You're never more likely to find yourself in a room surrounded by some of the most stylish guys in New York than at a BOND OFFICIAL soiree, and last weekend's brunch bash was certainly no exception.
The digital lifestyle publication closed out Black History Month with a vibrant gathering that celebrated, and connected, the Black men shaping and shaking up the city's cultural scene. Co-hosted by BOND OFFICIAL founder Igee Okafor and leading menswear influencer and one of the platform's February cover stars, Ryan Clark, the fashionable fete saw guests including menswear designer Brandon Murphy, celebrity stylist Memsor Kamarake, and American Ballet Theatre soloist Gabe Stone Shayer, bond (no pun intended) over brunch bites in a private room at Italian hot spot, Scarpetta.
At a gorgeous table filled with Brooklyn Bloom florals, avocado toast, and tomato and basil spaghetti, the very dapper group buzzed about each other's work in their respective industries, communities, and beyond, and sparked conversations with surprise questions on the back of their name tags. The event was a gratifying meeting of the minds, providing a space for Black joy, culture, and resilience.
Attendees were inspired to keep the party going as they went home with bottles of Ten To One’s Caribbean Dark Rum, founded by Marc-Kwesi Farrell and Co-Owned by Ciara.
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[Photos by Madison McGaw/BFA.com courtesy BOND OFFICIAL]