Art Basel Miami Beach is a major international art event, attended by galleries and art collectors from all over the world. But there is also a sister fair, Design Miami, and plenty of other concurrent events that incorporate fashion.
We've already told you that Christian Dior is collaborating with German artist Anselm Reyne on a collection of accessories, and there will be a Dior/Reyne pop up store in the Miami Design District, before the items go on sale to the public.
More than ever, fashion designers have a big presence during ABMB, with cocktail parties, exhibitions, etc. Cartier and Bally are among the sponsors. And two major ones have just been announced: Belgian fashion house Maison Martin Margiela will have an off-site exhibtion in the Miami Design Distrcit at 4141 Northeast 2nd Avenue near the Margiela Miami boutique. And the DSquared2 twins from Milan, Dean and Dan Caten, whose flamboyant sexy denim and leather looks are perfect for Miami, will host a cocktail party and dinner with VMan Magazine at the Webster in Miami. ABMB is turning into the biggest American fashion happening outside of New York Fashion Week and the Oscars in L.A.
The Margiela exhibition is called Love, and it will be open to the public from November 29 to December 3, featuring Margiela's Line 13, dedicated to objects and publication, explaining the house's relationship with interiors. A cocktail reception will take place on December 1, and guests will be invited to the boutique where they can look at spring 2012 collections of clothes for men and women. Plus Line 13 will create special objects for the occasion.
DSquared2's event is a part at the Webster restaurant on Friday, December 2, and will celebrate their presence in the Winter 2011 issue of VMAN. Expected are a slew of fashion people, artists and of course, celebs, who are always flocking to Art Basel Miami Beach every year.