Miami Art Week is underway, and we’re highlighting this week’s lively events, including a dinner with Tod’s, a toast to Jimmy Choo’s new collection, White Cube gallery’s soiree, and more.
On Sunday evening, Tod’s hosted an intimate dinner at the Michelin-starred Italian restaurant Forte dei Marmi to commemorate the launch of its capsule collection “MOSAIC,” inspired by the work of the American artist Willie Cole. The line’s handbags draw heavily from Cole’s patchwork technique, using multi-colored leather in a checked pattern. In an effort to become more sustainable, the collection uses Cole’s technique of “artcycling”—a process the artist uses to create new works with unused and recycled material from past projects. Those who celebrated the launch included Karolina Kurkova, HRH Princess Deena Aljuhani Abdulaziz, Prince Sultan bin Fahad bin Nasser bin Abdulaziz, Sarah Arison, Casey Fremont, Stefano Tonchi, Sai de Silva, Petra Levin, and Coco Bassey.
In celebration of Jimmy Choo’s Winter 2021 collection, the brand’s Americas President Jaime Wynn, Isabela Grutman, and Dr. Barbara Sturm hosted an intimate lunch at LIDO Restaurant at The Surf Club. Reflective of celebration and revelry, the ultra-saturated tones and prints in this season’s bags and shoes were the centerpieces for the brand’s garden party. Among those in attendance were Jasmine Tookes, Behati Prinsloo, Stassie Karanikolaou, Chantel Jeffries, and Camila Coelho.
To commemorate the unveiling of artist Serge Attukwei Clottey’s most recent work, Bodies Left Behind, the Ritz-Carlton at Miami South Beach hosted Art for Good, a progrmming event part of Miami Art Week that’s in collaboration with Michelin-star Chef José Andrés. The art curator Neville Wakefield and Clottey held a discussion touching on themes of environmentalism and human collaboration in an age of globalization. Following the discussion, Chef Andrés served a seated dinner. Guests at Art for Good included Jonathan Cheban, Jack Martin, Gisela and Diego Lowenstein, Ronit Neuman, and Dayssi and Paul Kanavos.
L’Officiel magazine held its official launch party at the Lobby Bar of The Miami Beach EDITION. The magazine, which spans art, culture, and fashion, celebrated their Art + Design issue alongside friends of the publication, including Tom Dixon, Camilla Webster, Blair Trader, James Murdoch, Victoria Harvey, Nicole Salmasi, Roberto Lorenzini, Ramona Singer, and Shawn Kolodny.
Carrying on their decade tradition of kicking off Art Basel at Soho Beach House, White Cube hosted its long awaited beach party. Guests danced the night away to special performances by Ellie Golding and the groundbreaking experimental musician serpentwithfeet. DJs Isaac Ferry and Roger Sanchez curated the night’s soundtrack while partygoers toasted to the spirit of Miami Art Week with drinks provided by Casa Dragones.
One of the world’s leading supplier of natural stone, ARCA, along with David Grutman, hosted an exhibition and event at its Wynwood Showroom on Tuesday night. There, commissioned work by artists—like Stefan Brüggemann, Brian Thoreen, Mario García Torres, and Adeline de Monseignat, as well as OMR’s Gabriel Rico and Jorge Méndez Blak—were unveiled for the first time. Guests enjoyed a menu by Chef Gabriela Cámara of Mexico City’s famed Contramar restaurant.