Louis Vuitton unveils new variations of the Capucines handbag, this season embodied by Olympia of Greece. The epitome of the Maison’s Savoir Faire, this bag originates from the very first Louis Vuitton store in Paris on rue Neuve-des-Capucines. Season after season, since its creation in 2013, the bag’s elegant shape has remained timeless, yet with ever-changing variations.
In this playful campaign featuring Princess Olympia De Grece, the Capucine has been reinvented to take on the life of a London street in full bloom. This collection features two new color block Capucines, Capucines with distinctive flower chains, two Summer Stardust Capucines which glimmer in sunlight, and the iconic Taurillon Capucine which now comes in a shocking scarlet red.
About Louis Vuitton
Since 1854, Louis Vuitton has brought unique designs to the world, combining innovation with style, always aiming for the finest quality and preserving biodiversity. Today, the House remains faithful to the spirit of its founder, Louis Vuitton, who invented a genuine “Art of Travel” through luggage, bags and accessories which were as creative as they were elegant and practical. Since then, audacity has shaped the story of Louis Vuitton. Faithful to its heritage, Louis Vuitton has opened its doors to architects, artists and designers across the years, all the while developing disciplines such as ready-to-wear, shoes, accessories, watches, jewelry, and fragrance. These carefully created products are testament to Louis Vuitton’s commitment to fine craftsmanship.
INTERDIMENSIONAL PORTAL | Miami Design District | JULY 2022
Acclaimed muralist,Criola, has significant mural paintings in São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Belo Horizonte, Paris, and now right here in the Miami Design District. The artist’s display in Jungle Plaza will be her largest mural to date, and her second public work in the US, following “Black Girl Magic” done in Las Vegas last year. Her mural,Interdimensional Portal, portrays Afro-Brazilian ancestors in ritualistic performance, accessing ancient forest wisdom for medicinal purposes, and transcending thresholds of knowledge.
Criola, born in Belo Horizonte, Brazil in 1990, is an Afro-Brazilian creative whose work addresses issues of social justice through her characteristic Black female protagonists. Her large format paintings and murals refer to ancestral archetypes in order to question contemporary issues, and the role of women in society, actively confronting racism and state repression. Criola’s figurative style combines dense patterns and color-block surfaces, in which Brazilian fauna and flora mix with African matrixes. The artist has monumental mural paintings in São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Belo Horizonte, Paris and in Minsk, Belarus, and has recently been developing collaborations with adjacent brands in fashion and beyond.
ABOUT MIAMI DESIGN DISTRICT
The Miami Design District is a neighborhood dedicated to innovative fashion, design, art, architecture and dining experiences. The Miami Design District is owned 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. Together, Dacra and L Catterton Real Estate have actively transformed the once-overlooked area of Miami into a vibrant destination for residents and visitors by presenting the best shopping, cultural and culinary experiences within an architecturally significant context. The vision for a rejuvenated Design District–responsive to its historic, urban, and tropical context–was codified into an urban masterplan developed by award-winning masterplanners Duany Plater-Zyberk, with the additional participation of architects including Sou Fujimoto, Aranda/Lasch, Aranguren & Gallegos, K/R, Johnston Marklee, Neriand Hu, and Studio Gang. The Miami Design District embodies a singular dedication to the unity of design, fashion, art, and architecture and a commitment to encourage a neighborhood comprised of creative experiences including public art installations by Buckminster Fuller, Zaha Hadid, John Baldessari, Marc Newson, Konstantin Grcic, Xavier Veilhan, 2×4 and others. The Miami Design District’s landscape master plan by Island Planning Corporation comprises lush green spaces, rooftop gardens, an impressive Palm collection, and streets lined with indigenous canopy trees, offering shade and a lowered ambient climate as a relief from the South Florida sun. In 2021, the Miami Design District earned prestigious LEED Certification for neighborhood development, making it the first in the world to achieve Gold Status and the third to be Level 4 Certified.
The highly anticipated collection envisioned by Creative Director Alessandro Michele featured in a new campaign
For the launch, Alessandro Michele has envisioned a campaign that takes inspiration directly from an archival 1979 adidas catalogue. To animate the concept, a gridded template showcases a variety of moving imagery captured by Carlijn Jacobs. Against brightly colored backdrops, models stretch, run, or dance in place to a soundtrack of pensive phrases such as, “When your thoughts become reality, you understand what magic is.”
