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9 posts tagged "Art Basel"

Eddie Borgo Brings the Bling to Basel

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Eddie Borgo x The Webster

“There’s this sort of mad dash to go from one event to the other,” said Eddie Borgo of Art Basel in Miami Beach. “But that’s not really my style.” What is his beat, however, is splitting his time between the art scene and the street—a testament to his high/low sensibility that’s sure to translate to his Basel capsule collection for The Webster. The range, which debuts exclusively here, will launch on December 4—Basel, day one, naturally.

“The pieces that we ended up rethinking for the collaboration are things that Laure [Heriard Dubreuil, The Webster's owner] wears, or would wear,” said Borgo. And while he’s built a name on selling geometric baubles at relatively accessible price points, this lineup delivers a bit more of a glitzy kick: Each item is plated in “blonde” gold and handset with smoked pavé crystals. “The choker has something like three thousand or thirty-five hundred of them,” he said.

As for how to weather the Basel storm, Borgo offered a few pointers: “I like to keep it a little bit casual. I’ll go to Soho Beach House and have lunch at Cecconi’s. But then, I’ll go down to Fifth Street to eat Haitian food, or over to West Avenue—there’re lots of cool little restaurants. It’s got more of a local scene.” To kill time, he suggests “visiting the home stores in the Design District,” a revitalized grid just north of Miami proper’s Midtown area (and where LVMH has relocated many of its outposts from nearby Bal Harbour). But the key to a successful Basel outing? “Know where you’re going.”

Eddie Borgo x The Webster ranges from $350 to $1,250.

Colette and Alchemist’s Art Basel Time Warp

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Colette Art Basel

During December’s Art Basel Miami, local retailer Alchemist is partnering with Parisian concept store Colette for a one-week-only “Art Drive-Thru,” offering exclusive pieces from some of the creative industry’s biggest names (we imagine Zaha Hadid wouldn’t create custom product for just anyone). The fifties malt shop-inspired pop-up, located in the zigzaggy Herzog & de Meuron—designed parking garage at 1111 Lincoln Road, will offer such souvenirs as Kenzo x Toilet Paper iPhone cases, a Luis Morais “Survival Kit” (containing one of the jeweler’s signature beaded bracelets, as well as condoms, lighters, and mints), custom roller skates from Chrome Hearts (for the “waitress” salesgirls), scarves from Ai WeiWei, and a uniquely structural-looking candle from Hadid. “It can be used as a vase after the wax has been melted away,” said the architect.

“The collaboration was born out of a mutual respect for what we both do in retail, and an urge to do something out of the box,” explained Alchemist founders Erika and Roma Cohen. Colette’s Sarah Andelman made sure to note that longtime fashion “friends,” including Maison Kitsuné and Julien David, will also be in the mix. “We used to do parties with Le Baron,” she said. “But now we’re too old to dance all night long, so we’re opting to give an incredible shopping experience, open just for the week, 24/7.” Though it is Art Basel, after all, so hopefully she and the Cohens will find time for a little bit of partying along the way.

Colette Art Drive-Thru At Alchemist will be open from December 2-8, 2013, at 1111 Lincoln Road. For inquiries in advance, contact Alchemist.

Photos: Courtesy of Colette x Alchemist; Courtesy JOYA and Zaha Hadid

On Our Radar: Louis Vuitton’s Objets Nomades

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The fair hasn’t officially started, but even so, in Miami, Art Basel is now well under way. You’ll be hearing a lot about it; you’ll be seeing a lot about it (if you’d like to hear and see a lot of it through our eyes, visit our just-launched Art Basel updates section). And if you’re a certain kind of jet-setter—the kind who’s already got their Out of Office on and their credit limit extended—you’ll be shopping a lot about it. For this, Louis Vuitton there’s Louis Vuitton’s temporary space in Miami’s Design District, where you’ll find Objets Nomades, a collection of home goods for sale and special order by emerging and established designers. (A few are prototype-only.) The Campana Brothers, Patricia Urquiola, and Atelier Oï are among some of the names, but our pick for buy of the 16-piece lot is the lamp by Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby (they of the award-winning London Olympic torch), with LV leather straps and a $3,350 price tag. After the Miami shop closes post-fair, the collection will head to the Travel Rooms of select Vuitton boutiques worldwide.

Photo: Courtesy of Louis Vuitton

Christian Louboutin’s Sole Gets An Exhibition, Marc Jacobs’ Bizarre Resort Video, Heidi Klum’s Hosting Two Halloween Parties This Year, And More…

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In March, you will be able to step into Christian Louboutin’s shoes in a whole new way. The Design Museum in the U.K. has paid tribute to the designer’s 20-year career with a retrospective exhibit “exploring how he has managed to transform shoe design and offering insight into his creative process.” [Vogue U.K.]

What better way to advertise Marc Jacobs’ Resort 2012 collection than with a video featuring a husky guy, vacuuming on a bed, wearing the flowery embroidery dress from the collection? Exactly. [YouTube]

Heidi Klum is known for her epic Halloween parties and this year she’s hosting two of them. Klum will start the night at Tao in Vegas and then finish the festivities at the Dream Downtown. More importantly, what will she be dressed as? [Page Six]

Christian Dior has collaborated with German artist Anselm Reyle on a new line of accessories. The colorful handbags don’t arrive in stores until January 9, but they will be on display at a Dior pop-up shop during Art Basel in Miami. [WWD]

Photo: Courtesy Photo

Basel Style: The High-Low And The Old-New

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We could easily go without ever again hearing about someone’s style ethos being a mix of high and low with some vintage tossed in. But the fact remains—that is the most basic formula for a stylish ensemble. It certainly holds true for the cute looks that Linlee Allen scouted on the streets of South Beach in our second and final installment of Basel Style.

1. Name: Nina Clemente
Occupation: Personal chef, cooking show hostess
Wearing: Dolce & Gabbana dress; vintage hat, necklace, and belt from Rose Bowl Flea Market; Broadway shoes; Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche bag (a gift from Stefano Pilati in exchange for her culinary skills)
Attending Art Basel Miami Beach for: A Saturday afternoon around the South Beach area
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