Glass Man Launch x Supa Model Management London Fashion Week Men’s Party at Novikov, Mayfair

ROUNDING off LFWM, Glass collaborated with international modelling agency Supa Model Management to celebrate with a night of canapes, bespoke D1 Gin cocktails and the best DJs in the UK.

Held at Novikov Restaurant and Bar, the event marked the launch of Glass Man as a standalone publication and was a timely fit within the London Fashion Week Men SS20 – providing the perfect opportunity to honour this exciting time. In a new chapter for Glass, our new and extended Glass Man provides an editorial scope into high-fashion menswear, as well as film, music, luxury travel and investment art. The guests dressed the part for the event, making it one of the most fashionable events of Men’s Fashion Week. The night was one of our most successful events yet and attendance included actor Jack McEvoy, fashion designer Edeline Lee, reality TV star Eyal Booker, actresses Isabella Charlotta Poppius and Maude Hirst, actor, Anand Desai-Barochia, magician James Dein and model Kirk Newmann to name but a few.

D1 Gins range of bespoke cocktails. Photograph: Toby Shaw

Charlie Clark, founder Supa Model Management. Photograph: Toby Shaw

Collaborating with Supa Model Management for this event was an honour. The exclusively men’s only modelling agency in the heart of London, Supa manages renowned models including Krow, Jeremy Meeks, Clement Chabernaud and Arthur Gosse, and works alongside brands including Gucci, Valentino, and Burberry, making them an ideal collaboration for the launch of Glass Man. Founder and fashion industry veteran Charlie Clark is also featured within the glossy pages of Glass Man, where he discusses his progressive approach to model management and how he is redefining the industry. Having been able to interview Charlie for our latest issue, and then work alongside him in celebration of its release, has been a privilege and a delight for Glass.

VIP guests left with specially designed Glass Man tote goodie bags filled with our latest issue, travel kits from the French men’s skincare brand Horace as well as D1 cold infusion delights. Providing contemporary grooming essentials for men, Horace prides itself on creating luxury products at a reasonable price-point. With products for hair, body and shaving, the brand is renowned for its fresh approach to men’s grooming. Needless to say, the French are experts in skin care, and this shows with Horace. Additionally, the bag also included DJ’s Cold Infusion Pockets, signature botanicals for cold infusion of vodka, gin, soda, or tonic, along with DJ’s own signature stirring spoon – everything you need to make the perfect cocktail in mere minutes.

Eyal Booker. Photograph: Toby Shaw

Organised by I AM ROCKSTAR, a provider of high-end bespoke lifestyle and luxury concierge services, the event was orchestrated with a distinct level of expertise. Creating a night for the fashion industry’s finest, I AM ROCKSTAR worked to deliver an evening of celebration and class.

Novikov Lounge

Novikov Lounge

Hosted in one of London’s hottest venues, Novikov Restaurant and Bar their space proved to be the perfect setting for this once in a lifetime celebration. Situated in Mayfair, Novikov boasts two fine-dining restaurants and its own exclusive lounge and bar area, in which the event was held. Showcasing its extensive cocktail menu, the array of signature canapés and wonderful blend of antiques and contemporary decor, the lounge was an ideal model of luxury and opulence. With faultless staff and expert bartenders, Novikov provided a magnificent night for this celebration, allowing us to provide the most refined and celebratory Glass event yet.

DJ Melvo Baptise. Photograph: Toby Shaw

DJ Archie Hamilton. Photograph: Toby Shaw

DJ Lauren Lo Sung. Photograph: Toby Shaw

DJ Leebo Freeman. Photograph: Toby Shaw

Entertainment for the night was provided by talented DJs;  Melvo Baptiste, Archie Hamilton, Lauren Lo Sung and Leebo Freeman. Delivering an eclectic mix of sound for the evening, the DJs delivered on creating a night of music that invoked the perfect mood for the event.

Melvo Baptiste @melvobaptiste picked up DJing after visiting his uncle, Norman Jays’ Sunday night BBC Radio London show. Inspired by his musical upbringing of soul, rare groove, funk and disco, Melvo began his career on a weekly radio show on Mi-Soul. Since 2017, Baptiste has presented the Glitterbox radio show, which is now played on over 40 stations globally. His fun and upbeat presence is well loved and his passion for rare groove has seen him play at Suncebeat, Defected Croatia and Lovebox. Baptiste and his incredible tunes provided the ultimate crowd setting for the evening.

The London based DJ/Producer and three-time label owner Archie Hamilton @ArchieBHamilton is now one of the industry’s most sought-after artists. Establishing his name within the house and techno genre, Hamilton has now made regular appearances at global event brand FUSE, London’s Fabric, Ibiza’s Amnesia and Privilege. He has also played at international festivals, Sonus, ADE and Sonar. Playing the best of house music, Hamilton worked the crowd of models and fashion industry notables with ease and set the tone impeccably for the rest of the night ahead.

Bringing the ultimate fusion of warm textures and stripped-back percussions, Liverpool based DJ and Producer Lauren Lo Sung @laurenlosung stunned the crowd with her musical flare. With a career boasting accolades like Mixmag’s One to Watch, DJ Mag’s Get To Know and Liverpool Echo’s DJ Of The Year, we were honoured to have her play at the event. With hugely successful Eps, both solo and in collaboration, under her belt, Lauren now is a well respected and heavily supported figure in the industry. Her LOLiFE brand is steadily establishing itself as a fun and inclusive space for like-minded party goers and is well known for fostering up-and-coming talent.

Finally, model and DJ Leebo Freeman @leebothestampede found love for music when he started drumming at a young age. An appreciation for music grew as he learnt the variety of drumming and this led him to ’70s and ’80s funk and disco records. Pairing his love for drumming and ’70s and ’80s era music, Freeman now programmes raw drum machine grooves with looped disco samples, and hissing percussion and deep techy chords. Together they make for a flawless music vibe. His set, which culminated the evening, was an impeccable reflection of this talent.

Preparation of D1 Gin signature Vodka and Tonic. Photograph: Toby Shaw

D1 Potato Vodka. Photograph: Toby Shaw

For this event, we were very excited to collaborate with D1 Gin, a luxury spirit retailer which blends the arts of distillery with contemporary art. The multi-award winning company is known for its iconic Floral Skull, from the series of artworks by international artist Jacky Tsai, and originally made famous by Alexander McQueen. Matching its wonderful selection of gins with their own cold-infusions, D1 provided a list of bespoke cocktails for the night, delighting and satisfying each and every thirsty guest.

The night was captured by photographer Toby Shaw @tobyshawphoto. Known for his dynamic portraiture style and medium film format, Shaw has worked for numerous celebrities, fashion brands, and magazines. Putting Glass Man Launch x Supa Model Management under a modern lens, Shaw’s photography perfectly chronicles the style and character of our guests.

Influencer Kofi Case and Chris Kowalski. Photograph: Toby Shaw

Actor/model Kirk Newmann and actor Bruce Herbelin Earle. Photograph: Toby Shaw

Victoria Brown with actor and model Stevie Ruffs. Photograph: Toby Shaw

Charlie Clark, founder of Supa Model Management and guest. Photograph: Toby Shaw

Model and reality TV star Eyal Booker with model and musical artist Mateusz Maga. Photograph: Toby Shaw

Radio presenter Andrea Zara. Photograph: Toby Shaw

Brett and Scott Staniland and actor Isabella Charlotta Poppius. Photograph: Toby Shaw

Actors Maude Hirst and Anand Desai-Barochia. Photograph: Toby Shaw

Actor Kyle James with D1 Gin. Photograph: Toby Shaw

Presenter Hayley Palmer and model Victoria Clay and guests. Photograph: Toby Shaw

Musical artist Tino Kamal. Photograph: Toby Shaw

Actors Jack McEvoy and Elijah Rowe. Photograph: Toby Shaw

Actor Kyle James and musical artist Tino Kamal. Photograph: Toby Shaw

Influencer Chris Kowalski and Victoria Brown. Photograph: Toby Shaw

Model Victoria Clay. Photograph: Toby Shaw

 Influencer Kofi Case and guest. Photograph: Toby Shaw

Supa Models Raith Clarke, Ben Sherrell, Nikhil Rai, Patrick Eleftheriou, Malik Al Jerrari.
Photograph: Toby Shaw

Miles Langford. Photograph: Toby Shaw

Model Kirk Newmann. Photograph: Toby Shaw

Model and TV star Eyal Booker and Glass Music Editor Katrina Miripuri. Photograph: Toby Shaw

Actor Elijah Rowen and influencer Natasha Grano. Photograph: Toby Shaw

Dominic Limbrey, founder of D1 Gin and guest. Photograph: Toby Shaw

Singer Cinderella B with twins Brett and Scott Staniland. Photograph: Toby Shaw

Fashion designer Edeline Lee, Founder of Glass Tet Yap and Glass Fashion Director Katie Felstead.
Photograph: Toby Shaw

Magician James Dein. Photograph: Toby Shaw

by Emma Hart

With special thanks to Novikov Restaurant and Bar for providing the venue for the event