On February 9, designer Andrew Buckler hosted a special gathering to celebrate his Fall 2012 line and the opening of new hot spot The Elsinore. Still technically under construction, The Elsinore comes from Noel Ashman (of The Plumm, Studio 54, Veruka, NA) with a dream team of investors including hip hop impresario Damon Dash, The Walking Dead’s Norman Reedus, Jesse Bradford, Simon Rex and Ethan Browne.
The Elsinore is a semi-private lounge located on the burgeoning border of Soho and the Lower East Side, providing an exclusive escape for VIPs and downtown trendsetters alike. The venue, designed by Steve Lewis and named after Hamlet’s castle, features a palette of rich blues that light glass-enclosed columns in the main room and shine above an ancient painted glass door bar. Navy blue leather banquets line the walls beneath an over-sized reclaimed clock.
Guest at the event had the chance to check out the new space, sip Belvedere cocktails and take in a video installation of Buckler’s work. Famous faces at the party included Noel Ashman, Taylor Ford, Damon Dash, Stanley Stuyvesant and Project Runway alum designer Joshua McKinley.
Photo Credit: Hannah Palmer Egan for Guest of a Guest.