It’s the most wonderful time of the year for art lovers because… Art Basel. Fortunately for us fashion fanatics, there are reams of open-to-the-public and style-centric exhibits, galleries and concerts for us, too. Here are is our fashion lover’s guide to Art Basel 2017.
"The Office" exhibit at Del Toro
Once you’re done soaking in the sights of Vasquez’s colorful urban pieces or Robles’ psychedelic circles or Seife’s elaborately hand-painted Persian carpets, you can shop for more Del Toro slippers.
Who: Shoe Designer Matthew Chevallard & Daniel Berkowitz
What: “The Office,” an art gallery featuring Michael Vasquez, Johnny Robles & Jason Seife
When: Opens 6-9 p.m. Dec. 4
Where: 2601 NE Second Ave., Wynwood
WWD's "The Art of Fashion" exhibit
WWD will use its extensive archives of more than six million fashion images to showcase how the conversation between fashion and art continues over time.
Who: WWD & Shutterstock
What: “The Art of Fashion,” a multi-day exhibit showcasing the synergy between fashion and art
When: Open from Dec. 4 to 7.
Where: 151, NE 41st St., 3rd Floor, Design District
Louis Vuitton "Objets Nomades" exhibit
From Louis Vuitton-designed hammocks to living room furniture in Nomade leather, the global forum for design and flagship store offers a look at the art of travel with a touch of Parisian je ne sais quoi.
Who: Louis Vuitton
What: “Objets Nomades,” a collection of Louis Vuitton’s beautifully crafted furniture and travel objects.
When: Dec. 6-10
Where: Design Miami/ (Meridian Avenue & 19th Street, Miami Beach )and Louis Vuitton Design District (140 NE 39th St., Design District)
RSVP: Buy tickets (starting at $20) for Design Miami/ here . Design District store is open to the public.
Oscar Carvallo & Artist Carlos Cruz-Diez's "Voyage Cinétique II"
See what happens when a kinetic artist and fashion designer’s worlds collide. Magic!
Who: Fashion Designer Oscar Carvallo & Artist Carlos Cruz-Diez
What: “Voyage Cinétique II,” an art installation featuring Cruz-Diez and Carvallo.
When: 8-11 p.m. Dec. 8
Where: PAMM, 1103 Biscayne Blvd., Miami
"Apex Predator/Darwinian Vodoo" Installation
The open-to-the-public pop-up takes “killer shoes” to the next level by showcasing fashion and art in a supernatural and controversial environment.
Who: Fantich & Young
What: “Apex Predator” exhibition by Barrett Barrera Projects
When: Dec. 6 to 10
Where: 219 NW 23rd St., Miami
Chrome Hearts & Baccarat special musical performance at Design District
Feel the energy of Art Basel as Stark’s voice and Huntsman’s lyrical notes waft throughout the air at this public concert.
Who: Chrome Hearts, Baccarat, pianist Mary Anne Huntsman and vocalist Jesse Jo Stark
What: A special musical performance
When: 8:30 p.m. Dec. 5
Where: Miami Design District’s Palm Court, 140 NE 39 St., Miami
COS X Studio Swine present "New Spring"
For the first time ever, Florida’s first COS store will be hosting an interactive multi-sensory installation that won the award for “Most Engaging Exhibition” during Salone del Mobile in Milan. Bella!
Who: COS & Studio Swine
What: “New Spring,” a large-scale exhibition taking place throughout Miami Art Week designed by London-based design duo Studio Swine.
When: Dec. 6-10
Where: 1415 Euclid Ave., Miami Beach
Topshop and Topman Pop-Up
Topshop and Topman partner with Style Saves, a non-profit organization raising funds for underprivileged students globally, through presenting a Miami fashion edit in a Wynwood pop-up shop during Art Basel. 20% of each sale will be donated to help those supported by Style Saves. Win-win!
Who: Topshop, Topman and Style Saves
What: Topshop and Topman Pop-Up
When: December 5th through the 10th from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Style Saves, 225 NW 26th Street, Miami
Pikolinos X Unconventional
Guests can participate in the making of a one-of-a-kind graffiti art wall created by Miami-based artist DaveL and pick up a pair of the comfy Spanish-based kicks.
Where: Pikolinos shoes
What: “Pikolinos X Unconventional” — shopping pop-up and interactive mural
When: Friday, December 8th from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: The Wynwood Yard, 56 NW 29 Street, Wynwood
For news and events for Art Basel, be sure to check out Miami.com’s guide to the massive art fair. The guide offers basic information, answers to your burning Art Basel questions, partiesand insider digs for locals.