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Gucci Gift campaign via 360 MAGAZINE.

Gucci Gift

This year’s Gucci Gift campaign draws inspiration from the world of travel in a nod to the House’s founding history and heritage. Under a starlit Winter sky, a cast of characters boards a fanciful locomotive with an atmosphere that evokes splendor but also a bit of intrigue. Each passenger is on a journey that goes beyond the imagination, tinged with a shared appreciation for that which is beautiful in the world.

Envisioned by Creative Director Alessandro Michele, the images captured by Carlijn Jacobs and the film shot by Jordan Hemingway cast a light on the shimmering and joyful spirit of the festive season. Trolleys, duffels, and cases of different shapes and sizes for carrying all things necessary (and not) take center stage, recounting the House’s imaginative vision of travel, while lace, ruffles, rich velvets, and sequins all add to the magic of the Holidays. The House’s signature bags are dressed for the occasion, presented in tone-on-tone palettes, miniature proportions, precious leathers, and with optical motifs. Passengers showcase a curated selection of fine jewelry and watches as they travel in suites adorned with pieces from the Gucci Décor collection. Vanity tables display elegant, collectible Gucci Beauty designs alongside a Lifestyle selection that includes lounge and leisure wear as well as items from the Gucci Pet collection modeled by a troupe of darling dogs along for the ride.

The Gucci Gift campaign celebrates the magic of the festivities and the joy of sharing these moments with loved ones in the spirit of this special time of year.


CREDITS

Creative Director: Alessandro Michele

Art Director: Christopher Simmonds 

Photogrpher: Carljin Jacobs

Director: Jordan Hemingway   

Make up: Daniel Sallstrom

Hair: Alex Brownsell

MUSIC CREDITS

Twenty-Four Hours From Tulsa

(B. Bacharach / H. David)

Performed by: Gene Pitney

© 1963 New Hidden Valley Music Company / BMG Gold Songs

Courtesy of Gusto Records, Inc

Courtesy of Warner Chappell Music Italiana S.r.l. / BMG Rights Management (Italy) srl

Product Details

Echoing the House’s origins, the Gucci Valigeria collection comes to the fore with heritage-infused luggage including the Gucci Savoy duffle and trolley in the classic beige and brown colorway with the green-red-green Web detail. Adding to the selection are briefcases and packing cubes, as well as travel bags in a grey-on-black palette and precious leather styles in black.

For women’s bags, the House presents the Gucci Horsebit 1955 bag, as well as the chain wallet, in bold tone-on-tone hues such as purple, orange, black, and midnight blue. There is also a selection of mini statement bags in pink GG Matelassé leather presenting a textural take on the House monogram. The GG Marmont is reimagined with a swirling optical print, either in black and white or pink and purple. GG monogram bags are also showcased, including an online-exclusive Gucci Ophidia tote enriched with a floral print, as well as mini bags with strawberry charms. Adding a refined elegance to the curation, signature bags in precious leather such as the Jackie 1961 and Gucci Bamboo 1947 are on display in the campaign, as well as a gold clutch from the House’s evening offer. For men, the bag selection of totes and backpacks is defined by the grey-on-grey GG monogram, with matching small leather goods and belts highlighted.

Elevated elegance defines the ready-to-wear pieces for men and women, highlighted throughout the sparkling and refined details. Lace, ruffles, rich velvets, and sequins accent the women’s selection, while sophisticated sartorial silhouettes in tartans define menswear.

The shoe selection includes both daywear and evening options. For women, chunky rubber-sole sneakers and Horsebit loafers get a pop of pastel hues while classic boots in a range of colors are defined by heritage details. As an online exclusive, there is a GG blue Jordaan loafer with a floral print. Continuing the theme of elevated elegance found in the Gucci Cosmogonie collection, there are GG-monogram-enriched platform heels, as well as sparkling mid-height mules and slingbacks in the bold tones of fuchsia, lime green, and orange. For men, there are the Gucci Run sneakers in black and white, as well as a white version with a blue and red Interlocking G detail. For the evening offer, the campaign showcases black patent leather loafers with a black Horsebit detail or a silver Blondie emblem.

The accessories highlight heritage codes. Reversible belts, with a tone-on-tone side or monogram one, put the GG front and center to complete everyday looks. There is also a GG grey belt for men, to go along with the full range of pieces highlighted in the campaign. Wallets, cardcases, and pouches are on display, while keychains also feature the Interlocking G. There are also winter hats and gloves, as well as silk scarves with prints reflecting signature handbag silhouettes.

The jewelry selection includes both fashion pieces that play with star motifs and the House script. The Gucci Flora fine jewelry collection, defined by intricate nature-inspired details crafted in 18k white gold and diamonds, echoes the fanciful atmosphere of the campaign. The G-Timeless watch with a dial decorated with 15 bees is also presented for men and women, portraying the House’s instinct to combine classic designs with whimsical details.

Pieces from the Gucci Décor collection are found throughout the enchanted train, including a blanket with an Interlocking G and star design. There is also a selection of porcelain tableware crafted by Richard Ginori with the black Herbarium motif, as well as cushions with romantic phrases and whimsical details. Gucci Lifestyle pieces are also showcased, with silk pajamas, printed fans, and portable game sets fitting seamlessly into the luxury travel setting. With both gifting and travel top of mind, the Gucci Pet Collection is also presented. The GG pet carrier, along with a GG monogram coat, an Interlocking G sweater, and a green-red-green collar portray how the House’s codes are reinterpreted with an element of surprise.

From the Gucci Eyewear collection are featured two mask shaped sunglasses in acetate, one with a tortoiseshell-like finish and blue GG-monogram reflective lenses, the other in an all-black version.

Products from Gucci Beauty also appear within the gifting curation in the campaign, including the Gucci Flora Gorgeous Gardenia and Gorgeous Jasmine Eau de Parfum, Mémoire d’une Odeur, Gucci Bloom Eau de Parfum, as well as the Eau de Toilette, and a selection of The Alchemist’s Garden fragrances and scented waters. A variety of lipsticks in diverse formulas including matte, satin and sheer in festive hues are captured in the train, along with Mascara l’Obscur, Éclat De Beauté Effet Lumière, and Baume Nourrissant Universel.

Boohooman and Swae Lee clothing collection via 360 MAGAZINE.

boohooMAN × Swae Lee

Global online fashion retailer, boohooMAN, celebrated the much-anticipated launch of their co-designed collection with multi-platinum songwriter, producer, and Grammy-nominated rapper Swae Lee, with an exclusive launch party in Hollywood at Casita Hollywood. 

Having collaborated back in 2017 with fellow Rae Sremmurd member Slim Jxmmi and again in 2020 on the Swae Lee tracksuit edit, this collaboration marks the 3rd time the 29 year old musician has worked with the online retailer. Following the success of both partnerships it only made sense for the two forces to come together again, this time announcing Swae as the face of the brands party campaign – just in time for the festive season. 

Boasting over 23 million monthly Spotify listeners and a social following of 14 million across Instagram and TikTok alone, Swae has continued to grow his global audience cementing his place as one of the biggest names in hip-hop.

The collection consists of 57 styles and combines the rapper’s suave style with boohooMAN’s bold aesthetic. The collection, heavily made up of tailoring and suits, sees a combination of design including embroidery, sequins, velour and iridescent fabrics on a number of colorways ranging from nudes and pastels to rich golds and blacks creating something for everyone. 

‘This collection looks and feels amazing. The campaign itself was driven by Swae Lee’s celebrity status with the concept focusing on an abstract interpretation of the Cannes film festival. We took inspiration from the way celebrities grace the red carpet in front of a sea of photographers’ – boohooMAN Creative Director, Cleveland Campbell

With price points ranging from $18 – $100, the collection will be exclusively available on boohooMAN.com on November 2.

