Designer Romeo Hunte hosted a cocktail party to kickoff his pop-up collection at Wolf and Badger in SoHo, New York. Hunte, noted for his masculine take on womenswear, wore a windowpane grey suit and his signature large-frame glasses while he walked throughout the party thanking people for attending.
Raised in Brooklyn, Hunte turned down track and field college scholarships to pursue fashion. Hunte attended the famous Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) and launched his own namesake brand in 2014. Two years later, Hunte was dubbed a “Designer to Watch” by both Essence Magazine and WWD.
Hunte’s collections are available at Net-A-Porter, Saks Fifth Avenue, Barney’s, and Bergdorf Goodman, but actress Zendaya propelled his line into the spotlight after wearing multiple outfits by Romeo Hunte. Today, Hunte’s designs have been worn by everyone from Beyonce to model Hailey Baldwin.
The private event was the ultimate elevated cocktail hour complete with appetizers, custom cocktails, and two DJs. Shopping was encouraged in a boutique-style format as models walked throughout the party sporting Hunte’s creations. Rapper Young Paris even made an appearance along with Hunte’s mother.