2.14.17 / New York / New York

Unemployed Magazine Knows The Secret To A Great NYFW Party

UNEMPLOYED MAGAZINE DEMOLITION PARTY : hosted at Pepito with YOLA MEZCAL 

In a big city like New York, spectacle is often mistaken for entertainment when it comes to nightlife. For some getting into an exclusive club is more thrilling than actually being inside. Saying you got into a party or saw a ‘major’ performance is more pertinent than letting loose. Photos showcase jubilation but often times the actual event is less glamorous. But there are exceptions, and last night Unemployed Magazine made their case as to what makes a really great party.

Really there were only two components, along with a few givens. First was the crowd; in a week when guest lists are carefully combed through by publicists and token VIPs take precedence, Unemployed Magazine’s party was a reminder that you really just need your friends and their friends to create a great night. Founders Cecile Winckler and Sophie Tabet have plenty of those, and they all came out to celebrate unencumbered by lines or lists or ropes. Good friends in a dusty LES basement is usually better than strangers in a hotel ballroom, though it doesn’t hurt that Winckler and Tabet are friends with artists, models, and a quirky cast of night owls.

UNEMPLOYED MAGAZINE DEMOLITION PARTY : hosted at Pepito with YOLA MEZCAL 

The second feature might be harder to pull off for most, but what a difference it made. As it was technically a ‘Demolition Party’ in preparation for a new bar in the space called Pepito, white coveralls were provided for everyone. It can feel like image stands above all in this city, and it was refreshing to do away with it entirely for a night. There wasn’t much to demolish, but the walls and the coveralls were both covered by doodles by the end of the night. Drawing all over each other is a fine way to experience inebriation (by free Yola Mezcal); the tone of the night changes when people trade sexy for funny. To put it in another way, the least offensive thing written on someone’s back may have been ‘Boner Garage.’

Great tunes, a lot of dancing, and a pre-Valentine’s day buzz may have all helped, but Unemployed Magazine knows how to throw that worth-the-hangover type of party. It might be a good time for other designers and publications to take some notes.

Unemployed Magazine Issue 03 is out now

Hanne Gaby Odiele, Alewia Demmisse, Brandee Brown

UNEMPLOYED MAGAZINE DEMOLITION PARTY : hosted at Pepito with YOLA MEZCAL 

Gabija Mitchell

UNEMPLOYED MAGAZINE DEMOLITION PARTY : hosted at Pepito with YOLA MEZCAL 

Becky Garner, Brandee Brown

UNEMPLOYED MAGAZINE DEMOLITION PARTY : hosted at Pepito with YOLA MEZCAL 

UNEMPLOYED MAGAZINE DEMOLITION PARTY : hosted at Pepito with YOLA MEZCAL 

Vance Brooking, Caroline Sharp, Chloe Caillet, Anthony Ferrara

[Photos:Benjamin Lozovsky/BFA.com]

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