Miami Art Week 2022 via 360 MAGAZINE.

Miami Art Week 2022

Miami Art Week 2022 – Gnazzo Group Highlights

With Art Week just a few days away, here is a list of must-see highlights to look forward to this year–ranging from art galleries, to fashion happenings, new and exciting openings, premier dining destinations, and more. 

What to do in the Miami Design District

  • Germane Barnes’ Design Commission “Rock | Roll” 
  • Craig Robins Collection’s “Two of The Same Kind”
  • Gagosian and Jeffery Deitch’s “100 Years”
  • Mario Carbone’s “Our Lady of Rocco” Pop-up 
  • New openings: Balenciaga (biggest store in the U.S), Moncler, FENDI Casa 

*Additional galleries, dates and assets listed below 

Where to Eat in Miami

Where to Stay in Miami

  • Pelican Hotel | South Beach **Owned by Renzo Rosso, newly reopened after a 2 year hiatus. Renzo is hosting a private opening preview. More info available upon request**


LOUIS VUITTON’S ART BASEL MIAMI BEACH EXHIBIT 

ABOUT: Louis Vuitton will exhibit selected works by a curated ensemble of the world’s most-renowned artists as part of Art Basel Miami Beach, held at the Convention Center in Miami Beach from November 29 – December 3. Standout artist collaborations on display in the Louis Vuitton lounge include two wax figures of Yayoi Kusama, created by the artist herself; a panda figure sculpture by Takashi Murakami on a vintage Louis Vuitton trunk; paintings by Richard Prince and Alex Katz; a photo by Jean Larivière, and the now iconic Artycapucines collection. As a celebration of the Maison’s relationship with Yayoi Kusama – and to mark the 10-year anniversary of the first collaboration – exclusive new pieces will be showcased for the first time as a teaser of the upcoming collaboration.

Louis Vuitton will present during Art Basel Miami Beach at the Miami Beach Convention Center, 1901 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139.

2022 MIAMI DESIGN DISTRICT DESIGN COMMISSION: ROCK | ROLL BY GERMANE BARNES

ABOUT: The Miami Design District has awarded Miami-based architect and designer, Germane Barnes, the 2022 Miami Design District Annual Design Commission. Barnes’ winning installation, Rock | Roll was designed as a celebration of the BIPOC communities who have shaped Miami’s one-of-a-kind, polyethnic culture, from the city’s foundations to today. Curated by Anava Projects, Rock | Roll marks is conceived as a love letter to the people of Miami, Barnes’ multi-scale installation draws on the vibrant visual language of Miami Carnival. It will be realized across the Design District’s public spaces as well as a special installation at the entrance of the Design Miami/.

Dates: Mid-November onward

Location: Miami Design District 

MUSEUM OF ART AND DESIGN AT MDC PRESENTS RAFAEL DOMENECH: ESTUARY [PAVILION for MOAD]

ABOUT: The Museum of Art and Design (MOAD) at Miami Dade College (MDC) presents Estuary [Pavilion for MOAD], a work by Cuban American artist Rafael Domenech, opening Friday, Nov. 18, during the 39th Miami Book Fair at MDC Wolfson Campus in downtown Miami. The exhibition will remain on view through January 2023. Free and open to the public with Miami Book Fair admission.

Estuary is the second iteration of MOAD Projects, series of exhibitions that features work by Miami-based artists, including distinguished MDC and New World School of the Arts alumni and faculty. The project is curated by Isabela Villanueva. Commissioned by MOAD, it functions on multiple levels—as a public sculpture, a reflection on the written word, a platform for live performances and public gatherings, and a meditative environment. It is made from everyday construction materials, such as aluminum framing, and can mutate into a variety of distinct spatial configurations. Large panels or “pages” of construction mesh feature laser-cut texts that will change throughout the duration of the project.

Dates: Nov. 18, 2022 – January 2023

Location: Wolfson Campus, Kyriakides Plaza (Between Building 1 and 2)

                          300 N.E. 2nd Ave.

CRAIG ROBINS COLLECTION: TWO OF THE SAME KIND

ABOUT: The Craig Robins Collection consists of contemporary art and innovative design, displaying within the Miami Design District headquarters of DACRA and rotating on a bi-annual basis. This year, “Two of The Same Kind” highlights the work of Marlene Dumas and Jana Euler, two artists whose painting and drawing practices are broadly represented in the Collection holdings. The theme of dualism threads through two portraits by pop icon Andy Warhol, both commissioned decades ago by Craig Robin’s mother and Jackie Soffer’s mother separately, acting as a spectacular coincidence. The multifaceted Collection also features design pieces by the recently acquired Sasha Gordon and by established favorites such as Zaha Hadid, Jean Prouvé, Marc Newson and Maarten Baas. 

Dates: November 30 – onward

Hours: 10am – 12pm

Location: DACRA Headquarters, 3841 NE 2nd Ave.

GAGOSIAN & JEFFERY DEITCH | 100 YEARS 

ABOUT: Gagosian is pleased to announce 100 Years, the sixth group exhibition—including an online incarnation in 2020—organized by Gagosian in collaboration with Jeffrey Deitch in Miami’s Design District during Miami Art Week. 100 Years—on view at the historic Buick Building—explores the interplay of past, present, and future through works by contemporary artists who are in dialogue with the sweeping cultural and environmental changes of the past century—as well as those who anticipate future possibilities. The contributors to 100 Years, who include Refik Anadol, Theaster Gates, Douglas Gordon, Urs Fischer, Tom Friedman, Austin Lee, Jamian Juliano Villani, Rick Lowe, Keiichi Tanaami, and Taryn Simon, among others, recognize the critical nature of the titular period, sloughing off a sense of weariness with time itself to consider past and future with new optimism. 

Dates: November 28 – December 4 

Hours: Monday 5pm – 8pm; Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 8pm; Sunday 10am – 6pm

Location: Buick Building NE 2nd Ave

MARIO CARBONE’S OUR LADY OF ROCCO PART II | POP-UP

ABOUT: Following its hit 2021 debut, Our Lady of Rocco – the coveted collaboration between NYC-based womenswear brand La Ligne and famed chef and restaurateur Mario Carbone – is announcing the launch of Part II. Inspired by 1980s New York City and uniform dressing, the limited-edition collection offers streetwear pieces like a burgundy satin bomber, statement T-shirts, trousers and luxe wool cap, embroidered with the brand’s signature crown logo. This year, the brand extends to a new category: bespoke tailoring in the great Italian sartorial tradition. During Art Basel, the brand will host a pop-up offering one-of-a-kind vintage Nino Cerruti suits and blazers that have been reworked to include the brand’s signature lining and brass buttons. The Vintage Cerrutis will be available exclusively at the pop-up where customers can also get the suits further tailored. 

Dates: November 29 – December 3

Hours: 12pm – 8pm

Location: ZZ’s Club | 151 NE 41st St.

