NYFW S/S 14: Jason Wu After-Party

Neon lights and graffiti-clad walls led the way down the Dream Downtown’s loading dock and into late-night hotspot Electric Room, where the man of the hour—Jason Wu—was inside celebrating his spring/summer 2014 collection on Friday night.

Champagne flowed (to the last drop) as editors, models and the like rubbed elbows inside the packed, electro-thumping lounge; Union Jack leather sofas, antique mirrors and gothic chandeliers filled the small, low-lit space. By midnight, Wu could be found in the VIP nook, a tiny corner behind the DJ booth, chatting away with actress Kerry Washington, a longtime supporter of the fashion designer. Among those who turned up to the after-party were Mad Men’s Jessica Paré and tennis pro Maria Sharapova, both of whom attended his show earlier in the day (front row faces included Alicia Keys and The Newsroom’s Emily Mortimer).
 
It’s been a busy year for 30-year-old Jason Wu, who shows no plans of slowing down. As noted in Suzy Menkes’ New York Times profile, the Taiwanese-Canadian designer was recently made creative director of Hugo Boss women’s wear and continues to expand his own brand with an upcoming collaboration with Lancôme. “…I don’t feel like it’s work,” Wu told the Times. “I’m a professional. It’s what I do.”
 
Main image via BFA

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