The Fashion Guide to Miami Art Basel 2011
Nov 29, 2011 - by Danika Daly
It's that time of year when fashionable snowbirds fly south for annual art extravaganza Miami Art Basel. With hundreds of events to choose from, it's sort of like rummaging through fashion week invites. But we've done the searching for you and compiled the most sizzling art and fashion fusion events to heat up your winter.
The Vogue Lounge
Thursday Dec. 1 and Friday Dec. 2, Noon - 7pm
Sagamore Hotel, 1671 Collins Ave
A two-day shopping event with Vogue featuring art and fashion collaborations from Keds x Opening Ceremony, Bond No. 9, Dee & Ricky and Lexus. Lexus will host a fashion workshop on the transformation of luxury auto parts recycled into fashion accessories. Since you're in Miami, grab some beach accessories from the 2012 Artist Towel Series, designed by Barbara Kruger and Rirkrit Tiravanija.
Dior Boutique Art Basel
Thursday Dec. 1, 3-5pm
Dior Boutique Art Basel (The Moore Building), 191 NE 40th Street
Dior went big for Art Basel this year. Not only is the French house opening festivities tonight with a dinner party at the Moore Building, they are hosting a party Thursday, December 1 at their pop-up featuring camo nail art by celebrity manicurist Tracylee. They collaborated with Berlin-based artist Anselm Reyle on handbags, shoes, scarves and a shadow palette. The products will be available in Dior's Design District pop-up shop for Art Basel before it's official launch in stores this January.
Jeremy Scott Pop-Up Shop
Wednesday Nov. 30, 8pm - 10:30pm
BASE Lincoln Road, 939 Lincoln Road
The designer of Rihanna's "We Found Love" denim get-up will host the opening of his Miami pop-up with complimentary vodka cocktails by 42Below (this obviously wouldn't be a FashionIndie guide without the whereabouts of free booze). Doesn't Jeremy Scott looks like Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino on the invite?
Diane Pernet Presents ASVOFF
Thursday Dec. 1
Delano Hotel, 1685 Collins Ave.
ASVOFF - A Shaded View on Fashion Film - is screening, in various settings of the Delano hotel, "Best Of" fashion films from the latest installment including I Want Muscle by Elisha Smith-Leverock, The Murder of Jean Seburg by Joseph Lally, starring Daphne Guinness, Onions Don't Make Me Cry by Bryan Adams and more.
AS IF Magazine Unveiling with Fendi
Thursday Dec. 1, 7pm - 10pm
Fendi Casa Luxury Living Showroom, 90 NE 39th Street
We love a good magazine - and we love Fendi - so this party is kind of a given.
Mara Hoffman Pop-Up Shop
Thursday Dec.1, Saturday Dec. 3, 10am - 8pm and Sunday Dec. 4, 11am - 6pm
Mondrian South Beach, 1100 West Avenue
Friday Dec. 2, 11am - 7pm
Pulse Miami - The Ice Palace, 1400 N. Miami Ave.
Mara Hoffman's first ever pop-up will be hosted out of a 1964 Airstream. Shop her Resort 2012 collection and an assortment of artist collaboration pieces by Michelle Tillou, Maya Hayuk and Spencer Tunik, who shot the above photograph. For a sneak peek of the artist collection, visit Mara Hoffman's blog. Catwalk by Tigi will be there with a complimentary braid station to help you with that fishtail you've had trouble mastering.
Maison Martin Margiela "LOVE, etc"
Tuesday Nov. 29 - Saturday Dec. 3, 11am - 7pm
4141 Design (NE 2nd Ave)
The "LOVE, etc" exhibit features Margiela's LINE 13 dedicated to objects and publications.
Guess by Marciano + Elle for Cocktails and Style
Friday Dec. 2, 7pm - 9pm
Guess by Marciano, 904 Lincoln Road
More free drinks, Miami Street Chic exhibit by Danielle Levitt and shopping discounts for M Loyalty Members.
BLK DNM and The Webster
Wednesday Nov. 30, 7pm - 9pm
The Webster, 1220 Collins Ave.
BLK DNM launches Perfume 11 and a capsule collection for the high fashion hub of Miami, The Webster. More vodka cocktails.
EcoArt Fashion Week
Thursday, Dec.1 - Sunday Dec. 4
For its second installment during Art Basel, EcoArt Fashion Week is back with three locations. The shows and exhibits feature wearable art from recycled materials. Last year, I wanted the lampshade shoes. For the show schedule, visit the EcoArt Fashion Week website.