PELICAN HOTEL OPENING

ABOUT: At Pelican Hotel, you can always expect the unexpected. The rooms, once relics of the past, have been meticulously refurbished to pay homage to their original state. First built in 1948, the property was purchased by Renzo Rosso, founder of DIESEL. In 1990 it was then designed and decorated by owner Renzo alongside the brand’s Creative Team. The exceptional and meticulously restored property will inject new life into the iconic strip, complete with its redesigned in-house restaurant, the Pelican Café. The legendary boutique hotel fuses distinguishing Miami style with a dreamy vibe to reflect a playful design throughout its 32 guestrooms, including seven suites, six ocean-view rooms and one super exclusive penthouse. Inspired by a variety of movie sets, each room is named after its own theme and features one-of-a-kind, original vintage artifacts and furniture which have been lovingly restored over the past two years, making the Pelican a unique Art Deco icon. Owned by Renzo Rosso, newly reopened after a 2 year hiatus. Renzo is hosting a private opening preview. More info is available upon request. PelicanHotel.com

Dates: Open November 24 

Location: 826 Ocean Dr. – Miami Beach

NOW OPEN: MAJOR FOOD GROUP’S CONTESSA

ABOUT: Inspired by the old-world sophistication of Northern Italy’s iconic villas and estates, Contessa is a classic yet thoroughly contemporary dining destination by MFG Co-Founders Mario Carbone, Jeff Zalaznick and Rich Torrisi. This statement-making concept nods to centuries of Italian tradition and cuisine. Contessa, Miami Design District’s new neighborhood cornerstone, is a two-story crown-jewel situated at the intersection of art, culture & fashion.  Encouraging guests to stay beyond the confines of its lunch, Aperitivo and dinner, Contessa presents an intoxicatingly elegant ambience. Authentic to Northern Italian fare, the menu offers the finest meats, antipasti, signature pizzas–a first for Major Food Group–and an extensive in-house gelato program. ContessaRistorante.com

Location: 111 NE 41st St. – Miami Design District

THE DREXEL

ABOUT: The Drexel is the latest culinary venture co-founded by beloved industry veterans, Anastasia Koutsioukis and Ahmet Erkaya of Mandolin Aegean Bistro, Mrs.Mandolin, and Mr.Mandolin. Nestled in the heart of Miami Beach, The Drexel is a Coastal Mediterranean restaurant offering elevated yet uncomplicated European-inspired dishes. Situated on the corner of Miami’s historic Española Way and Drexel Avenue, The Drexel is a hidden gem elevating Miami Beach’s dining scene, characterized by both a chic European atmosphere along with fresh, innovative Mediterranean flavors. DrexelMiami.com

Location: 1436 Drexel Ave. – Miami Beach

*Interviews with Anastasia and/or Ahmet are available upon request ranging from business features to design related stories, hospitality/culinary, profiles and beyond.

MIAMI DESIGN DISTRICT PROGRAM OF GALLERIES AND CULTURAL EXHIBITIONS

Miami Design District’s Art Week Guide HERE

  • DANIEL ARSHAM | THE ROW’S ARES HOUSE
    • Dates: December 1 – December 3 
  • OPERA GALLERY | PICASSO, MIRO, VALDES: SPANISH MASTERS, A RESONANCE
    • Dates: November 28 – December 20
  • PRIZM ART FAIR | PRIZM 2022: CONTEMPORARY AFRICAN ART FAIR 
    • Dates: November 30 – December 4
  • RESY AND AMERICAN EXPRESS | DINNER SERIES FEAT. TOP CHEFS
    • Dates: November 29 – December 2
  • SAATCHI YATES | TESFAYE URGESSA
    • Dates: November 22 – December 20
Gente De Zona in The House of Suits via 360 MAGAZINE.

The House of Suits × Latin GRAMMY

Miami-based luxury atelier and boutique The House of Suits, which specializes in made-to-measure Italian garments for men and women, created exclusive, red-carpet looks for nominated artists Randy Malcolm and Alexander Delgado of the Latin music duo Gente De Zona, and award-winning artist Lenier for this year’s 23rd Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards this past weekend. The hand-painted art pieces were originally created for a photo shoot and have taken life on their own. Prices range from $3,000 to $4,000.

Lenier by The House of Suits via 360 MAGAZINE.
Lenier by The House of Suits via 360 MAGAZINE.
Randy Malcom by The House of Suits via 360 MAGAZINE.
Randy Malcom by The House of Suits via 360 MAGAZINE.
Alexander Delgado Hernández by The House of Suits via 360 MAGAZINE.
Alexander Delgado Hernández by The House of Suits via 360 MAGAZINE.
Reebok × ALL GONE × PAPERBOY via 360 MAGAZINE.

Reebok × ALL GONE × PAPERBOY

Reebok × ALL GONE & PAPERBOY Club C “AGPPB”

Available Exclusively at ComplexCon, November 19

At ComplexCon, Long Beach, 2022, Michael Dupouy, author of the legendary book saga “ALL GONE, The Finest of Street Culture”, celebrates 16 years of the iconic work with a photographic retrospective: “ALL GONE, curated archives, 2006-2021”. In honor of the occasion, in collaboration with famed restaurant brand Paperboy, a hyper-limited pair of Reebok’s iconic Club C ($150) sneaker will be unveiled and made available for purchase on Saturday, November 19, exclusively from ALL GONE’s ComplexCon booth.

Conceived jointly by Michael Dupouy and James Dridi (founder of Paperboy), the Reebok Club C “AGPPB” (All Gone PaPerBoy) is limited to just 150 pairs.

“A legendary model, an icon of sneaker culture in the broadest sense, a product that is for everyone, easy to wear, for all styles, and that has survived all the fashions and trends, Reebok’s Club C is a true ideal of all wardrobes,” commented Dupouy. “So, the idea was to create something simple and honest, to stick to the origins of the product and not change its DNA. And frankly, with Paperboy, we’re just thrilled to bring a bit of French freshness to American soil, to Los Angeles.”

Resolutely clean and vintage, the all-white pair with pale pink accents is reminiscent of ALL GONE’s signature website colors and its all-pink photo retrospective on display at ComplexCon, Long Beach. The elevated design offers an ultra-premium leather upper with ALL GONE and Paperboy logos and logo lockups appearing throughout. Most notably, the ALL GONE logo is embroidered within Club C’s iconic window box in white-on-white, as if it’s just disappeared (akin to the collectors’ products spread across its pages to which the book has paid tribute for 16 years).

This union between three protagonists, ALL GONE, Paperboy, and Reebok is organic, natural, honest, and sincere, resulting in one of the rarest Reebok limited sneaker releases of the year.

To purchase, consumers can visit ALL GONE’s ComplexCon experience on Saturday, November 19, booth B35. The launch will take place in the presence of Michael Dupouy and James Dridi, who will be on site chatting with attendees and signing select pairs.

NOTE: Dupouy, with Colette, previously collaborated with Reebok on its Pump model in 2009 for the shoe’s 20th anniversary, and then on the Instapump Fury in 2014. James Dridi’s Paperboy also collaborated with Reebok and Beams in 2021 on the Club C 85 and Club C Legacy. 

About ALL GONE

ALL GONE is an annual limited-edition publication that documents cult products from street culture every year since 2006. Visit https://www.allgonebook.com and follow @michael_lamjc for more info.

About Paperboy

Paperboy is the favorite American and Japanese inspired sandwich restaurant and coffee shop of the new Parisian generation. A place that federates a community, at the origin of many lifestyle collaborations. Visit https://www.paperparis.shop and follow @paperboyparis for more info.

About Reebok Design Group

Reebok Design Group (RDG) is the global brand hub of design, development, innovation, marketing and creative services for Reebok footwear and apparel. As the central source of the brand’s creative vision, RDG provides ongoing support and expertise to Reebok’s network of strategic partners around the world. RDG champions Reebok’s storied heritage, ethos, and DNA to authentically deliver a unified brand directive and consumer experience globally. A division of SPARC Group, RDG is headquartered in Boston, MA. For more information, visit Reebok.com or, for the latest news at News.Reebok.com. Discover Reebok on Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.

ZEITZ MOCAA × GUCCI - WHEN WE SEE US via 360 MAGAZINE.

