MGM Resorts teamed up with Artsy to host the ultimate beach party at the Kimpton Surfcomber Miami South Beach on Thursday evening. Partygoers, including Anita Zabludowicz, David Gryn, Phil America, Dorian Harley, and Noah Horowitz, were wowed by fiery acrobatic acts before dancing late into the night to a performance by G-Eazy. Also featured at the event were sculptures by Chris Schanck, which will remain on display at the hotel until January 1, 2019.
That night, adidas Originals, David Beckham, and British Fashion Council (BFC) presented a celebratory dinner to announce their new collaboration, “Makerlab Presents: Here to Create.” That evening, guests like Beckham, Pharrell Williams, Daniel Arsham, Fat Tony, Caroline Rush, and A$AP Ferg came together at Soho Beach House to commemorate the upcoming project, where they indulged in a Haig Club cocktail reception and a seated meal amidst the twinkling lights of Cecconi’s.
Saturday afternoon, guests like Sarah Bahbah, Kristina Romanova, Valentina Zelyaeva, and Jerome Duran joined Candice Swanepoel in celebration of her swim line, Tropic of C. Kicking off the event, Swiss model and artist Nöemi Manser presented an ethereal live art performance before handing over the stage to DJ Moniki, who performed throughout the afternoon. Attendees enjoyed cocktails and light bites—courtesy of The Miami Beach EDITION—in a relaxed, sandy beach setting.
And on Saturday night, art and music lovers gathered on Virginia Key for the second annual Rakastella. With over 16 hours of immersive audiovisual experiences and music spread over three stage areas, guests enjoyed DJ sets by talents Virgil Abloh, Innervisions duo Âme and Dixon, RY X, Seth Troxler, DJ Harvey, Young Marco, and Apparat. In addition to the work of an in-house arts team, guests also admired dynamic design elements from Panorama Bar designer Robert Grumwald and projection mappings from Sean Was Here.