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Courtesy of No Commission.

Miami Fête: Studio Drift, Moschino, Panerai, and More

On Wednesday night, we gathered in the sand on the beachfront of the Faena Hotel Miami Beach for the premiere for Studio Drift’s latest work FRANCHISE FREEDOM. In partnership with BMW, represented by Pace Gallery, Studio Drift’s creators Lonneke Gordijin and Ralph Nauta illuminated 300 drones moving in the sky, mimicking the murmuring of a flock of birds.

Also on Wednesday was David Martin and Sarah Harrelson’s seated dinner, celebrating CULTURED magazine’s winter issue. The new Eighty Seven Park welcomed guests for a cocktail hour, with music by the Steinway & Sons Spirio, drinks by Diageo spirits, and bites by Nobu. Also special for the evening was a performance by Miami City Ballet dancers, and the New World Symphony quartet. Special guests, like the magazine’s Editor in Chief Sarah HarrelsonZoë Buckman, Angella and David Nazarian, Kinga and Eddie Lampert, Mark EinMichael HuffingtonRita Schrager, Justin and Jenny Kennedy, and Elliott Bisnow enjoyed the lively atmosphere.

Courtesy of CULTURED.

The 2017 Panerai Design Miami/ Visionary Award concluded with a dinner event at L’Eden, presented by Perrier Jouët, at 1111 Lincoln Rd. Celebrities and artists, including Karolína Kurková, Craig Robins, Petra Bachmaker & Sean Gallero, Abrima Eriwah and Danielle Bernstein came together to celebrate the Mwabwindo School—this year’s award winner—with the creators: 14+ Foundation, Selldorf Architects, artist Rashid Johnson, and Christ & Gantenbein.

On Thursday in the Design District, a Nike workshop with Social Studies hosted Virgil Abloh and other Nike collaborators at a discussion, followed by a workshop. The engaging conversation highlighted the link between sport and culture, and the workshop spotlighted the connection between art and design. Invite-only guests had the chance to design their own unique jersey, using a variety of materials and patterns and guided by Abloh.

Courtesy of Half Gallery.

Parties continued on through the night, first with two VIP dinners hosted at The Miami Beach EDITION. The first was with Bill Power‘s Half Gallery, joined by Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber, celebrating Irish artist Genieve Figgis‘ new book published by Rizzoli. Guests like Alex Becerra, Yano Schieman, Cynthia Rowley, Danny Fox and Nino Mier were seen mingling through the evening. Also, Miami native Julieanna Goddard, aka Yes Julz, celebrated her recent announcement as part of Forbes’ “30 Under 30,” joined by Daniel Arsham, Misha Kahn, Zach Millovich, London on da Track, Sickamore and Kalysse Anthony.

No Commission also celebrated the opening of its three-day art fair experience, and this year, with an “Island Might” theme. Hosted by BACARDÍSwizz Beatz, and The Dean Collection at Soho Studios in Wynwood, the experiential night welcomed guests like actor Michael B. Jordan, Grammy Award-winning artist Alicia Keys, former NBA star Amar’e Stoudemire, creative visionary Virgil Abloh, and Major Lazer’s Jillionaire.  Special for the night was a performance by included Leikeli47, and DJ sets by Swizz BeatzDJ Runna and Aine Zion.

Courtesy of Studio Drift.

We also returned to 1111 Lincoln Rd. for Perrier-Jouët’s Eden Ball. We made our way through lush foliage, took photos in the incredible photo booth, and enjoyed the cool breeze amidst digital art by Luftwerk and flowing champagne. The night channeled energy from DesignMiami/ 2017, topping out with a performance by Ellie Goulding.

It was a quick jaunt over to Moschino’s always-vibrant party at Eden Roc Nobu Miami Beach. Guests like Cardi B, Diplo, Paris Hilton, Joan Smalls, Justine Skye, Ruby Aldridge, Dev Hynes, Aureta, Slick Woods, and Sita Abelian joined for a seated dinner, followed by music by Diplo, Mia Moretti, Sita Abellan,  Angel + Dren, G-Eazy, and Cardi B. The night also celebrated the release of the new Moschino Gold Fresh Fragrance.

Courtesy of Panerai.

From there, we ended up in the backyard of Nautilus, a SIXTY Hotel, for HypeBeast‘s after party by Up&Down. The night, made possible by Rémy Martin, celebrated the HypeBeast 100 2017 list, including subjects like Frank Ocean, Aleali May, Ben Baller, Public School‘s Maxwell Osbourne, and Dao-Yi Chow, who were all in attendance. Guests like Richie Akiva, Ronnie Madra, Danielle Bernstein, Young Paris, Rocky Barnes, SIXTY Hotels’ co-founder Jason Pomeranc danced to tunes by Virgil Abloh, Heron Preston, and Treamine Emory and Acyde of No Vacancy Inn. A special performance by PlayBoi Carti wowed the crow, as well, with hits like “Magnolia” and “WokeUpLikeThis.”

And tonight, once again at 1111 Lincoln Rd., we’ll be in the company of luxury online retailer THE OUTNET.COM. In collaboration with Ground Floor Project, the brand will present the second installment of their worldwide art initiative, “Posturing,” with a short film directed and produced by artist Coco Capitán. This is the second stage of a worldwide activation, following the success of Posturing: Photographing the Body in Fashion, which was the first stage of the project that debuted in London. Tonight, Capitán and Dan Thawley, journalist and editor of A Magazinewill lead a discussion before a screening of the film.

Courtesy of Perrier-Jouët.





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