Nike finally revealed its two-story, 31,000-square-foot concept store on Lincoln Road. It follows Nike Soho, which introduced the brand’s new interactive direction that blends its digital and brick-and-mortar platforms. The façade’s brise-soleil cast with waffle iron and Nike Windrunner patterns takes after the Miami Design District’s splashy architecture more than its Art Deco surroundings. Exterior terrazzo panels play up the retro Latin American locale, while Jessy Nite’s exclusive, multi-media installation of colorful, film-coated tiles references the local art scene. Trial Zones for basketball, running and soccer invite customers to try out footwear while shooting hoops, performing drills and hitting the treadmill. Like Apple’s Genius Bar, certified experts offer consultations through the 1:1 program. The men’s shoe wall alone features 100 styles, but the HyperAdapt 1.0 requires an appointment.
DINNER & DÉCOR
Design on a Dime, Housing Works’ charity dinner and pop-up showroom with dazzling vignettes by 30 designers, returns to the Miami Design District from February 4-5. Honorary chairs Andy Cohen and Venus Williams will join founding chair and interior designer James Huniford at Saturday’s soirée to fight homelessness and AIDS through advocacy and a multitude of services. The event originated in Manhattan before expanding to Miami and Brooklyn. Donated merchandise, including furniture, accessories and art, is available at 50-80 percent discounts to raise funds for the nonprofit. Brown Davis Interiors, Deborah Wecselman Design and Mike Stake Studio are among participating firms. Purchase tickets for the preview and chairman’s dinner here.
Long a linchpin of department stores and upscale boutiques, women’s wear label Lafayette 148 is striking out on its own regarding retail. After testing waters in China, the 20-year-old firm is opening freestanding stores in the U.S. So far, stateside locations are limited to New York and Miami, including a pop-up in Bal Harbour Shops through March, and a permanent store in Brickell City Centre. The latter’s brick loft design emulates the headquarters’ original address in Manhattan, a former garment factory in SoHo. The tropical climate is reflected not only through custom pale décor but the early arrival of resort and spring collections. Known for quality, timeless clothes in European fabrics—and now footwear—it’s a busy woman’s best friend. Personal stylists are available onsite, online and offsite.
BRASS TO GLASS
Fort Lauderdale is flooded with cultural events in February. On Friday night, the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble performs at Parker Playhouse. The band’s seven talented brothers from the south side of Chicago have played with famous musicians like Prince and Snoop Dogg. Miami City Ballet’s Program II comes to the Broward Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday and Sunday. Its four works mix classical and contemporary choreography and music, beginning with Balanchine’s “Serenade” set to Tchaikovsky and concluding with Jerome Robbins’ “Glass Pieces,” mesmerizing hypnotic moves and a Philip Glass score. The Bonnet House Museum & Gardens continues its Young Artist Music Series on February 16 with the Florida Grand Opera. Listen beneath the stars while enjoying complimentary wine and coffee drinks.