Art and men’s fashion get their due in Miami this November.
Moroccan MoxieEver since debuting in the Design District in late 2019, Tighemi won women over with its lush and exquisitely made caftans, gandoura dresses and other souk-chic items. Now the shop is adding some masculine flair to its inventory with a new collection for men. “The line developed from conversations we have had with our diverse clientele, which revealed that there was a demand for such a collection,” says Lauren Walsh, who owns the store with her mother, Lisa. Garments include rich velvet jackets, crisp linen shirts and long tunic coats in raw silk, all ethically made in Marrakech. Anticipated big sellers as we head into the cooler months include the velvet smoking jacket in navy or burgundy. “Pair it with jeans and a T-shirt for a polished yet relaxed look or slacks and one of our dress shirts for a formal evening,” adds Walsh. “Another quintessential piece is our white linen shirt. With a relaxed fit and subtle embroidery details at the collar and cuff, it’s perfect for lunch on the beach.” 140 NE 39th St., Miami, 786.536.7005, tighemi.com
The Art of Retail Like all good artists, local Carlos Betancourt is always looking to evolve and improve. And that’s just what the creative is doing these days with the launch of his reimagined website, carlosbetancourt.com, which now includes his new online art store CB Pelican – The Shop. Within the digital store, one can find a selection of publications, as well as signed and numbered prints of some of his most intriguing artworks, including ones from the series Altars for Amor y Salud, a number of ephemeral installations he created during the initial lockdown of the COVID-19 pandemic. Also available are posters, scarves and candles reminiscent of Betancourt’s signature colorful aesthetic. “Objects and the memory embedded in them are a huge force of my artist statement, and I’ve been playing remorselessly with them for a long time,” says Betancourt. “It was only natural to share them with others outside the gallery realm, and an online shop is a superb modern vehicle to do so.”