November 29, Miami Design District -
After spending roughly 40 minutes trying to park my car, I dashed across Miami ave, barely escaping the wrath of an impatient Tesla.
(I'm walkin' here!)
A line of luxury sedans, UBER, along with a few black suv's, line the streets of the Design District's 40th Street as they wait for valet. "It's Art Basel Ya'll!" I laughed on Snap chat, Tuesday Night. A week filled with art, music, and culture, crammed into what may seem to be complete madness. Between the rich folks who show up for the occasional snap shot with the artists, to the parties most of us can't get into, Basel just becomes New York City for 6 days.
However, When I showed up to Margiela's pop up location, I was greeted with attendants in worn lab coats. Although being a luxury brand, the space was filled with a cool urban-esque vibe. It's Like your artsy friend's studio, with silver balls for furniture. I got to meet the man of the hour, Mr. Aaron De La Cruz, and went over his collaboration with the brand.
"Well, It was a really huge painting, cut into little squares, and put into a pocket." he laughed. He designed a limited quantity of the brand's iconic Japanese bags. Each being one of a kind, none designed like the other. He Sprayed bleach to fade out the bag's denim, then blow dried the surface before panting his design to match that of the piece in the pocket.
When it comes to the lab coats however, it's typical of Margiela staying true to its aesthetic by not only lacing it's workers in it's peculiar style, but welcomed those who would appreciate the brand's uncanny designs. Here are a few snap shots of some cool wardrobe choices courtesy of the night's attendees:
The night was "Turnt" by the one and only, Chelsea Leyland. (@ChelseaLeyland) Spinning the hottest jams from 90's hip hop, to MTune's "Juicy Fruit", Chelsea had the whole place lit!
She appreciated my rump shakin' so much, she added the clip to her IG story. Shortly after, we took a selfie. :)