ZEITZ MOCAA × GUCCI – WHEN WE SEE US

ZEITZ MOCAA ANNOUNCES FULL ARTIST LINE-UP FOR HIGHLY ANTICIPATED EXHIBITION

WHEN WE SEE US: A CENTURY OF BLACK FIGURATION IN PAINTING 

The survey exhibition features nearly 200 artworks from 154 artists 

The exhibition, supported by Gucci, opens on 20 November 2022

This weekend, Zeitz MOCAA will be a flurry of activity as it not only presents its fundraising Gala, sponsored by Gucci, but also unveils a new survey exhibition that has been years in the making. Titled When We See Us: A Century of Black Figuration in Painting, the exhibition places a focus on painting, specifically works produced from the 1920s to the present.

“Over the last decade, figurative painting by Black artists has risen to a new prominence in contemporary art,” says Koyo Kouoh, Executive Director and Chief Curator at Zeitz MOCAA. “There is no better time for an exhibition of this nature, one that connects these practices and reveals the deeper historic contexts and networks of complex and underrepresented artistic genealogies that stem from African and Black modernities; an exhibition that demonstrates how multiple generations of such artists have revelled and critically engaged in projecting various notions of Blackness and Africanity.”

When We See Us: A Century of Black Figuration in Painting comprises an exhibition, publication and discursive programming that explores Black self-representation and celebrates global Black subjectivities and Black consciousness from pan-African and pan-diasporic perspectives. It boldly brings together artworks from the last 100 years, by Black artists working globally, into dialogue with leading Black thinkers, writers and poets who are active today.

The exhibition furthermore celebrates how artists from Africa and its diaspora have imagined, positioned, memorialised and asserted African and African-descent experiences. It contributes to critical discourse on African and Black liberation, intellectual and philosophical movements. The title of the exhibition is inspired by Ava DuVernay’s When They See Us, a 2019 miniseries. Flipping ‘they’ to ‘we’ allows for a dialectical shift that centres the conversation in a differential perspective of self-writing as theorised by Professor Achille Mbembe

The exhibition, designed by Wolff Architects, features nearly 200 works of art by 154 artists from 28 countries, with the artworks loaned from 73 institutional and private lenders located in 26 countries. When We See Us celebrates the resilience, essence and political charge of Black joy. The exhibition is organised around six themes — The Everyday, Joy and Revelry, Repose, Sensuality, Spirituality, and Triumph and Emancipation. It is furthermore accompanied by a sonic translation, compiled by South African composer and sound artist Neo Muyanga.

Tandazani Dhlakama, the exhibition’s co-curator and Assistant Curator at Zeitz MOCAA, says: “This exhibition is a true reflection of the historic contexts of African and Black existence, with the oldest artist in the exhibition born in 1886 and the youngest in 1999. It amplifies a historical continuum of self-representation while highlighting important contributions towards a previously understated canon. Most importantly, it explores a broad range of artistic lineages, art schools and movements — and brings together a myriad of artists and their practice in dialogue for the first time (see full list of artists below).”

Published to coincide with the exhibition is a hardcover poetic catalogue by Thames and Hudson, in collaboration with Zeitz MOCAA, and edited by Koyo Kouoh. Richly illustrated with all the works selected for the exhibition, it includes a contextual essay by Dhlakama and four specially commissioned texts by acclaimed female writers Ken Bugul (Senegal), Maaza Mengiste (Ethiopia), Robin Coste Lewis (United States) and Bill Kouelany (Republic of Congo). In addition to the publication, on sale from 18 November at Zeitz MOCAA Shop and shop.zeitzmocaa.museum, the curatorial team have collaborated with the museum’s retail partner on a limited range of exhibition-related items, including T-shirts, tote bags and more.

Conceived in collaboration with the Institute for Humanities in Africa (HUMA) at the University of Cape Town (UCT), a parallel discursive programme provides theoretical framings of the project and is presented as a year-long, multi-vocal webinar series. The series brings together thought leaders from the continent and its thriving diaspora to address topics around global Black subjectivity and Black representation from the premise of artistic production and into the topical considerations relevant today.

Coordinated by Zeitz MOCAA Assistant Curator Thato Mogotsi, previous discussion topics included The Poetics of Black Figuration, Defining the ‘We’ & the ‘Us’, A Century of Black Figuration as Representation of Self and Black is Beautiful: Pan-Africanism & the Afropolitan Impulse in Contemporary Art, amongst others. Previous participants have included Prof Huey Copeland, Kimberly Drew, Keyna Eleison, Thelma Golden, Dr Felwine Sarr and Athi Mongozeleli Joja. The webinars are archived on the museum’s YouTube channel, with the next one taking place on Tuesday, 29 November. 

The opening of the exhibition is preceded by the 2022 Zeitz MOCAA Gala Dinner + Party, supported by Gucci, acting as a catalyst and inspiration for the Gala’s theme of Art & Opulence. The Gala is Zeitz MOCAA’s largest development event of the year and its proceeds yield approximately 30% of the museum’s annual exhibitions and education budget. The event is essential to the institution’s mission of promoting art education and community engagement, and is further supported by the V&A Waterfront, Radisson Hotel Group, the Mail & Guardian, YourLuxury Africa, Terre Paisable, Pernod Ricard and Hidden Valley Wines, with BMW South Africa as the official vehicle partner. 

The exhibition and accompanying publication have been made possible through the generous support of our presenting sponsor, Gucci.

When We See Us: A Century of Black Figuration in Painting will open to the public on Sunday, 20 November 2022. The Zeitz MOCAA Gala Dinner + Party, supported by Gucci and themed Art + Opulence, takes place on Saturday, 19 November 2022. For more information on the Gala and to purchase tickets, visit zeitzmocaa.museum or click here.

Zeitz MOCAA’s curatorial and exhibition programming is proudly supported by Gucci. All proceeds from the annual fundraising event go towards supporting curatorial research and education programming at Zeitz MOCAA.

Participating artists: 

Nina Chanel Abney

Olusegun Adejumo

Tunji Adeniyi-Jones 

Njideka Akunyili Crosby

Maxwell Alexandre

Tiffany Alfonseca

Benny Andrews

Anjel (BorisAnje) 

Cornelius Annor

Gideon Appah

Michael Armitage

Johnny Arts

Malang Badji

Firelei Báez

Romare Bearden

Tizta Berhanu

Willie Bester

Gerard Bhengu

Wilson Bigaud

John Thomas Biggers 

Amoako Boafo

Kwesi Botchway

Marcus Brutus

Margaret Taylor Burroughs 

Dominic Chambers

Chéri Chérin

Kudzanai Chiurai

Peter Clarke

Eldzier Cortor

Somaya Critchlow

Beauford Delaney

Elladj Lincy Deloumeaux

Aboubacar Diané

Aaron Douglas

Gervais Emmanuel Ducasse

Edouard Duval-Carrié

Ibrahim El-Salahi

Ben Enwonwu

Esiri Erheriene-Essi

Patrick Eugène

Scherezade García

Ablade Glover

Gherdai Hassell

Barkley L. Hendricks

Lubaina Himid

Albert Huie

Clementine Hunter

Kudzanai-Violet Hwami

Gavin Jantjes

William H. Johnson

Charles Kamangwana

Kangudia

Ibrahima Kébé

Amon Kotei

Joy Labinjo

Wifredo Lam

YoYo Lander

Akinola Lasekan

Jacob Lawrence

Petson Lombe

Sahara Longe

Zemba Luzamba

Danielle McKinney

Mustafa Maluka

Marvelous Mangena

Armando Mariño

Arjan Martins

No Martins

Wangari Mathenge

Neo Matloga

Raphael Adjetey Adjei Mayne

George Mbugua

Kivuthi Mbuno

Zachariah Mbutha

Luis Meque

Roméo Mivekannin

Sungi Mlengeya

Sphephelo Mnguni

Moké

Meleko Mokgosi

Archibald J. Motley Jr. 

