The Edit by Brett Graff
Instillations, livestreams and Louis Vuitton.
Louis Vuitton Men’s Temporary Residency
The Miami Design District was alive with Louis Vuitton – and will be until January – as the Louis Vuitton Men’s Temporary Residency made up of enormous shipping crates and colorful balloon displays wearing the infamous logo is sprawling throughout Jungle Plaza. The multi-faceted instillation is debuting the men’s collection for spring-summer 2021, which is showcased within the lively universe of The Adventures of Zoooom with Friends, a fantastical crew of characters conceptualized by Men’s Artistic Director Virgil Abloh.
First introduced at the 2020 Digital Fashion Week in Paris, the instillation appeared in Shanghai and Tokyo as gigantic balloons and Miami is the first North America stop. Guests at Jungle Plaza will navigate an engaging outdoor environment featuring the Zoooomies’ larger-than-life balloon figures positioned amongst their bespoke shipping containers, alongside delightfully irreverent sculptures. Quick Response codes displayed on the containers will activate via SnapChat so guests can interact with the Zoooomies’ animated incarnations, while generating their own unique and shareable content.
The collection, meanwhile, is founded in four methods of upcycling: new looks made from recycled material, looks repeated from the Fall-Winter 2020 collection, looks freely created by the studio during the lockdown using recycled material, and new looks created from existing ideas. The Temporary Residency will offer clients the opportunity to pre-order the designs in advance of the launch in Louis Vuitton stores worldwide. Louis Vuitton Men’s Temporary Residency at Miami Design District
Nicky Jam Performs Private Concert at Bardot Live
Reggaeton superstar and Grammy-winner Nicky Jam performed a livestream concert at Bardot Live in Wynwood. The handful of invited guests were Covid-tested at the door and spread apart, wearing masks, inside the venue. The intimate performance –which was live streamed worldwide on the GlobalStreamNow App — featured many of his chart-topping hits in front of just two rows of mostly gorgeous women in the front and a row of seats on either side of the theater.
Bardot Live is a live entertainment venue and creative space in Miami’s Wynwood Art district, founded on the mission of transforming the way people experience and create music. They have partnered up with GlobalStreamNow, a leader in the Live Streaming Industry to bring this concert to your Mobile Phones, Tablets and Desktops. The idea for this livestream series of concerts was conceptualized by power-couple Yunexy Eloy, Managing Partner at Bardot and Maureen Kragt, Marketing and Communications director for the Influencer Awards held in Monaco every year
Fine Collectors at F.P. Journe
Barnes Realty and the NovelaWatch Collectors Club hosted an intimate evening at F.P. Journe for Champagne, Petrossian caviar and perhaps most extravagantly, the unveiling of the Astronomic Souveraine watch costing $1 million, as only four were produced this year. The small but swanky soiree was attended by Heidi Barnes, Pierre Lacharlotte, Mehdi Mejjati, Daniel Novel, Martha Valdes-Fauli, Alix Watine Boucard, Paula Lyons and Gregoire Vogelsang, founder of Cube Art Fair – a way for artists to share their works by displaying them on more than 50 billboards located throughout Miami and in the heart of the new Miami World Center.
Leku at Rubell Museum
Opening in July but buzzing during Art Week, Leku is the restaurant bringing the flavors of the Basque region to Miami. Sharing space with the Rubell Museum in Allapatta, the restaurant is offering fare so tasteful it’s fitting for those appreciating either culinary and curated art. Open for lunch and dinner, it’s alfresco dining throughout as even past the garden and patio, the crisp, modern indoor bar and indoor seating benefits from the breeze when the are walls opened up. During Art Week, Mera Rubell was visiting tables full of friends, owner and the famed foodie Terry Zarikian was onsite and SocialMiami contributor Claudia Potamkin was there dining with editor Brett Graff.
The menu created by Chef Mikel Goikolea, a member of the ownership team, is from Basque Spain and lists dishes made with seasonal ingredients. There’s also an impressive wine list and a collection of creative and classic cocktails. Click here to read more about Leku.
Brett Graff is SocialMiami.com’s managing editor and has been a journalist covering money, people and power for over 20 years. Graff contributes to national media outlets including Reuters, Glamour, Harper’s Bazaar, Maxim, and the PBS show, Nightly Business Report. A former U.S. government economist, her nationally syndicated column The Home Economist is first published in The Miami Herald and then on the Tribune Content Agency, where it’s available to over 400 publications nationwide. She is broadcast weekly on two iHeartRadio news shows and is the author of “Not Buying It: Stop Overspending & Start Raising Happier, Healthier, More Successful Kids,” a parenting guide for people who might be tempted to buy their children the very obstacles they’re trying to avoid.