees such as Kaia Gerber, Winnie Harlow, Jared Leto, Audrina Patridge, Teyana Taylor, ASAP Ferg, Edward Enninful, Jordyn Woods, Kyle Kuzma, Karreuche, Stella Maxwell, Joan Smalls, Cara Delevingne, Coi Leray, Peggy Gou, Kevin Durant, and many more partied until the lights came on.
The following night at Akiva’s hotspot hotel, a hub of NYFW, Gunna hosted a late-night super private afterparty of his concert on September 9th at The Ned’s The Magic Room. Fashion Week continued with parties at The Ned Nomad by Area, among others.