Even after Art Basel has packed up for the year, we find ourselves coveting fashion items that display an artistic edge. Here are eight men’s and women’s pieces that are worthy of displaying in a museum — or wearing to one.
1. Cubism by Prada
Picasso surely would have approved of this velvet bag in muted tones, an homage to his Cubism period.
$3,100. Prada at Miami Design District, 180 Northeast 40th Street, Miami; 305-438-2280; prada.com.
2. Cardboard chic by Maison Margiela
The industrial look of corrugated cardboard, the timeless allure of a trench coat, and the glamour of Marlene Dietrich all helped inspire the Haute Couture Margiela Artisanal collection.
Maison Margiela at Miami Design District, 3930 Northeast Second Avenue, Suite 101, Miami; 786-718-1931; maisonmargiela.com.
3. Abstract scarf by Hermès
Bright paint splotches printed on silk lend a modern-art look to the Cheval Surprise Remix scarf.
$395. Hermès at Miami Design District, 163 Northeast 39th Street, Miami; 305-868-0118; hermes.com.
4. Rainbow bracelet by Fendi
The leather Rainbow bracelet with two-tone plexiglass studs resembling Josef Albers’ paintings that paired together colors to accentuate them.
$450. Fendi at Miami Design District, 150 Northeast 40th Street, Miami; 786-655-5400; fendi.com.
5. Print shirt by Dior Homme
A white cotton poplin shirt features a block print of Dan Witz’s Big Mosh Pit, 2007, making the wearer part of the art and the surface it hangs on.
$800. Dior Homme at Miami Design District, 161 Northeast 40th Street, Miami; 305-571-3576; diorhomme.com.
6. Plaid jacket by Etro
The juxtaposition of botanical prints superimposed on plaid fabric results in a dramatically cool jacket that demands closer inspection.
$2,970. Etro at Bal Harbour Shops, 9700 Collins Avenue, Bal Harbour; 305-868-5971; etro.com.
7. Surrealist shades by Gucci
These crystal-studded, cat-eye sunglasses are a playful wink at the avant-garde concoctions that Dalí and his contemporaries wore.
$830. Gucci at Merrick Park, 342 San Lorenzo Avenue, Coral Gables; 305-441-2004; gucci.com.
8. Bird brooch by Tiffany & Co.
A shimmering bird brooch in 18k gold with intricately mounted gemstones is soars in its artistic craftsmanship.
Price upon request. Tiffany & Co. at Miami Design District, 114 Northeast 39th Street, Miami; 305-428-1390; tiffany.com.
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