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DESIGN DISTRICT MAGAZINE

Design District Magazine is the official magazine of the Miami Design District - the global destination for the best in art, design, culture, food and fashion. Each issue covers the latest happenings in the neighborhood including new store and restaurant openings, can’t miss events, exclusive collections available only at Miami Design District, plus interviews with today’s tastemakers and cultural icons. Design District Magazine covers it all, so you are in the know about the neighborhood everyone is talking about.

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Our Winter issue sees two unique and forward-thinking artists covering a double issue. On the Design District side we profile Dior’s Maria Grazia Chiuri, who takes us inside her process and shares how the beauty of Spain inspired her Cruise 2023 collection. We also look to both the past and the present in the issue as we celebrate a decade of innovation with Louis Vuitton’s Objets Nomades collections; welcome London-based Saatchi Yates Gallery to Miami this winter; and speak with architect-designer Germane Barnes about his celebratory new Design District installation. Finally, we take a look at the legacy and evolution behind Balenciaga, from Cristóbal to Demna.

For our Design Miami/ side we are thrilled to speak with artist Daniel Arsham, whose eclectic roster of projects includes everything from building façades to fashion to the NBA. We explore how community and culture influence both art and artist with features on ceramicist Roberto Lugo, New York’s Ippodo Gallery and the partners behind Mexico City-based Ago Projects. Collaborations also take center stage between brand and artist as we look intolimited-edition offerings by Bottega Veneta and Gaetano Pesce, and Kohler before exploring a colorful Miami oasis inspired by its surroundings.

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Josue Thomas, the artist and designer behind Gallery Dept. graces our fall cover. Thomas, who recently relocated to Miami, has an impressive list of projects and collaborations which only continues to grow. Among the many things to look forward to is his upcoming exhibit during art week this December. Elsewhere in the issue we catch up with a few restaurant icons: Mario Carbone takes on our 18 Questions; Anastasia Koutsioukis of Mandolin fame catches us up on her summer travels (Hint: it includes a Greece-based hotel project); and quite a few Michelin stars come to the Design District, crowning it the most-starred neighborhood in Miami. Also joining an already enviable list of neighbors is Ronnie Feig, Kith’s king of collaborations. Get a preview of his soon-to-open flagship (complete with full-service dining) and insight into his fondness for the Magic City. Adding to the magic this issue is Brazilian artist Criola, who brings her thoughtful and colorful vision to the walls of Jungle Plaza with her first major mural in the U.S. Over in the Design Miami/ section we go international, with a crash course in Brazilian design thanks to R & Company’s latest exhibition and a trip to Belgium for a conversation with Gokelaere & Robinson’s Stanislas Gokelaere, before going truly worldwide to meet the duo behind the ever-expanding Carpenter’s Workshop Gallery. All this and much more in our Fall issue.

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Our cover star is architect and designer Peter Marino who is noted nearly as much for his iconoclastic personal style as for his list of corporate and individual clients. On the list is the storied house of Chanel who has commissioned Marino for over 200 projects, including the recently opened Miami Design District boutique. Another exciting store opening on the horizon is Zimmerman –the luxury Australian label famous for their Boho-chic dresses and swimwear. Founder Nicky Zimmerman tells us how her hometown of Sydney influences each collection and why it continues to be her number one place to be. This issue also celebrates all things denim including Mike Amiri’s custom made jeans. Pop into the MDD store and check out the hand distressed and embellished pieces plus the brand’s first standalone womenswear collection. L.A. brand RE/DONE gives jeans a second-life along with t shirts, sweats and eventually cars. The California cool label puts sustainability front and center without sacrificing an ounce of style. We round out the issue with art and design including a profile on Rosa and Carlos de la Cruz who celebrate the 20-year anniversary of the de la Cruz Collection and discuss their role as leaders and supporters of Miami’s art community. Our Design Miami/ section is packed with inspiring figures bound to pique everyone’s curiosity, from boundary-pushing designer Harry Nuriev to Jolie Ngo who takes ceramics into unchartered territories. All of this and much more is in our spring issue.

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FALL 2021 ISSUE

Two of the most influential women in fashion, Laurie Lynn and Jesse Jo Stark of Chrome Hearts, grace our fall cover. Together, alongside the rest of the Stark family, they have created a venerable empire with their unique, edgy aesthetic applied to everything from leather goods, clothing and fragrance to home decor, yachts and motorcycles. Another female powerhouse featured in this issue is skin guru to the stars, Dr. Barbara Sturm. If you’ve noticed a lot of fresh, glowing faces in the Design District, you can thank Dr. Sturm’s two-story boutique and spa in Palm Court which features her innovative facials and science-backed molecular skincare. Discover the latest brands opening up in the District as well as some of the hottest items from the brands we love like Fendi, Prada and Louis Vuitton. Our dedicated Design Miami/ section features the designers we have our eye on like Ini Archibong and the design galleries developing new talent and fueling the world of great connoisseurship.

