October 24, 2020
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Returning to the Party Scene with Raf Simons

New York fashion week parties – remember those?

Yes, it’s been a minute since the women’s collections showed in February, and yes it’s July and we’d all rather be sunning ourselves somewhere more breezy than Chinatown. But it’s NYFW:M, which of course means the designers are celebrating with parties – and where there’s Raf Simons, there are the downtown club kids.
“Who are all these kids?” asked an overwhelmed editor, seemingly to no one, upon entering Bacaro restaurant on Tuesday night just after 11 p.m. “And why is there this band of kids who follow him around?”
Simons moved through the crowd of fashion kids and models alike, blessing his disciples with greetings, as guests in slip dresses and passionately unbuttoned Hawaiian shirts (vintage, obviously) sipped on Champagne and attempted to look cool despite the humidity.
“He sat right next to me,” bragged a platinum-topped young lad to his friend of Simons (on the subject, why the platinum hair dye craze?) as they made their way downstairs. Models Hanne Gaby Odiele and Lexi Boling bounced from inside the restaurant to the street outside, where dare we say the scene might’ve been better than what went on indoors. Boys in bucket hats

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