Originally debuting on the Exquisite Gucci runway, a mirror-filled space where historic emblems multiplied and metamorphized across sartorial streetwear, the first adidas x Gucci collection expands on the creative concept founded on an affinity for three stripes. Revealed in a lookbook released last month, the cross-category selection portrays the kaleidoscopic aesthetic of Alessandro Michele by mixing the codes of the House with those of the historic sportswear brand, and consequentially those of high fashion and streetwear.
The assemblage plays out across women’s and men’s ready-to-wear, as well as on bags, shoes, accessories, jewelry, and lifestyle pieces. Throughout the selection, the GG monogram and Interlocking G mix with the adidas Trefoil in colorful prints, as well as on jacquard fabrics; while the red and green Web of Gucci complements the three stripes of adidas. Pushing the collection further into hybridized territory, ready-to-wear pieces echo the sporting attire of decades past while portraying an undeniable contemporary character. Additionally, conventionally formal pieces like leather heels, suede loafers, and silk scarves are marked with casual codes. Beyond the standard selection, the expansive offering also includes some lifestyle items including a golf bag in two different variations, a nod to the House’s heritage in leisure products.
Gucci announces the arrival of a brand new series of Gucci Pop-Ups and Pop-Ins, the ephemeral stores providing a captivating shopping experience, dedicated to the adidas x Gucci collection starting from June 7.
Showcasing the products in an immersive, dedicated environment which reflects Gucci’s unconventional approach to luxury fashion, the initiative is aimed at connecting and engaging with clients over the world and their surrounding communities. In addition to the adidas x Gucci pop-ups, Gucci will also open dedicated pop-in locations within existing stores including: Los Angeles Melrose, New York Wooster Street and Fifth Avenue, Gucci East Hampton, Miami’s Aventura Mall, Chicago Michigan Ave, Houston Galleria, Atlanta Lenox, and Holt Renfrew Toronto Yorkdale.
adidas x Gucci merges the emblems of the House with those of the iconic sportswear brand. Anticipated by the first adidas x Gucci lookbook, the collection expands on the sartorial streetwear creations that debuted on the runway with a spectrum of sport-inspired pieces, distinguished by the same retro aesthetics of the show. With the heritage of both brands encoded in a trio of lines, a fixation on stripes plays out across ready-to-wear and accessories including Gucci’s own take on the famous adidas Gazelle sneaker.
*All paper and cardboard come from sustainably managed forest sources, and an uncoated paper has been used to ensure it is fully recyclable. In addition, shopping bag handles are made of 100% recycled polyester while pouches and suit carriers are made of a mix of regenerated cotton and recycled polyester. Reflecting a shared commitment to innovation, progress, sustainability goals, and collective action, the collection features multiple pieces crafted with future-conscious material fabrications including polyester, cotton, and viscose. Furthermore, each piece comes with special packaging that features the adidas x Gucci logo and that was strategically designed to reduce environmental impact.
**The collection will be distributed through designated stores, online on Gucci.com and through ephemeral Gucci Pop-Ups, where the spaces will be decorated with one of the geometric prints found in the offering. A dedicated product selection will also be available.
Furthering an ever-evolving narrative, the House presents Gucci Blondie – a line of handbags that draws inspiration from an archival style defined by a rounded rendition of the signature Interlocking G, as seen in patent documents from 1971. The emblem takes center stage on the collection’s distinctive silhouette, as Alessandro Michele continues to traverse time, gently drawing out the threads of storylines waiting patiently to be found and given a new voice.
The Gucci Blondie, which first debuted within the Love Parade fashion show in Los Angeles, reflects the Creative Director’s ability to effortlessly bridge eras through his creations. This temporal resilience is reflective of an essence that is both chameleonic and charismatic, a combination that allows the line, like many others of the House, to remain contemporary, no matter the year. The modern-day iteration is a stylistic progression of the original, infused with striking details that speak to a free-spirited and independent persona.
The Gucci Blondie offering spans sizes, silhouettes, and details, from a versatile messenger that can be worn on the shoulder or across the body with the included Web or leather straps, to a smaller day-to-night style whose included chain strap can be tucked inside to transform it into a clutch. A miniature version, also featuring interchangeable and adjustable leather and Web straps, rounds out the selection. Designs are available in leather, suede, and GG canvas, with a varied palette for both the bags and the Web straps.
The Gucci Blondie is presented through a new campaign, envisioned as a love letter to New York, as a cast of characters are captured against the backdrop of some of the city’s most celebrated landmarks. Reportage-style shots evocative of an analog age are filled with candor and spontaneity, portraying impromptu moments of heritage in motion and dynamically converging past, present, and future in every frame.