Richard Mudariki

Geoffrey Mukasa

Cinthia Sifa Mulanga 

Theresa Mungure

Lavar Munroe

Ian Mwesiga

Cassi Namoda

Eric Ndlovu

Chemu Ng’ok

Malangatana Valente Ngwenya

Nicholous Njau 

Thenjiwe Niki Nkosi

Eria Nsubuga ‘Sane’

Nestor Vuza Ntoko

Boris Nzebo

Antonio Obá

Antoine Obin 

Philomé Obin

Télémaque Obin

Abe Odedina

Toyin Ojih Odutola

Fred Oduya

Chris Ofili

Augustin Okoye 

Kambui Olujimi

Eniwaye Oluwaseyi

Bruce Onobrakpeya

Richard Onyango

Marc Padeu

Zéh Palito

Emma Pap’

Karl Parboosingh

George Pemba

Thebe Phetogo

Naudline Pierre

Prosper Pierre-Louis

Horace Pippin

María Magdalena Campos Pons

Otis Kwame Kye Quaicoe

Robert Saidi

Chéri Samba

Kingsley Sambo

Cinga Samson

Mmapula Mmakgabo Helen Sebidi 

Gerard Sekoto

Tschabalala Self

Amy Sherald

Devan Shimoyama

Monsengo Shula

Alexander Shyngle

Sthembiso Sibisi

Ancent Soi

Olivier Souffrant

Moustapha Souley

Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum

Nirit  Takele

Matundu Tanda 

Henry Taylor

Alfred Thoba

Mickalene Thomas

Bob Thompson

Edward Saidi Tingatinga

Katlego Tlabela

Cyprien Tokoudagba

Mose Tolliver

Zandile Tshabalala

Didier Viodé

Sane Wadu

Charles White

Kehinde Wiley

Richard Witikani

Lynette Yiadom-Boakye

Daniela Yohannes

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About Zeitz MOCAA

Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MOCAA) is a public not-for-profit institution that collects, preserves, researches and exhibits contemporary art from Africa and its diaspora; conceives and hosts international exhibitions; develops supporting educational, discursive and enrichment programmes; encourages intercultural understanding; and strives towards access for all. The museum’s galleries feature rotating temporary exhibitions with a dedicated space for the permanent collection. The institution also includes the Centre for Art Education, the Centre for the Moving Image and The Atelier, a museum residency programme for artists living and working in Cape Town. 

Zeitz MOCAA is situated at the Silo District, South Arm Road, V&A Waterfront in Cape Town, South Africa, and is open Tuesday through Sunday, 10 am to 6 pm. zeitzmocaa.museum

About Gucci

Founded in Florence, Italy, in 1921, Gucci is one of the world’s leading luxury brands, led by President and CEO Marco Bizzarri and Creative Director Alessandro Michele. Following the House’s centenary, Gucci forges ahead into the next hundred years, continuing to redefine luxury while celebrating the creativity, craftsmanship and innovation at the core of its values. 

Gucci is part of the global luxury group, Kering, which manages the development of a series of renowned Houses in fashion, leather goods, jewelry and watches. 

Discover more about Gucci at gucci.com

 Stella McCartney and B&B Italia on a capsule collection for Le Bambole's 50th Anniverary via 360 MAGAZINE.

Miami Design District × Art Week 2022

Art Week 2022 in the Miami Design District & more

With Art Week around the corner, here are a few updates on fashion, hospitality, food, culture, and art initiatives set to debut in the Miami Design District in the coming weeks

POP-UPS

MARIO CARBONE’S OUR LADY OF ROCCO PART II | POP-UP

ABOUT: Following its hit 2021 debut, Our Lady of Rocco – the coveted collaboration between NYC-based womenswear brand La Ligne and famed chef and restaurateur Mario Carbone – is announcing the launch of Part II. Inspired by 1980s New York City and uniform dressing, the limited-edition collection offers streetwear pieces like a burgundy satin bomber, statement T-shirts, trousers and luxe wool cap, embroidered with the brand’s signature crown logo. This year, the brand extends to a new category: bespoke tailoring in the great Italian sartorial tradition. During Art Basel, the brand will host a pop-up offering one-of-a-kind vintage Nino Cerruti suits and blazers that have been reworked to include the brand’s signature lining and brass buttons. The Vintage Cerrutis will be available exclusively at the pop-up where customers can also get the suits further tailored. 

Dates: November 29 – December 3

Hours: 12pm – 8pm

Location: ZZ’s Club | 151 NE 41st St.

BASIC.SPACE | SELECT.MIAMI

ABOUT: On November 30th and December 1st, Basic.Space will host “Select.Miami,” a unique exhibition and shopping experience curated by a select group of best-in-class creatives including Juliet Johnstone, After That, RetroSuperFuture, and more. This 2-day event rooted in the concept of curation, community and discovery, will showcase a blend of new items, limited editions and brand collaborations, all exclusive to Basic.Space. In partnership with Secular Sabbath, this event will include an overnight ambient music experience from 12am – 7am on the 1st.  Secular Sabbath is an ambient music centered event experience in which attendees are invited to relax, restore, and get inspired together through their sensory body.

Dates: December 1

Hours: 12pm – 7pm

Location: 3930 NE 2nd Avenue

RESY AND AMERICAN EXPRESS | DINNER SERIES FEAT. TOP CHEFS

ABOUT: Resy and American Express are creating a pop-up in the Miami Design District headlined by Michelin and James Beard Award winning chefs Massimo Bottura, Missy Robbins and Mashama Bailey. Artist Phillip K. Smith III – who showed at Art Basel Miami 2017 in the Faena Arts District – has created an immersive work for the space, Garden of Reflections. The pop-up will host three nights of dinners, exclusively for American Express Card Members enrolled in Global Dining Access by Resy, as well as an art-focused gallery day showcasing Smith’s art with food and cocktails by Chef Michael Solomonov. More information at resy.com/miami-dining-series.

Dates: November 29 – December 2

Hours: November 29: 6pm; November 30: 11am – 6pm; December 1: 5:30pm & 9pm; December 2: 5:30pm & 9pm

Location: 151 NE 41st St., 3rd Floor

FASHION NEWS

FENDI CASA | GRAND OPENING

ABOUT: FENDI Casa has chosen Miami for its first flagship store in the United States, in the heart of the Miami Design District. The opening of the boutique will coincide with the start of DesignMiami/, where FENDI has presented a series of special projects over time, together with established and emerging designers. The boutique in Miami spans 591 square meters within a concrete building enhanced by large windows on two levels, whose architecture is inspired by the Modern Movement.

Date: Opening November 30 

Hours: M – F 10am – 6pm; Saturday 11am – 3pm; Sunday Closed 

Location: 4120 NE 2nd Ave.


DOLCE&GABBANA CASA | GRAND OPENING

ABOUT: To feel at home: the Dolce&Gabbana Casa Collection dedicated to the universe of furnishing and furnishing accessories is a tribute to the excellence of craftsmanship, Italian design and the authentic codes of the brand’s DNA. The patterns of the Collection’s themes come to life on furniture, mise en place accessories, textiles and decorative objects that evoke a story of love and hospitality, passion and beauty, and the art of living one’s daily life. From sofas in fine jacquard to lacquered oak tables, from accessorized bar cabinets to armchairs upholstered in petit point embroidery, the furniture pieces realized in partnership with Luxury Living Group present both elements of harmony and contrasts, rendering a unique narrative that gives no limits to creativity.

