Diane von Furstenberg launches a jewelry collection, and Cartier expands its boutique in the Miami Design District. That and more in fashion this May and June...
Diane von Furstenberg has launched her first line of fashion jewelry, and like her iconic wrap dress and noteworthy prints, the line encapsulates the designer’s bold sense of style and entrepreneurial spirit. The Knitted Collection pulls inspiration from the fluidity of her ready-to-wear pieces with flowing necklaces and bracelets that are delicate and sexy, while structural cuffs paired with embossed leather in rich colors from beet to turquoise evoke a clean and modern feel. Every piece in the line—a collaboration with Haskell Jewels—makes for the perfect bauble, or like von Furstenberg says, “the perfect spice… it enhances what is already there!” Village of Merrick Park, 358 San Lorenzo Ave., Coral Gables, 305-446-4003
Large slate Whitney handbag, designed by Max Mara and the Renzo Piano Building Workshop, Max Mara ($1,750).
Offering a contrast to the Latin flair that permeates the Magic City, Max Mara’s timeless and refined silhouettes are making their mark on the Design District. The Italian luxury house’s contemporary collection is displayed in a spacious showroom comprised of clean lines and organic materials, like ash-treated oak. Must-haves for the season from the premier label include monochrome neutrals and double-breasted jackets that nod to menswear, and structural accessories like the brand’s new Whitney bag. 106 NE 39th St., 305-770-6200
Just in time for his label’s 10th anniversary, English fashion designer Gareth Pugh has joined forces with Melissa Shoes, which is celebrating its third boutique opening in South Florida, in Aventura. The collaborative effort, Melissa x Gareth Pugh, features pieces from fats to platforms; the store also carries the full Melissa line. Aventura Mall, 19501 Biscayne Blvd., 305-690-7334
Iconic jeweler Cartier has expanded its maison in the Miami Design District to provide a luxurious yet modern setting for all of the house’s jewelry collections, watches, and accessories. Oak archways with hints of gold and a two-story limestone staircase are standouts of the space, which offers a private jewelry viewing room, complete with a library in honor of its legendary creative director Jeanne Toussaint. Miami Design District, 139 NE 39th St., 305-894-2960
PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF DVF ARCHIVE.THOMAS WHITESIDE (VON FURSTENBERG)