Experience Art Basel And Art Miami 2016 With A Fashion-Inspired Exhibition At Mandarin Oriental | Miami
Mandarin Oriental, Miami and ‘profits with a purpose’ brand Diamonds Unleashed by Kara Ross welcome guests to enjoy a special exhibition of wearable art during Art Miami and Art Basel Miami Beach from November 27 to December 4, 2016. The exhibition will be launched with an exclusive event highlighted by fashion, art, food and philanthropy on Thursday, December 1, 2016.
Debuting in the hotel’s lobby, the one-of-a-kind wearable art exhibition celebrates Diamonds Unleashed and its mission to promote and support women’s empowerment. The exhibition will feature interpretations of the iconic All in One Dress by Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) Lifetime Achievement Award Winner Norma Kamali. Emerging and established artists whose talents range from painting, illustration as well as nail and tattoo art, will customize each dress with their artistic interpretation of a diamond in their design. The exhibition will be open to the public.
Participating artists include Mei Kawajiri, Stuart Semple, Julia Heffernan, PJ Linden, Claire Luxton, Georgia Grey, Carly Jean Andrews, Ivan Alifan, Dave Pollot, Kendra Dandy, Damon Lucas, Bradley Theodore, Julia Rich, Ashley Longshore, Alex Grant, Francine Dressler, AM DeBrincat, Serkan Akyol, Mengyao GUO, Amit Greenberg, two students from New York’s Parsons School of Design and the founder of Diamonds Unleashed, Kara Ross.
On Thursday, December 1, 2016, Mandarin Oriental, Miami will host an evening filled with fashion, art, food and philanthropy to launch the Diamonds Unleashed exhibition. Guests will have the opportunity to experience a live installation in which models will be wearing the bespoke dresses. A special menu inspired by the fashionable art will be presented by Azul Chef de Cuisine Benjamin Murray and La Mar Executive Chef Diego Oka. The customized dresses will be auctioned with proceeds donated to Diamonds Unleashed’s non-profit partners in support of women’s education.
About Diamonds Unleashed:
Diamonds Unleashed is a “profits with a purpose” brand founded by world-renowned jewelry designer Kara Ross to promote and support women’s empowerment. Ross believes that women are like diamonds; beautiful, strong, multifaceted and brilliant. Through Diamonds Unleashed, Ross is provoking meaningful action for the causes of women, disrupting the status quo and exploring ways to design the future of women’s rights.
All Diamonds Unleashed jewelry collections are created exclusively in partnership with CanadaMarkTM, ensuring that all Diamonds Unleashed products are responsibly mined and produced. Through its multiple initiatives and philanthropic platforms, Diamonds Unleashed continues to drive the movement for women’s empowerment.
About Mandarin Oriental, Miami:
Contemporary in design and with a prominent waterfront location, the luxurious Mandarin Oriental, Miami features 326 elegant guest rooms and suites – offering dramatic views of the bay and the Miami skyline. Amenities include two high-energy restaurants, M-Bar – a dynamic cocktail lounge and martini bar, an award-winning tri-level spa, Oasis Beach Club, the luxury boutique Shanghai Tang and extensive meeting and business facilities.
About Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group:
Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group is the award-winning owner and operator of some of the world’s most luxurious hotels, resorts, and residences. Having grown from its Asian roots into a global brand, the Group now operates 29 hotels and eight residences in 19 countries and territories, with each property reflecting the Group’s oriental heritage and unique sense of place. Mandarin Oriental has a strong pipeline of hotels and residences under development, with the next hotel opening planned in Doha.