Our cover star, artist Bisa Butler, shares the inspiration behind her quilted kaleidoscopic portraits and reveals her latest creation for the Miami Design District. Elsewhere in this issue: we check in with Milan’s sneaker powerhouse Golden Goose, the stylish sisters-in-law at Veronica Beard and Brazilian maximalist Patricia Bonaldi of PatBO. We delve into the deep and glittering history of famed jeweler Bulgari as the Italian brand continue to captivate the red carpet. Some of our favorite thought leaders in art and design share who they have their eye on in 2024 and finally, we dive into fashion and food with seasonal trends on the runway and a behind-the-scenes look at where Design District chefs go for seasonal fare.VIEW THIS ISSUE
DESIGN DISTRICT MAGAZINE
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Cover star JR travels the globe creating captivating murals of everyday people which have been displayed from the pyramide du Louvre in Paris to the favelas of Rio de Janeiro. The French artist unveils his latest work in the Miami Design District — a striking collage of the many faces that make up the city of Miami. There’s even more on the art and culture front, including Miami-based photographers Elliot & Erick (the artists behind Bad Bunny’s Time cover photo) who discuss the mystical meaning behind their glittering new work, Reclining Mermaid, which recently debuted on the Moore Building. Artist and designer Lara Bohinc also takes over the neighborhood with her latest installation, a colorful place for people (and birds) to gather.
Elsewhere in the issue, holiday sparkle takes on a new meaning with the latest Chanel fine jewelry collection, this one inspired by the house’s iconic bouclé. We also check in with style icon Lauren Santo Domingo and Diesel creative head Glenn Martens. Finally, we get a sneak peek at Miami’s newest private club, The Moore, share our top 10 picks for holiday gifting and savor some of the best plant-based dishes in the neighborhood.
The Design Miami/ side features Australian artist Nick Thomm as he translates his large-scale, color-forward works into a design collection (THOMME) debuting at this December’s fair. Experience the eclectic energy of Galerie Scene Ouverte’s Laurence Bonnel as we dive into her own artistic past. The West African design scene takes center stage in a conversation between Nigerian-born, London-based artist Nifemi Marcus-Bello and Design Miami/ curator Anna Carnick. The issue wraps up with British gallerist David Gill celebrating his friend, the iconic architect Zaha Hadid; architect Kengo Kuma sharing how the beauty of light influenced his latest collaboration; and an overview of some of the highlights of the 2023 Design Miami/ fair.VIEW MDD ISSUE VIEW DM/ ISSUE
Artist and designer Samuel Ross takes center stage this fall as we catch up with the multi-hyphenate visionary to learn more about his process and his latest collaboration with the Miami Design District. Tastemakers abound in this issue including artist and potter Jonathan Adler, design star Hugo Toro, art icon Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn and French gallerist Jacques Lacoste. On the fashion front, we learn why of-the-moment brands Dion Lee and Ganni are finding a perfect match in the city of Miami, get our wardrobe in order with an in-depth trend report and spotlight the timepieces making waves in the world of watches. Finally, we drink in the wine lists at some of the neighborhood’s favorite stops and meet the designer (and punk rock star) at the helm of Istituto Marangoni Miami.VIEW THIS ISSUE
Lewis Hamilton’s star power reaches beyond the Formula 1 racetrack. In this issue, our cover star discusses his career behind the wheel, his passion projects in fashion, philanthropy and film, and his mission to bring diversity to Formula 1. For the uninitiated, we offer up the MDD’s guide to the ins and outs of racing — the language, the history, the stars and, of course, the fashion. Elsewhere in the issue, we welcome new neighbors Ralph Lauren, Tablè by Bachour, Acne Studios and Ami Paris. Cote’s Simon Kim answers 18 questions, we revisit Pharrell William’s remarkable career path and meet British “tinkerer” Faye Toogood. Finally, check out our best tips and tricks for planning a kid-friendly outing in the Miami Design District and take summer travel inspiration from some friends of the MDD who know how to vacation.VIEW THIS ISSUE
Spring is in the air and with it comes the opening day of MLS in Miami, brought to us by our two cover stars, David Beckham and Jorge Mas, co-owners of Inter Miami CF. The duo share the big plans they have for the team, the sport and Miami’s future. Elsewhere in the issue we speak with others bringing new and exciting things to the city: Andrea Lieberman, who recently opened her A.L.C. flagship, and the triple-threat team behind Tropic Bound, Miami’s first artists’ book fair happening in the Design District. We also catch up with Parisian shoe designer Julia Toledano and ICA Miami’s Alex Gartenfeld and delve into the ongoing partnership between Louis Vuitton and Yayoi Kusama. Finally, we welcome famed fashion curator Florence Müller to the city with a look at some of her most stunning exhibitions—the most recent being a Dior exhibit in Tokyo, meet two intriguing artist/designers in New York-based Luam Melake and London-based Max Lamb, and check in with some of the Miami Design District’s culinary thought leaders for a look at what’s on their minds and on their menus.VIEW THIS ISSUE
Our Winter issue sees two unique and forward-thinking artists covering a double issue. On the Design District side we profile Dior’s Maria Grazia Chiuri, who takes us inside her process and shares how the beauty of Spain inspired her Cruise 2023 collection. We also look to both the past and the present in the issue as we celebrate a decade of innovation with Louis Vuitton’s Objets Nomades collections; welcome London-based Saatchi Yates Gallery to Miami this winter; and speak with architect-designer Germane Barnes about his celebratory new Design District installation. Finally, we take a look at the legacy and evolution behind Balenciaga, from Cristóbal to Demna.
