Balenciaga and Dolce & Gabbana have has announced the opening of their new Miami stores located in the fast growing Miami Design District. Both stores are adjacent to eachother, located on the pedestrian Paseo Ponti across from Jade Alley, featuring Daniel Toole's iconic concrete arches. The openings help continue to round out Miami Design Districts link between Palm Court and Paradise Plaza with a classic, pedestrian shopping street lined with some of the world's finest retailers. Miami Design District is being led by developer Craig Robins and the next stage will feature the opening of 10 new restaurants including Ember and Kaido (restaurant by Chef Brad Kilgore), St. Roch Market (food hall), L’Atelier by Joël Robuchon (fine dining), Le Sushi by Joël Robuchon (Japanese), Le Bar by Joël Robuchon (lounge), Le Boutique by Joël Robuchon (bakery).
The Balenciaga boutique building is designed as a site-specific project, with use of functional solar panels as part of its Façade, a unique feature in the brand’s retail network. The pale blue panels are installed above clear glass windows at street-level, with large-scale luminous BALENCIAGA lettering visible from the street.
The interior and furnishings continue the the industrial yet luxurious design which Demna Gvasalia has created for the Paris flagship stores at Rue Saint-Honoré and Avenue Montaigne. Several elements of a state-of-the-art clothing factory are integrated into the two floor layout, which presents product to customers in a direct and uncomplicated way. Balenciaga is a luxury fashion house founded in Spain by Cristóbal Balenciaga in 1919.
DOLCE & GABBANA
Dolce & Gabbana has added Miami Design District to their list of boutiques located in some of the world's finest shopping destinations. As with all of their locations, the MDD location was designed after Teatro alla Scala in Milan. The style cues of La Scala are found throughout the store including the glass and stone façade to the elegant interior which fuses old with new. Details include a selection of stone busts and statues, Baroque mirrors and counters, walnut furniture as well as gold and velvet finishes with clothing is displayed as a art. Dolce & Gabbana was founded in 1985 in Milan. The group is led by Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, and is one of the leading international groups in the luxury goods sector.