Spring Shopping at The Webster
April 08, 2013 | Style & Beauty
Pollock-splattered sneaker, Maison Martin Margiela ($530)
Always a treasure trove for standout garments from leading designers, The Webster kicks off spring with vibrant, colorful accessories that liven up any ensemble. “Bright colors and color-blocking were all over the recent runways,” says Webster owner Laure Hériard Dubreuil. “Strong and daring is the resounding message for spring.” Take, for example, a cherry-red clutch by Tom Ford; its lively hue adds dimension to an otherwise simple ensemble, and its pure croc print feels inherently Miami. Pair the clutch with the rare, haute-couture gold-and- raspberry Valentino dress for a high-fashion look. Also on-trend are statement accessories, like Gerard Tully’s animal-inspired jewelry. Not only are the pieces exceptional in their own right, but customers can create one-of-a-kind items via a made-to-order service.
Also at The Webster, for men, Balmain’s Spring collection presents an impressive lineup of short-sleeved overcoats, hand-woven jackets, and motorcycle trousers inspired by Miami’s Cuban culture. The garments emulate local surroundings, using raffia to create a texture similar to that of café chairs in Havana. Menswear focuses on an updated structure this season, such as the Valentino white notch-lapel suit the boutique will be carrying straight from the runway. The jacket’s slim fit and relaxed shoulder lend a contemporary relevance to the classic wardrobe staple. “Bright-colored accessories aren’t just for women,” Dubreuil adds, “so don’t be afraid to pair this sleek, monochromatic suit with Maison Martin Margiela’s Pollock paint-splattered sneakers. They’ll lend your look an unexpected, cool-boy flair.” The Webster, 1220 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-674-7899
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