For our Design Miami/ side we are thrilled to speak with artist Daniel Arsham, whose eclectic roster of projects includes everything from building façades to fashion to the NBA. We explore how community and culture influence both art and artist with features on ceramicist Roberto Lugo, New York’s Ippodo Gallery and the partners behind Mexico City-based Ago Projects. Collaborations also take center stage between brand and artist as we look intolimited-edition offerings by Bottega Veneta and Gaetano Pesce, and Kohler before exploring a colorful Miami oasis inspired by its surroundings.VIEW MDD ISSUE VIEW DM/ ISSUE
Josue Thomas, the artist and designer behind Gallery Dept. graces our fall cover. Thomas, who recently relocated to Miami, has an impressive list of projects and collaborations which only continues to grow. Among the many things to look forward to is his upcoming exhibit during art week this December. Elsewhere in the issue we catch up with a few restaurant icons: Mario Carbone takes on our 18 Questions; Anastasia Koutsioukis of Mandolin fame catches us up on her summer travels (Hint: it includes a Greece-based hotel project); and quite a few Michelin stars come to the Design District, crowning it the most-starred neighborhood in Miami. Also joining an already enviable list of neighbors is Ronnie Feig, Kith’s king of collaborations. Get a preview of his soon-to-open flagship (complete with full-service dining) and insight into his fondness for the Magic City. Adding to the magic this issue is Brazilian artist Criola, who brings her thoughtful and colorful vision to the walls of Jungle Plaza with her first major mural in the U.S. Over in the Design Miami/ section we go international, with a crash course in Brazilian design thanks to R & Company’s latest exhibition and a trip to Belgium for a conversation with Gokelaere & Robinson’s Stanislas Gokelaere, before going truly worldwide to meet the duo behind the ever-expanding Carpenter’s Workshop Gallery. All this and much more in our Fall issue.VIEW THIS ISSUE
Our cover star is architect and designer Peter Marino who is noted nearly as much for his iconoclastic personal style as for his list of corporate and individual clients. On the list is the storied house of Chanel who has commissioned Marino for over 200 projects, including the recently opened Miami Design District boutique. Another exciting store opening on the horizon is Zimmerman –the luxury Australian label famous for their Boho-chic dresses and swimwear. Founder Nicky Zimmerman tells us how her hometown of Sydney influences each collection and why it continues to be her number one place to be. This issue also celebrates all things denim including Mike Amiri’s custom made jeans. Pop into the MDD store and check out the hand distressed and embellished pieces plus the brand’s first standalone womenswear collection. L.A. brand RE/DONE gives jeans a second-life along with t shirts, sweats and eventually cars. The California cool label puts sustainability front and center without sacrificing an ounce of style. We round out the issue with art and design including a profile on Rosa and Carlos de la Cruz who celebrate the 20-year anniversary of the de la Cruz Collection and discuss their role as leaders and supporters of Miami’s art community. Our Design Miami/ section is packed with inspiring figures bound to pique everyone’s curiosity, from boundary-pushing designer Harry Nuriev to Jolie Ngo who takes ceramics into unchartered territories. All of this and much more is in our spring issue.VIEW THIS ISSUE
Two of the most influential women in fashion, Laurie Lynn and Jesse Jo Stark of Chrome Hearts, grace our fall cover. Together, alongside the rest of the Stark family, they have created a venerable empire with their unique, edgy aesthetic applied to everything from leather goods, clothing and fragrance to home decor, yachts and motorcycles. Another female powerhouse featured in this issue is skin guru to the stars, Dr. Barbara Sturm. If you’ve noticed a lot of fresh, glowing faces in the Design District, you can thank Dr. Sturm’s two-story boutique and spa in Palm Court which features her innovative facials and science-backed molecular skincare. Discover the latest brands opening up in the District as well as some of the hottest items from the brands we love like Fendi, Prada and Louis Vuitton. Our dedicated Design Miami/ section features the designers we have our eye on like Ini Archibong and the design galleries developing new talent and fueling the world of great connoisseurship.VIEW THIS ISSUE
This year, all eyes are on Miami – and it’s going to be Major. New York transplants Rich Torrisi, Mario Carbone and Jeff Zalaznick’s Major Food Group is bringing its Michelin-starred magic to two new restaurants opening in the District. We take a closer look at Givenchy whose new Creative Director, Matthew M. Williams embraces the storied brand’s past while catapulting it into the future. Berluti and Hublot collaborate on a unique timepiece that incorporates Berluti’s signature brown patinated leather with Hublot’s technical prowess in a special edition of the Big Bang Unico. We dedicate a section to Design Miami/ which is now open 365 days a year online. We visit the homes, studios and practices of some of the hottest designers like Rogan Gregory and Misha Kahn who are doing things their way and creating collectible pieces that delight and inspire. Let this issue be your guide on everything from dressing for your next outdoor adventure to the most creative cocktails in town to can’t miss exhibits and pop-ups at MDD.VIEW THIS ISSUE
Welcome to our first flip-cover issue where the Design District shares the spotlight with Design Miami/. Regardless of which half you dive into first, the cover subjects are leading us forward into a richer, more honest and imaginative future.