Dates: November 28 – December 4

Hours: 10am – 10pm

Location: 50 NE 39th Street 

STELLA MCCARTNEY | B&B ITALIA

The Stella McCartney x B&B Italia three-piece capsule collection is officially launching at Art Basel Miami Beach this December, marking the British conscious pioneer’s first-ever interiors collaboration. Beginning 30th November, B&B Italia Miami store’s windows will showcase the exclusive Le Bambole armchair and Granbambola 3-seater sofa in an immersive display. Each features a hand-drawn “Fungi Forest” print upholstery pulled from the Stella McCartney Summer 2022 runway collection and a responsible construction inspired by shared sustainability values.

The collaboration was successfully introduced at Stella McCartney’s “Future of Fashion” material innovation installation during Milan Design Week this past June, with the Italian design company and British conscious luxury pioneer joining forces to reimagine Mario Bellini’s iconic 2022 Le Bambole armchair. The partnership was born of Stella’s long-time personal passion for Bellini’s works, and celebrates Le Bambole’s 50th anniversary.

Dates: December 1 – January 1

Hours: 10am – 6pm

Location:  4141 NE 2nd Ave Suite 115 / 114

INSTALLATIONS & EXHIBITIONS

2022 MIAMI DESIGN DISTRICT DESIGN COMMISSION: ROCK | ROLL BY GERMANE BARNES

ABOUT: The Miami Design District has awarded Miami-based architect and designer, Germane Barnes, the 2022 Miami Design District Annual Design Commission. Rock | Roll is a multifaceted installation that draws on the vibrancy of Miami Carnival to honor the BIPOC communities that contribute to Miami’s polyethnic culture. Barnes designed a series of massive, whimsical capsules that rock back-and-forth when activated by users and feature vibrant colors reminiscent of Carnival’s feathered costumes and the city’s water-friendly lifestyle. With a nod to steel drums and Soca music, Barnes also designed wind chimes, hundreds of which will be hung in the neighborhood’s trees. Rock | Roll will also include a free-floating dome suspended overhead and animated by light and sound, which will serve as an anchor to a communal and lively commission. Soon to be installed in the Miami Design District as the annual Design Commission, Barnes’ creative — and massive– interactive installation is expected to draw visitors on a global scale.

*Interviews with Germane Barnes are available upon request.

Dates: Mid-November onward

Location: Miami Design District 

DANIEL ARSHAM | THE ARES HOUSE

ABOUT: In a collaborative effort between The Alexander Team and Everyrealm, comes the launch of ‘The Row,” an exclusive collection of metaverse real estate featuring architecture designed by a variety of talented artists. The 30-piece collection, made up of one-of-one NFTs, will live on the Mona platform. This piece (pictured above), from The Row collection and created by Daniel Arsham, is the inspiration for the exhibition concept. It is called The Ares House. This exhibition concept offers guests a thoughtful journey from Miami into the boundless possibilities of the metaverse, where their curiosity to discover is the vehicle and Daniel’s artwork and expressions are the pulse and fuel.

Dates: December 1 – December 4

Location: Miami Design District 

GAGOSIAN & JEFFERY DEITCH | 100 YEARS 

ABOUT: Gagosian is pleased to announce 100 Years, the seventh group exhibition—including an online incarnation in 2020—organized by Gagosian in collaboration with Jeffrey Deitch in Miami’s Design District during Miami Art Week. 100 Years—on view at the historic Buick Building—explores the interplay of past, present, and future through works by contemporary artists who are in dialogue with the sweeping cultural and environmental changes of the past century—as well as those who anticipate future possibilities. The contributors to 100 Years, who include Refik Anadol, Theaster Gates, Douglas Gordon, Urs Fischer, Tom Friedman, Austin Lee, Jamian Juliano Villani, Rick Lowe, Keiichi Tanaami, and Taryn Simon, among others, recognize the critical nature of the titular period, sloughing off a sense of weariness with time itself to consider past and future with new optimism.

Dates: November 28 – December 4 

Hours: Monday 5pm – 8pm; Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 8pm; Sunday 10am – 6pm

Location: Buick Building NE 2nd Ave

CRAIG ROBINS COLLECTION: TWO OF THE SAME KIND

ABOUT: The Craig Robins Collection consists of contemporary art and innovative design, displaying within the Miami Design District headquarters of DACRA and rotating on a bi-annual basis. This year, “Two of The Same Kind” highlights the work of Marlene Dumas and Jana Euler, two artists whose painting and drawing practices are broadly represented in the Collection holdings. The theme of dualism threads through two portraits by pop icon Andy Warhol, both commissioned decades ago by Craig Robin’s mother and Jackie Soffer’s mother separately, acting as a spectacular coincidence. More than a hundred works on view present an expansive overview of figurative art from the last three decades. The multifaceted Collection also features design pieces by the recently acquired Sasha Gordon and by established favorites such as Zaha Hadid, Jean Prouvé, Marc Newson and Maarten Baas. 

Dates: November 30 – onward

Hours: 10am – 12pm

Location: DACRA Headquarters, 3841 NE 2nd Ave.

SAATCHI YATES | TESFAYE URGESSA

ABOUT: This November, Saatchi Yates Miami will temporarily open a solo exhibition of new work by Ethiopian Contemporary artist Tesfaye Urgessa to coincide with his presentation at the Rubell Museum, opening December 2022. Saatchi Yates Miami is situated in the Miami Design District, next to the Institute of Contemporary Art and the de la Cruz Collection. Born in 1983 in Ethiopia, Tesfaye studied under master Tadesse Mesfin at Staatlichen Akademie in Stuttgart, and later emigrated to work in Germany. Through these experiences, Ugressa connected Ethiopian iconography and a deep fascination with traditional figurative painting to create a unique and striking language which portrays race and the politics of identity.

Dates: November 22 – December 20

Hours: 12pm – 6pm

Location: 35 NE 40 St.

PRIZM ART FAIR | PRIZM 2022: CONTEMPORARY AFRICAN ART FAIR 

ABOUT: This year, the neighborhood is thrilled to host its first-ever art fair aside from Design Miami/: Prizm 2022 Contemporary African Art Fair. Celebrating its 10th Anniversary, Prizm 2022 will present Vernacular À la Mode, with presentations of select galleries and artists exploring how vernacular modes of artmaking originating in global African contexts have influenced the cultivation of fine art practice worldwide. The program will include four sections: Prizm Panels, Prizm Perform, Prizm Film, Prizm Preview, and, of course, Prizm Art Fair at large, exhibiting international artists from Africa and the global African Diaspora.  Artists will represent global locales including, Angola, Barbados, South Africa, Kenya, Mozambique, Angola, Martinique, Norway, Portugal, Saint Martin, Saint Kitts-Nevis, Trinidad and Tobago, the United Kingdom, and many more. 

Dates: November 30 – December 4

Hours: 10am – 6pm

Location: 4220 N Miami Ave.

THE OFFICE. & F2T GALLERY | I DON’T NEED IT, BUT I WANT IT

ABOUT: THE OFFICE. Gallery and F2T Gallery present I DONT NEED IT, BUT I WANT IT, a group exhibition featuring artists Callum Eaton, Eduardo Sarabia, Jonathan Casella, Kristopher Raos, Saj Issa, Sam Keller, Stephanie H. Shih, and Tim Irani. The selected artists will bring forth a collective body of work highlighting the global culture crisis of mass production and capitalism, emphasizing the cliche or kitschy elements of our cultures, through the use of irony and pop art elements. THE OFFICE., founded by art patron and avid collector, Matthew Chevallard, educates the public on art collecting and presents exceptionally curated and co-curated exhibitions, within the contemporary art world. F2T Gallery from Milano, conceived in 2021 by acclaimed collectors Matteo Novarese and Francesco Bena, works with leading emerging artists, galleries and collectors in the contemporary art world. 

