House Nights: DUMBO’s NYFW house party goes off
Producer CJ South put on his essential BLACKSTAGE event in celebration of Black creativity
Thursday 17 February 2022 Photography by Derrick Whiting and Lanscine Janneh
DUMBO House lit up Tuesday night to celebrate Black creatives in the fashion industry for what host and producer CJ South called ‘a fashion family reunion’. South called on the event as ‘a celebration of our impact, our importance and our ingenuity’. Hosts and celebrity glam artists Jawara Wauchope, Dawn Sterling, Raisa Flowers, and CFDA’s Emerging Designer of the year, Edvin Thompson of Theophilio, partied with designer Victor Glemaud all night.
Listening to a soulful performance from Ian Isiah, spotted among the crowd were supermodels Joan Smalls, Alton Mason, Anok Yai, and Adut Akech, alongside A-list casting directors, producers, and designers. DJ Olivia Dope’s 1990s and early 2000s hip-hop R&B set and DJ Wemi’s afrobeats kept the crowd dancing into the early morning.
Riley Montana, Dawn Sterling, and Joan Smalls
Ah-Niyah Gold, Edvin Thompson, and Christian Cody
AmiraVee and CJ South
Johnny Nelson, CJ Robinson
DJ Olivia Dope
Aweng Chuol, Dawn Sterling, Adut Akech, and Jawara Wauchope
CJ South and Raisa Flowers