Faena Bazaar made its official debut during Miami Art Week, humming as a central hive that connects guests with vibrant artists and emerging designers.
The hotly-anticipated, OMA-designed Faena Bazaar swung open its doors on December 2. Guests can now uncover four floors of exclusive collections from top names in fashion, discover emerging designers and shop vintage curiosities in this modern twist on an old-world souk.
A glamorous Musical Muses event from Argentine designer Carolina K marked the grand opening. DJ Mia Moretti and violinist Margot of Club Soda, who laid an eclectic tonal vibe for the event, are part of a cadre iconic women, alongside Nina Simone, Bjørk, and Joni Mitchell, that have inspired the designer’s latest collection featuring fringe alpaca jackets, velvet duster coats, and her favorite, an Afghan-inspired empire-waist dress inspired by her lastest trip to Morocco.
At the Casa Culture series presented by D’Usse, Jerome Lamaar sketched guests with staccato penciled strokes as a panel of artists and creatives, including Mickalene Thomas and Mauro Porcini, discussed their projects and processes in a salon-style chat, exchanging thoughts on society, social media and the intersection of art and culture.
In the Bazaar courtyard, Felder & Felder led a solution-driven conversation focused on the importance of sustainability in fashion. Art’s accessibility was the goalpost for Donald Robertson, a suburban dad hailed as the “Andy Warhol of Instagram,” who live painted in the company of his son and debuted his Killah Cereal series. Lifestyle brand, Morphew, catered to vintage lovers with a special exhibition and sale of Gianni Versace’s Miami collection featuring a range of ‘90s pieces from bathing suits and silk blouses to metal mesh gowns, as well as iconic dresses from his pop art and punk collections.
Beyond Art Week, Faena Bazaar’s evolving spaces will showcase inclusive hands-on workshops from floral arrangement and bonsai creation, to kid-friendly activities like painting family crests and guided meditations.
A blank canvas for founder Alan Faena, Faena Bazaar is quickly grabbing the attention of shoppers and style-savvy press worldwide. “The exterior is clean, art deco white – but that’s where the simplicity ends,” noted Vogue. “Once you’re inside, like Dorthy entering Oz, everything becomes color.”
Lauded as a “must see” by Elle Décor’s Editor in Chief, Whitney Robinson, Faena Bazaar houses treasures in art and fashion abound in rotating high-concept boutiques, curated exhibitions and designer pop-ups—each aspect giving life to a fresh, sensory experience.
10 am to 8 pm (Monday – Saturday) / 11 am to 6 pm (Sunday)
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