Founded in Florence in 1921, Gucci is one of the world’s leading luxury fashion brands. As the House marks its 100th Anniversary under the Creative Direction of Alessandro Michele, with Marco Bizzarri as President and Chief Executive, Gucci moves forward into the coming decades with an ongoing commitment to redefining luxury, while celebrating the creativity, innovation, and Italian craftsmanship at the core of its values.
Gucci is part of the global luxury group Kering, which manages the development of a series of renowned Maisons in fashion, leather goods, jewelry, and watches.
Louis Vuitton’s Spring in the City capsule collection includes ready-to-wear and a diverse range of coordinating leather goods. The Pre-Fall women’s collection features a variety of accessories, leather goods and footwear in addition to ready-to-wear pieces, and the Run 55 sneaker is a sporty running shoe geared to comfort and style.
LV WOMEN’S SPRING IN THE CITY CAPSULE COLLECTION
Louis Vuitton’s Spring in the City capsule collection includes leather goods that come in a diverse range of colors and styles, many of which are displayed on classic Louis Vuitton silhouettes like the Twist and include traditional branding like the LV Monogram. The apparel in this collection takes on the same color and freshness as the bags. You’ll find classic nautical influences with pops of modernity and color.
LV WOMEN’S PRE-FALL 2022 COLLECTION
The Pre-Fall Women’scollection features a variety of accessories like scarves, leather goods, footwear, and sunglasses and ready-to-wear pieces in bold colorways, with styles for sport, back to school, work, play, and everything in between. This collection also includes an array of swimwear that coincides with the Spring in the City capsule collection.
LV WOMEN’S RUN 55 COLLECTION
The Run 55 sneaker is a sporty model crafted from a combination of technical materials including mesh, rubber and tape, as well as plain and suede calf leather. Geared to comfort, this running shoe features a lining with cushioned inserts and a lifted outsole for optimum bounce. The design incorporates multiple signatures, including a Monogram-canvas lace at the back.
Mirroring the material’s historic origins, GG canvas is reintroduced in a timeless mix of blue and beige for Gucci Love Parade. With a low environmental impact, the canvas has come to the forefront of each collection decade after decade to become a hallmark of the House.
Drawing from the Archive, the classic palette defines a wide array of products for both men and women and is declined on the Leather Goods world and in particular on an extensive selection of Luggage. luggage remains part of the Gucci narrative, even more so in the Love Parade collection as the offering expands to include a variety of materials and functional bags, including roller suitcases and duffles.
The blue GG canvas is revived through a dedicated campaign where the attention is focused entirely on the motif. From the floor to the ceiling, everything featured within the setting is decked out in the signature pattern. The Gucci items blend with the backdrop, just defined by the blue leather trim and the blue-red-blue Web stripe.
The blue GG monogram is featured on luggage and handbags, expanding the men’s and women’s offer as an alternative to the already well-known ebony and beige combination first introduced in 1969.The new color variation, dating back to the early ‘70s, is declined on a selection of styles from the Ophidia line, refreshing the assortment with a contemporary touch: a trolley in different sizes (small, medium and large sizes), a duffle bag (medium, large sizes), a garment bag, two different backpacks, a hobo bag, a shoulder bag and a belt bag. Included as well are a tote in different sizes, a briefcase and a messenger bag. One can find feminine options, completing the handbag collection.
Paired with a blue-red-blue Web, blue leather trim and silver-toned hardware, the new shade is introduced through a selection of styles including the Jackie 1961, the Gucci Horsebit 1955 and the Dionysus. Small Leather Goods for men and women, including wallets, chain wallets, card cases and key cases top off the selection. The new colorway is declined across different shoe styles ranging from dressy to casual. Slide sandals, slippers, slingback pumps, Gucci Jordaan loafers, GG Rython sneakers all present the new blue GG canvas. GG Marmont reversible belts and a selection of hats including a baseball cap and a flat cap round off the offer.
Louis Vuitton’s Men’s and Women’s Pre-Fall 2022 collections remind us of why we admire the luxury fashion house.
The Women’s Pre-Fall 2022 collection showcases an array of accessories platforming bold color stories and ready-to-wear pieces. Whether you’re in search of a scarf, new pair of shoes or sunglasses, Lous Vuitton will have the perfect accessory to add to your luxe collection. Check out some of the stunning new handbags.
Regarding the collection, Abloh explained, “My philosophy is very much informed by the clothes that people actually wear. What I do is an analysis of a generation: what do people buy and why do they wear it? That question naturally creates an equal interest in tradition as it does in changing tradition. But it’s also about challenging myself and exploring different land. That is creative freedom.”