Dates: Opening Night: November 27 from 5pm – 8pm (open to the public); November 28 – January 29 

Hours: 11am – 7pm

Location: 3930 NE 2nd Ave., Suite 202 

WHERE TO DINE DURING ART BASEL

MAJOR FOOD GROUP’S CONTESSA NOW OPEN

ABOUT: Inspired by the old-world sophistication of Northern Italy’s iconic villas and estates, Contessa is a classic yet thoroughly contemporary dining destination by MFG Co-Founders Mario Carbone, Jeff Zalaznick and Rich Torrisi. This statement-making concept nods to centuries of Italian tradition and cuisine. Contessa, Miami Design District’s new neighborhood cornerstone, is a two-story crown-jewel situated at the intersection of art, culture & fashion.  Encouraging guests to stay beyond the confines of its lunch, Aperitivo and dinner, Contessa presents an intoxicatingly elegant ambience. Authentic to Northern Italian fare, the menu offers the finest meats, antipasti, signature pizzas–a first for Major Food Group–and an extensive in-house gelato program. ContessaRistorante.com

Location: 111 NE 41st St. – Miami Design District

THE DREXEL

ABOUT: The Drexel is the latest culinary venture co-founded by beloved industry veterans, Anastasia Koutsioukis  and Ahmet Erkaya of Mandolin Aegean Bistro, Mrs.Mandolin, and Mr.Mandolin. Nestled in the heart of Miami Beach, The Drexel is a Coastal Mediterranean restaurant offering elevated yet uncomplicated European-inspired dishes. Situated on the corner of Miami’s historic Española Way and Drexel Avenue, The Drexel is a hidden gem elevating Miami Beach’s dining scene, characterized by both a chic European atmosphere along with fresh, innovative Mediterranean flavors. DrexelMiami.com

Location: 1436 Drexel Ave. – Miami Beach

*Interviews with Anastasia and/or Ahmet are available ranging from business features to design related stories, hospitality/culinary, profiles and beyond.

PURA VIDA MIAMI 

ABOUT: Pura Vida is a Miami-based all-day cafe founded by husband-wife team, Omer and Jennifer Horev. The health-focused eatery provides an extensive menu featuring a range of raw, organic acai bowls, freshly squeezed juices, superfood smoothies, fresh salads, wraps, bowls and more, making it the ideal grab-and-go eatery to enjoy between fairs this season. Since its inception in 2012, Pura Vida has evolved to include 12 outposts throughout South Florida. In addition to several locations spread out across the region, Pura Vida is also gearing up to kick-off its international expansion with the debut of a new full-service restaurant in Doha, Qatar. PuraVidaMiami.com

Locations: Edgewater, Miami Design District, South Miami, Miracle Mile, Sunset Harbour, Brickell, Las Olas, Bay Harbor, West Avenue, South of Fifth, Aventura, West Palm Beach, and new Doha, Qatar

ABOUT THE MIAMI DESIGN DISTRICT 

ABOUT: The Miami Design District is a one-of-a-kind neighborhood that combines luxury shopping, galleries, museums, design stores, restaurants and major art and design installations all within an architecturally significant context. The Miami Design District is owned and operated by Miami Design District Associates, a partnership between Dacra, founded and owned by visionary entrepreneur Craig Robins, and L Catterton Real Estate, a global real estate development and investment fund, specializing in creating luxury shopping destinations. As Miami becomes increasingly known for its own rich culture, the growth of the Miami Design District further reflects how the city is deserving of its place on the global stage. For more information, visit http://www.miamidesigndistrict.net / Instagram: @miamidesigndistrict / Twitter: @designdistrict

BMF's Lil Meech, Rap Star Rich Homie Quan and More Honor Milano Di Rouge's 10 Year Anniversary via Andrea Hamilton by 360 Magazine

“The Dream Continues”

Leading Streetwear Brand, Milano Di Rouge, Celebrated 10 Years with “The Dream Continues” Fashion Experience and Gala in Atlanta

BMF’s Lil Meech, Rap Star Rich Homie Quan, and More Honor Milano Di Rouge’s 10 Year Anniversary.

Premier luxury streetwear brand Milano Di Rouge celebrated 10 years of success with their “The Dream Continues” Fashion Experience and Gala, in Atlanta, GA. The weekend kicked off Friday evening at The Stave Room, as Milano Di Rouge welcomed hundreds of longtime supporters to enjoy the innovative fashion experience and take a first look at the designs from their latest collection.

As guests approached the entrance, they were given boarding passes for a trip into the world of ‘dreamers’. The first stop included a first class photo opportunity inside a private jet, fitting the theme of the night. As guests entered the venue they were greeted with a custom pop-up shop with some of Milano Di Rouge’s top selling pieces as well as cocktails powered by D’usse. VIP’S enjoyed an exclusive MDR Sky Lounge, where they were able to connect with other like minded entrepreneurs ahead of the show and sip crafted themed cocktails such as the “Milano”. Flight attendants were heard across the speaker system, informing guests that it was time to “board the plane” as the show was about to begin. The show opened with a powerful performance by famed Black Ballerina, Jewel Ellis. She danced eloquently down the aisles to DJ Khaled’s hit record, “Grateful”, a reflection of the pulse of the brand and the 10 year celebration.

As the music began, the models graced the runway donning the latest designs Milano Di Rouge has to offer with bold prints, trending colorways and cutting-edge styles for men, women and children. Celebrities such as Lil Meech from acclaimed show “BMF”, rap star Rich Homie Quan, popular thought leader 19Keys, social media stars The McClure Twins and reality tv star Mendecees Jr walked the runway in support of the acclaimed brand. Renowned stylist Amiraa Vainqueur dressed all of the models, ensuring each look was elevated and high-fashion with a hint of edge. Several sponsors assisted in the success of the evening with prominent makeup line Crayon Case by Supa Cent providing makeup for the models and gift bags, womens footwear provided by Jessica Rich, hair extensions by Kendra’s Boutique, eyewear by Don Junk and Shop Boss Water gifted complimentary water for attendees.

Celebrity attendees included: NBA legend Rajon Rondo, fashion designer Latoia Fitzgerald, author and public figure Brandi Harvey, reality tv stars Yandy and Mendeecees Harris, rap artist Big Boss Vette, actress Nafessa Williams, rapper and tv personality Jazz Anderson, tv personality Persuasion, beauty influencer Chyna Dollhouse and real estate maven Quiana Watson.

Following the show on Saturday, Milano Di Rouge held their first-ever “The Dream Continues” gala, at the Biltmore Ballroom. The evening was a night of black excellence as guests celebrated the woman of the hour- Milan Harris. Outfitted in evening gowns and tuxedos, over 300 guests gathered for a VIP experience as they gave their flowers to the famed entrepreneur who paved the way for other people to make their dreams a reality. Celebrity sightings included: Supa Cent, Nafessa Williams, Quiana Watson and Rich Homie Quan, who surprised the audience with a special performance which kept the energy high. Milan gave an empowering speech at the gala and presented her team with custom Gamble jackets which are currently available on her site as well as custom t-shirt designed plaques to show her appreciation for their dedication to the brand throughout her 10 year journey.

“I’m overwhelmed by the continued support and love I’ve been shown throughout these past 10 years. Through the highs and lows we’ve been able to maintain integrity, quality and faith which our brand has been built upon. This journey has taught me so much and I’m determined to continue keeping the dream alive to inspire others to do the same”, Milan stated. The insightful and beautiful experience was curated by event producer Bysukii who delivered an elevated and memorable weekend.

