LOEWE’s recent opening in the Miami Design District is a gift to every shopper’s inner artist, who appreciates how cultural value and artistic integrity flow with fashion and style. For its latest artist collaboration, the Spanish luxury brand’s creative director, Jonathan Anderson, sought the distinct palette of master-craftsman and textile designer John Allen. Three of his pastoral motifs – Falling Leaves, Cornish Harbour and Pink House in Cumbria – have been selected as prints for LOEWE totes, duffle bags, scarves and large beach towels; and signature colors such as sand, pomegranate, pinks, and blues have been reproduced on wallets and purses. Allen’s eye for pattern – usually applied to contemporary wall installations and decorative carpets – is uniquely brought to life for the LOEWE fashion house as wearable objets d’art.
When creating a movie, every second counts. From the acting to the editing, timing must be precise in order to get the right cut (and rave reviews.) Now thanks to IWC, the Swiss Luxury watch manufacturer and new resident to the Miami Design District, film makers and film lovers alike will have the opportunity to make perfect time with the launch of the new Portofino Hand-Wound Eight Days Edition “TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL 2015” watch.
The city is talking more than usual this month. An ode to storytelling, and the written and spoken word in all its old school and 21st century tech-friendly mediums, O, Miami is most thoroughly infiltrating South Florida with prose, haikus, pop-ups and spontaneous acts of creativity. From the digital canvas of the InterContinental hotel to the fences of Miami Design District, April has been dog-eared for the O, Miami poetry festival.
In today’s fast-paced, always on-the-go, everything-and-everyone-uses-technology state that we live in, it is hard to believe that a company that exports to over 120 countries on the five continents is still creating every single item by hand from one, yes one, factory in Spain. That company is Lladró, the perfecters of porcelain, and the latest to join the Miami Design District’s esteemed assembly of luxury brands.