Louis Vuitton Pre-Fall 2022 Men’s Daybreak Capsule Collection
THE OFFICE., an experiential showroom founded by Matthew Chevallard, is launching an exclusive partnership with Memphis Milano as one of its only distributors in the US. In an exhibition called “Unusual Perception,” visitors will expect to see irrational shapes, unique patterns that simulate precious materials, and many other classic stylistic offerings from Memphis Milano furniture designers. From chairs to desks to lighting and shelving pieces, the public is welcome to browse 7 beautiful furniture selections. Among the artists displaying their work is Adam Rabinowitz, Maru Jensen, Eduardo Sarabia, Alyss Estay and Thrush Holmes.
About THE OFFICE
Founded by Matthew Chevallard, a young collector and passionate supporter of the arts, in 2017, THE OFFICE. is in the heart of Miami Design District above OTL Café. This experiential gallery celebrates an extensive portfolio of vetted and rising artists such as Adam Rabinowitz, Matt McCormick, Thrush Holmes, Eduardo Sarabia and local Miami artist Jason Seife.
THE OFFICE. gives a twist to the concept of a traditional gallery, bringing in the concept of both fashion and art for guests to enjoy a unique lifestyle experience under one roof. Throughout the calendar year, THE OFFICE. showcases several groups and solo exhibitions open to the public. Its carefully selected artist portfolio provides a blend of regions and techniques to create a tranquil and alluring ambiance.
About Memphis Milano
The first collection of 55 products of the Memphis-Milano brand, under the guidance of Ettore Sottsass and the artistic direction of Barbara Radice, was presented in Milan on September 19, 1981 at the Arc ’74 showroom of Brunella and Mario Godani at number 2 Corso Europa. This was the period of the Salone del Mobile, and more than 2,000 people crowded outside the gallery, blocking the city traffic, for what immediately felt like an epoch-making event. The new language mixed elegance and kitsch, dialoguing with absurd and irrational shapes, using plastic laminates with patterns that simulate precious materials, but most of all it introduced the pleasure of play into the rational language of industrial production: Memphis-Milano quickly conquered public press and attention from all over the world.
Nadir Sourigi: Metonym | April 4 – May 27, Palm Court
This pop-up exhibition of new paintings by Nadir Souirgi challenges human positionality in relation to other animal realms through disorientation, interweaving, and framing. Souirgi’s work ranges from moments of ludic evolutionary force in Pink Light, where the background creates a levity to a scene that could otherwise be interpreted as simply agonizing, to moments of upturned abstraction which upon further examination reveal a code of phantom spaces and faces as in Carnival. The exhibit is presented by Bas Fisher Invitational as part of “Waterproof Miami,” a series of environmentally-informed projects done in collaboration with Bridge Initiative.
Ukrainian Artists: The Memory on Her Face Pt. 2 | April 2 – 25, Laverne Building
Presented by Voloshyn Gallery, The Memory on Her Face. Part 2 is a collective exhibition of Ukrainian artists. Addressing issues of national identity, destruction and renaissance, the exhibition highlights the artists’ take on historical events and processes, interactions between the past and the present, and ideas for the future. The first iteration of this exhibition, The Memory on Her Face, was presented in Miami between February 5–March 28, 2022. After the Russian Federation invaded Ukraine on February 24, the exhibition project gained new relevance. Documenting the events that unfolded in Ukraine over the last 8 years, the works in the show trace the physical
destruction and collective anguish caused by unfathomable events that demand global attention.
Amani Lewis | Baltimore’s Finest: Mr. Girlyoucrazy and Dev
Amani Lewis, known exclusively for canvas work, unveiled their first-ever mural in The Miami Design District‘s Jade Alley. Being a Black and nonbinary artist, Amani Lewis creates works of art with the mission to move and inform. They pull from their personal adversity and social and creative circles to make stunning portraits that point out prevailing narratives and societal misconceptions.
In the mural, Amani constructed a double portrait highlighting a creative couple from their hometown of Baltimore. Spanning a massive 40ft x 12ft, the mural depicts musician Mr. GirlYouCrazy and fashion stylist Devrene in tender embrace.
Fainzilber | Melin Windows
This window installation comprises three photographic series: Somewear, 2014; Wild Flowers, 2016; and The Cookbook, 2019) by New York-based Argentinian photographer Lucía Fainzilber. Arranged in the Melin Building windows, these highly stylized visual compositions trigger an enhanced sensorial perception through a deliberate manipulation of the artist’s preferred subjects: fabrics, food, and color. As an immigrant female artist working in New York City, the experiences of cultural and gender difference inform Fainzilber’s approach to photography, and distinguish her idiosyncratic body of work.
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