Design District Magazine’s cover captures the collaborative spirit between artist Tschabalala Self whose work examines black female identity and streetwear guru-cum-cultural advocate Angelo Baque. The latter’s Awake brand is about to do the ultimate drop with a t-shirt collab with Self, available exclusively at Design Miami/. Deeper into the issue, we explore the latest public art and exhibitions, the new Alexander McQueen flagship + Michelin-starred Korean steak house COTE.
Turn it over, and you’ll find Design Miami/ cover subject Katie Stout. Brilliant and unflinchingly original in her work, Stout designs functional objects that challenge feminist tropes head-on without shying away from color or playfulness. Get a look at the fair’s inaugural Podium exhibit titled America(s) and to the gallerists and interior designers who create homes around collectible design, art and antiques.VIEW MDD ISSUE VIEW DM/ ISSUE
Donatella Versace graces the cover of our Luxe Issue—a fitting choice whose iconic looks have walked every red carpet and were worn by JLo at the Superbowl in Miami. We revisit Versace’s deep relationship with the Magic City and how designer Sasha Bikoff reinterpreted Miami 90s glam for a new generation. Another lady making a technicolored splash is Alice + Olivia’s Stacey Bendet who let us into her colorful world. We explore what’s on the horizon for a brand that epitomizes opulence, Baccarat. You may be surprised to hear what they’re up to! Discover these stories and more like what’s on view at Warby Parker, the ultimate in entertaining and what the stars have in store for 2020 with our exclusive horoscopes.VIEW THIS ISSUE
Welcome to our future-of-everything issue, focused on creative talents whose ideas are reinventing what we wear, eat, collect and obsess over. Cover star Virgil Abloh defies convention, with a non-linear approach to culture and commerce. Fernando Laposse’s “Pink Beasts” commission for the Miami Design District delights while tackling issues like the environment and indigenous rights. Pauline Brown’s theories on Aesthetic Intelligence help us make sense of our own brand loyalties. And two dozen influential thinkers surprised us by making hopeful predictions about where culture is going. The future is bright, and we hope our latest issue fills you with optimism as we enter a new decade.VIEW THIS ISSUE
The Summer Issue of Design District magazine is an ode to joy. We spend a day with Deshaun Watson—our cover star—and his positive attitude, incredible list of accomplishments and contagious smile will have you grinning too. Our curated collection of fun, fanciful and fabulous objects available in the Design District is sure to spark joy. As is a soothing, house made dish of Italian food at Dal Plin. Or a unique, art-inspired manicure at Vanity Projects. Learn more about the people, places and things in the neighborhood like the stories behind the Fly’s Eye Dome in Palm Court or Miami’s arts incubator, Locust Projects + many, many more.VIEW THIS ISSUE
The spring issue is brimming with things that stand the test of time. Iconic watches. A straight razor shave at the neighborhood barbershop, The Spot. An exquisite meal courtesy of Brad Kilgore, one of Miami’s most innovative chefs. Discover the stories behind the people and the places that make up the Design District.VIEW THIS ISSUE
The Design District Magazine’s Art & Design Issue guides you through everything happening during Art & Design week and throughout the holiday season in the Miami Design District. Superstar Pharrell Williams and impresario David Grutman grace the cover and discuss the magic that went into creating the latest neighborhood hotspot, Swan and Bar Bevy, an ideal venue for a holiday get together. Innovative brands like Fendi who have partnered with Design Miami/ for the past 10 years. Details on the cannot miss art and design exhibits including the holiday commission by the prolific young designer Dozie Kanu or the events happening #atMDD like musical performances by the Miami Symphony Orchestra and Emily Estefan are all packed into this special issue.VIEW THIS ISSUE