What better way to celebrate a store opening than in conjunction with one of the world’s premier art shows? Miami based luxury lifestyle brand Del Toro did just that by opening their first brick and mortar store this week during the annual Art Basel event. The exhibition included highest-quality artwork, installations, and limited-edition kicks. Celebrating their first official boutique, Del Toro showcased an exclusive installation featuring local and international artists. Collections of men’s and women’s styles were also showcased during the companies 2nd annual Art Basel party.
The Wynwood Building is a one-of-a-kind office and retail building housing Miami’s most creative and inspiring community. To fill the boutique and detail their luxury product Del Toro commissioned over thirty local and international artists including Alec Monopoly, Curtis Kulig, Gabriel Gimenez, Greg Mike, Haccula, and Stash, to express their aesthetic on signature Del Toro profiles. Each shoe offered an original design and yielded some rad wearable art memoirs. Some notable pieces included slippers constructed into model pirate ships, Jackson Pollock inspired splatter paint, and street art influenced caricatures. Street artist Alec Monopoly set fire to Miami, displaying his work through the iconic board game character, the Monopoly man, and added it on his shoe design. Del Toro Founder, Matthew Chevallard said it best, these designs really do “cater to grown up sneaker heads.”
Chevallard has an exciting aptitude for fusing art with fashion. “I was excited for our second annual Art Basel event as we celebrated the launch of our new boutique in The Wynwood Building. I always appreciate the various aesthetics each artist brings to our classic silhouettes and I am thrilled to showcase this installation at our new location. Wynwood is filled with amazing art from talented local artists and I am happy to be a part of the Wynwood community.”
Among those in attendance were: Justin Doss, Ronnie Fieg, William Yan, Chiun Kai Shih, Alec Monopoly, Callyann Barnett, Rachel Johnson, Hacula, and Grungy Gentleman’s own Jace Lipstein. The new boutique is only the beginning for the progression of Chevallard and Del Toro. From the artwork scanning the walls of the shop, to the incredibly unique materials intertwined on every shoe, Del Toro has made something unequivocally their own. Shoes are often a great focal point for a man, “they set you apart” says Matthew Chevallard, and we couldn’t agree more.
During the grand opening event guests admired diverse artistic installations as they shopped the latest styles from Del Toro. Vodka + Perrier® Sparkling Natural Mineral Water cocktails were sipped as guests enjoyed hors d’oeuvres from local restaurant Eating House and sounds by DJ Brett Beats. Invitees also toasted to Del Toro with Perrier Jouët Champagne provided by Southern Wine and Spirits of South Florida.
Abstrk, Alec Monopoly, Army of One, Atomik, B Funk, Bad Panda, Baghead, Beks – Kevin Espeche, Carmelo Blandino, Choose Your Peace, Cristina Isabel (Sancrisabel), Curtis Kulig, David Maddy, Diana Contreras, Dianaya, Dorandy Mercado, Dre – Andres Roquete, En Masse – Jason Botkin, En Masse – Fred Caron, Erum_1, Gabriel Gimenez (GG), Greg Gayle, Greg Mike, Haccula, Hoxxoh, Hebru Brantley, Ivan Roque, Jorge-Miguel Rodriguez, Jose Mertz, La Pandilla, Luis Berros, Matthew Herget, Marcelo Ibanez, Melissa Del Pinto, Miss Reds, Miss Sands (Sand One), Omen, Raul Flores, Stash, Take Your Pills, Txemy, Vanshun Brown, and 305 Kid
Del Toro Boutique: 2750 NW 3rd Avenue, Suite 22, Miami, FL 33127
(Monday – Friday 10am to 6pm, Saturday 11am to 7pm)