Design Miami and Art Basel: Fashion Must Haves

The worlds of design, art, fashion, and architecture will come together in one magnificent city this December. Design Miami and Art Basel will be held in Miami. The shows open on December 7th, 2018. Miami Art Week is jam-packed with gallery exhibits, innumerable soirees, and fashionably attired attendees.

Design Miami is the global forum for design. The most influential collectors, gallery owners, designers, curators, and critics from around the world come together to celebrate the culture and commerce of design. Museum quality exhibitions of twentieth and twenty-first-century furniture, lighting, and art are on display.

The event is held alongside the Art Basel Fair in Miami each December. Art Basel will host 268 galleries, which includes 29 new exhibitors. This five-day long art fair attracts a large international audience. Galleries and artists present and sell their work to eager buyers at this prestigious event.

What does one wear to Design Miami and Art Basel? Here are some Art Basel fashion must-haves for those who plan to attend this exciting week filled with art and culture.



Fendi dress Design Miami and Art Basel: Fashion Must Haves
Photo Courtesy of Fendi


The Italian House of Fendi is one of the most successful fashion names to crossover to design. Fendi will be in attendance at Miami Art Week, as a sponsor to Design Vertigo at Design Miami. Fendi has been supporting the arts for many decades, so it makes it an obvious choice to wear to this event.

This black jersey dress is a new arrival to the Fendi collection and perfect for Design Miami and Art Basel. This streetwear-inspired look is both casual and elegant at the same time. The off-the-shoulder midi dress has long sleeves, perfect for December days. The fitted dress has a central slit at the back. It is made with black piqué jersey. The silhouette features the Fendi Mania motif on the neckline and on the sides. The dress sells for $1,980.



Gucci dress Design Miami and Art Basel: Fashion Must Haves
Photo Courtesy of Gucci


Gucci opened a boutique in the Miami Design District last December, just ahead of Art Basel Miami. The 4,700 square feet store is located at 139 NE 41st Street. Conceived by director Alessandro Michele, the boutique carries Gucci’s men’s and women’s ready-to-wear collections, handbags, shoes, jewelry, accessories, and Gucci Décor line. Why not drop into this newer store ahead of Miami Art Week and purchase something new to wear?

This tweed sheath dress with a bow is new this week to the Gucci collection. The ivory, pink, and light blue check tweed is a feminine and fun look. The grosgrain bow with a rose brooch at the center adds an unexpected touch to this updated classic look. Buy this tweed dress at Gucci for $3,980 then wear it at Design Miami and Art Basel.

Louis Vuitton


Louis Vuitton Dress Design Miami and Art Basel: Fashion Must Haves
Photo Courtesy of Vuitton


Louis Vuitton had a much talked about exhibit at last year’s show. The Objetes Nomades collection at Design Miami 2017 was very well received. Louis Vuitton Objets Nomades collection was launched in 2012. The limited edition furniture is created by renowned designers. The pieces are inspired by the House’s historic Art of Travel.

The Day Ruffle Dress from Louis Vuitton’s fall and winter 2018 ready-to-wear collection is one of many fine options to don at Miami Art Week. This silk crepe dress combines Casanova and Faded Casanova prints for a throwback to the 18th century, which is a major theme of this collection. The gathered waist has a faux leather tie in back. This lovely dress sells for $4,250.

Which of these fantastic Art Basel fashion must-haves catches your fancy? What will you be wearing to Design Miami and Art Basel this December? While you are in Miami, be sure to visit one of the world’s best hydrotherapy spas while you are there. You will not regret it!

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