Closing out New York Fashion Week ’14, Dorian Allen premiered his EP, Running Back to You, in the city’s Flatiron district on Thursday night, leaving guests anticipating what’s to come from Dorian’s upcoming musical ventures.
Dorian Allen’s EP Release party, presented by Raine magazine, also featured a special fashion show presentation by designer Victoria Scandale showcasing her S/S 2015 collection.
As guests made their way into 1315 Studios, they were greeted with passed hors d’ ouevres provided by Perfect Peach Events, LLC, which included boneless chicken wings with teriyaki, BBQ or hot sauce to dip in, fresh mozzarella, tomato and basil skewers, black bean and corn salsa in a tortilla cup, filet mignon on a crustini with basil aoili and crispy onions, vegetable lo mein in a mini Chinese container, and cheesecake stuffed strawberries with chocolate drizzle.
Guests were able to exclusively preview and listen to Dorian’s EP at special music-listening stations. Everyone from some of NYC’s music industry professionals to magazine editors, and stylists were among the crowd. The show promptly got started after Dorian’s arrival at 8:00pm.
Dorian’s amazing performance was accompanied by a 5 piece band and 2 back-up vocalists. The 4-song performance included, “No One Can Love You,” “Bon Voyage,” and the first single of his EP, “Running Back to You”. Throughout the night Dorian was styled by celebrity stylist Jay Johnson. The vibe within the room was a very contemporary setting with hints of vintage décor such as a music box from the 1940’s; chic black accents were also displayed against the all-white loft.
The night continued with complimentary drinks provided by William Wolf Whiskey, and water from All Beauty Water, a DJ that kept the crowd entertained, and gift boxes provided by SK Energy Shots, Eatwhatever, Grab The Gold, Kixies High Tighs, c4 Belts, and a copy of Dorian Allen’s EP, Running Back to You.
Dorian Allen is currently on tour singing back-up vocals for award-winning British singer-song writer, Sam Smith.
Photography : Sherridon Poyer