To Shop All Things Milano Di Rouge Please Visit: www.milanodirouge.com

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Lexus Black Panther collaboration in Los Angeles via 360 MAGAZINE.

BLACK PANTHER × LEXUS

LEXUS JOINS FORCES WITH ADIDAS AND ADIDAS S.E.E.D TO CREATE

A CUSTOM ALL-NEW LEXUS RX

INSPIRED BY MARVEL STUDIOS’ ‘BLACK PANTHER: WAKANDA FOREVER’

Last night Lexus unveiled the Wakanda Forever-inspired RX 500h F SPORT AWD “Vibe-Branium.” The all-new Lexus was reimagined in by the women-led design crew of the adidas S.E.E.D (School for Experiential Education in Design) program under the guidance of Calty Design Research, creating a vehicle suited for Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” now playing only in theaters.

To help celebrate the recent launch of adidas’s “Wakanda Forever Collection,” the team at adidas sought to bring their “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”-inspired designs into the automotive space. Created for the best athletes in the world, this performance sportswear embodies what it means to be Wakandan and explores the question, “What if Wakanda had a national athletic team?” The vehicle wrap builds on the custom identity of the fictional African nation as envisioned by adidas, creating an automotive identity that matches the fashion collection.

The design of the interior was driven by a group of all-women students from adidas’ School for Experiential Education Design (S.E.E.D.), a 2-year program at adidas in partnership with Pensole Lewis College of Business & Design, that acts as an alternative to a university education in Footwear Design. Students from this program not only designed the interior of the Wakanda Forever-inspired RX 500h, but also contributed to the costumes in the film. Through a series of workshops, CALTY Design Research worked with the students to bring their Black Panther inspired vision to the RX 500h.  

“The all-new RX 500h is part of our expanding Lexus Electrified portfolio with evolved innovative technology that elevates the driver’s experience,” said Michael Moore, general manager, Lexus International. “There’s an athleticism in the performance of the RX that makes it a perfect fit to join the ‘Wakanda Forever’ team.”

The re-imagined exterior of the RX features the Wakandan-inspired print and purple colorway used throughout the adidas sportswear collection. A diamond pattern inlayed across the hood is inspired by the Black Panther’s claw necklace. Gold details, a tie to the new Black Panther’s suit, accent the exterior, with unique “F” center caps, F SPORT on the wheels and Lexus badging that are reimagined using the fictional Wakandan alphabet. The word “Vibe-Branium,” also spelled in the Wakandan alphabet, is added to the rear badging as part of its unique name: the Lexus RX 500h Vibe-Branium AWD DIRECT4.

Beyond the customized exterior wrap, the students at adidas S.E.E.D (School for Experiential Education in Design) embraced the challenge to reimagine the all-new Lexus RX interior by using the much-anticipated sequel as its source of inspiration.

“Lexus is passionate about fostering future designers,” said Sabina Charfauros-Redmon, creative lead, Lexus International. “We see adidas S.E.E.D as representing a new normal that opens doors for BIPOC women in the design space. It’s a special moment when young creators are given the opportunity to stretch their creativity beyond their own comprehension. Lexus believes in this narrative and is excited to be a part of this process.”

To help guide the students through the design process, Calty Design Research led the students through a series of workshops exploring automotive design, Lexus design, creative processes, color and materials and the power of collaboration.

“Lexus, adidas and Wakanda Forever may seem like they come from totally different worlds but the thread that draws everything together is the pursuit and leadership in unique storytelling and innovative technology,” stated Alex Shen, chief designer at Calty Design Research. “Because of this common thread, the S.E.E.D. designers have such a unique and exciting task ahead of them to create something really artful and cool. It’s a real pleasure and honor for us to witness all the creativity, enthusiasm and collaborative thinking and execution from the S.E.E.D. designers.”

“Collaboration is one of our core values at S.E.E.D. We believe that innovation exists at the intersection of creativity, collaboration, diversity, inclusion and equity,” adds Cheresse Thornhill-Goldson, director, Design Education & Growth | S.E.E.D., adidas. “A critical aspect of our curriculum is ‘open-source’ product creation where we team up with experts across various industries to educate and co-create with our S.E.E.D. designers to bring unique products to life. So, collaborating with Lexus, ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,’ Carbon, Calty and Annex to design the Lexus Vibe-Branium Direct4 RX 500h was such a transformative experience for our students. The end result is a powerful example of what can happen when we leverage the ‘collective genius’ across disciplines.”

Carbon, an adidas partner since 2017, has revolutionized athletic footwear by providing the technology platform for the production of adidas 4D midsoles. Carbon DLSTM (Digital Light Synthesis) technology is pioneered by 3D printing specialists aligning innovation and sustainability in collaboration with adidas to create a portfolio of athletic footwear that meet specific performance needs. In addition, Carbon’s footprint on the silver screen contributing to costumes, animatronics and other worldly environments make them the perfect partner to help realize the S.E.E.D student’s interior vision.

As part of Lexus’s mission to mine budding talent in the creative realm, versatile multi-hyphenated visual storyteller Cami Thomas will document the collaboration with a featurette which is set to release in mid-November on digital platforms.

The custom build will feature an interior re-imagined with future-focused designs, textures and materials. Using the modern luxury of the latest RX as a canvas, adidas’s custom Wakanda-inspired tribal gold print covers sections of the seating surfaces and are featured prominently on the seat bolsters in particular. The same pattern is applied to the door panel inserts and in purple sections of the steering wheel. The F SPORT door sill plate is translated in the Wakandan alphabet along with “Wakanda Forever”, which is embroidered on the steering wheel. Key tactile areas such as the steering wheel pad and front and rear headrests are covered in the Carbon 3D printed energy-returning athletic shoe mid-sole material used in the adidas 4D- FWD. The front head rests include Lexus’s signature emblem and the rear center head rest houses adidas’s iconic logo. Meanwhile, surfaces around the shifter are decorated in laser-cut wood and gold trim that accents the interior to help create a uniquely Wakandan-inspired in-car environment.

In celebration, the powerhouse brands dropped a limited-release T-Shirt designed by the students at adidas S.E.E.D., which was exclusively available at last night’s adidas creator’s camp. The front of the T-Shirt includes an African Proverb written in Wakandan “Educate a Woman, Educate a Nation” stylized in traditional Japanese format, tategaki. The back of the T-Shirt pays homage to mineral-rich Wakanda’s Vibranium that has helped shaped its future focused society through a periodic table transcribed in Wakandan. In addition, the T-Shirt’s wash tag houses emblems from the super power team, LEXUS, adidas, adidas S.E.E.D, Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” and Carbon.

In the hands of veteran custom car builder Gordon Ting, he helps fully realize the custom “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”-inspired Lexus RX inside and out. 

Black Panther inspired LEXUS RX 500h by adidas S.E.E.D via 360 MAGAZINE.
Black Panther inspired LEXUS RX 500h by adidas S.E.E.D via 360 MAGAZINE.
Black Panther inspired LEXUS RX 500h by adidas S.E.E.D via 360 MAGAZINE.
Black Panther inspired LEXUS RX 500h by adidas S.E.E.D via 360 MAGAZINE.
Sean Perry Film a photo art book by 360 MAGAZINE.

SEAN PERRY FILMS

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‘My practice provokes character development through the use of photography and cinematography. Often, I experiment with various hues to enamor viewers and exhibit immense emotion within each frame captured. Collaborating with fellow visual architects to create innovative work is something I practice frequently. Working as a team allows me to create the unimaginable.’

Sean Perry

Sean Perry provokes character development through the use of photography and videography. He experiments with various hues to enamor viewers and effortlessly exhibits immense emotion within each frame captured. Perry consistently collaborates with fellow visual architects to fabricate the unimaginable.



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