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SPRING 2021 ISSUE

This year, all eyes are on Miami – and it’s going to be Major. New York transplants Rich Torrisi, Mario Carbone and Jeff Zalaznick’s Major Food Group is bringing its Michelin-starred magic to two new restaurants opening in the District. We take a closer look at Givenchy whose new Creative Director, Matthew M. Williams embraces the storied brand’s past while catapulting it into the future. Berluti and Hublot collaborate on a unique timepiece that incorporates Berluti’s signature brown patinated leather with Hublot’s technical prowess in a special edition of the Big Bang Unico. We dedicate a section to Design Miami/ which is now open 365 days a year online. We visit the homes, studios and practices of some of the hottest designers like Rogan Gregory and Misha Kahn who are doing things their way and creating collectible pieces that delight and inspire. Let this issue be your guide on everything from dressing for your next outdoor adventure to the most creative cocktails in town to can’t miss exhibits and pop-ups at MDD.

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WINTER 2021 ISSUE

Welcome to our first flip-cover issue where the Design District shares the spotlight with Design Miami/. Regardless of which half you dive into first, the cover subjects are leading us forward into a richer, more honest and imaginative future.

Design District Magazine’s cover captures the collaborative spirit between artist Tschabalala Self whose work examines black female identity and streetwear guru-cum-cultural advocate Angelo Baque. The latter’s Awake brand is about to do the ultimate drop with a t-shirt collab with Self, available exclusively at Design Miami/. Deeper into the issue, we explore the latest public art and exhibitions, the new Alexander McQueen flagship + Michelin-starred Korean steak house COTE.

Turn it over, and you’ll find Design Miami/ cover subject Katie Stout. Brilliant and unflinchingly original in her work, Stout designs functional objects that challenge feminist tropes head-on without shying away from color or playfulness. Get a look at the fair’s inaugural Podium exhibit titled America(s) and to the gallerists and interior designers who create homes around collectible design, art and antiques.

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THE LUXE ISSUE

Donatella Versace graces the cover of our Luxe Issue—a fitting choice whose iconic looks have walked every red carpet and were worn by JLo at the Superbowl in Miami. We revisit Versace’s deep relationship with the Magic City and how designer Sasha Bikoff reinterpreted Miami 90s glam for a new generation. Another lady making a technicolored splash is Alice + Olivia’s Stacey Bendet who let us into her colorful world. We explore what’s on the horizon for a brand that epitomizes opulence, Baccarat. You may be surprised to hear what they’re up to! Discover these stories and more like what’s on view at Warby Parker, the ultimate in entertaining and what the stars have in store for 2020 with our exclusive horoscopes.

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THE FUTURE ISSUE

Welcome to our future-of-everything issue, focused on creative talents whose ideas are reinventing what we wear, eat, collect and obsess over. Cover star Virgil Abloh defies convention, with a non-linear approach to culture and commerce. Fernando Laposse’s “Pink Beasts” commission for the Miami Design District delights while tackling issues like the environment and indigenous rights. Pauline Brown’s theories on Aesthetic Intelligence help us make sense of our own brand loyalties. And two dozen influential thinkers surprised us by making hopeful predictions about where culture is going. The future is bright, and we hope our latest issue fills you with optimism as we enter a new decade.

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THE JOY ISSUE

The Summer Issue of Design District magazine is an ode to joy. We spend a day with Deshaun Watson—our cover star—and his positive attitude, incredible list of accomplishments and contagious smile will have you grinning too. Our curated collection of fun, fanciful and fabulous objects available in the Design District is sure to spark joy. As is a soothing, house made dish of Italian food at Dal Plin. Or a unique, art-inspired manicure at Vanity Projects. Learn more about the people, places and things in the neighborhood like the stories behind the Fly’s Eye Dome in Palm Court or Miami’s arts incubator, Locust Projects + many, many more.

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THE COLLECTIBLES ISSUE

The spring issue is brimming with things that stand the test of time. Iconic watches. A straight razor shave at the neighborhood barbershop, The Spot. An exquisite meal courtesy of Brad Kilgore, one of Miami’s most innovative chefs. Discover the stories behind the people and the places that make up the Design District.

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The Art & Design Issue

THE ART & DESIGN ISSUE

The Design District Magazine’s Art & Design Issue guides you through everything happening during Art & Design week and throughout the holiday season in the Miami Design District. Superstar Pharrell Williams and impresario David Grutman grace the cover and discuss the magic that went into creating the latest neighborhood hotspot, Swan and Bar Bevy, an ideal venue for a holiday get together. Innovative brands like Fendi who have partnered with Design Miami/ for the past 10 years. Details on the cannot miss art and design exhibits including the holiday commission by the prolific young designer Dozie Kanu or the events happening #atMDD like musical performances by the Miami Symphony Orchestra and Emily Estefan are all packed into this special issue.

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