Tod’s has designs on Miami’s Design District for its latest retail outpost. The New York design firm Bonetti & Kozerski created the brand’s second Miami location as a contemporary space to house not only fashion but art. The store has polished concrete floors and walls that are movable, folding trunk doors that transform the space easily from shop to art gallery. A 60-foot wall can also be used as a projection screen. Other features of the design include gray marble and mirrors along the main corridor with dark wood shelving and steel accents on modern furniture.
The store hopes to open its first exhibit in the Design District space in mid-January. To celebrate the new store, the brand is launching a Double T bag unique to the Miami market. Fashioned from Ayers water snake in a bright tropical orange and blue color, the bag will retail for $2,425. The store will also carry the style in pink, light blue and yellow leather perfect for the balmy climate. Also exclusive to the store will be limited editions of the men’s classic style sneakers and women’s Gommino loafers.
The brand has been gravitating toward the art world of late, incorporating the work of artists such as Vanessa Beecroft, Jean Paul Goude and Dante Ferretti into its creative direction. Beecroft staged a special performance at the spring 2017 women’s show in Milan while Academy Award production designer Ferretti designed the current holiday windows. Last April, the brand sponsored the “So Far So Goude” exhibit on the work of Jean Paul Goude at Milan’s Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea.