Morphew will present an exhibition called, “Which Comes First, the Art or the Fashion”, at AQUA Art Miami between December 6th and 10th where they will display some of history’s most avant-garde fashion items including Jean Charles de Castelbajac’s Teddy Bear jacket, Gianni Versace’s Warhol, Marilyn and James Dean dress, and a Keith Haring Stephen Sprouse denim suit, at a ‘shoppable’ installation dedicated to and inspired by Keith Haring and his Pop Shop.
Symrise Perfumer Maurice Roucel has created a fragrance espressly for the event, simply called Morphew. The top notes are sparkling mandarin, liquid lotus, gin berry Mid: Lush lily of the valley, pink peony, queen of the night jasmine Dry: sleek blond woods, purple vanilla orchid, and white patchouli.
Fashion and art always have been collaborators, and to this end, Morphew has curated an art gallery store to showcase the ways in which these two worlds coexist through offering the most avant-garde 20th century designers and artists of luxury vintage fashion.
The space will be themed around an installation dedicated to Keith Haring and his Pop Shop, and feature a philanthropic collaboration with Kara Ross and UNLEASHED – as a global social impact brand that provides women the opportunity to break the poverty cycle through education and job creation. Three original works created by women from Bareilly, India who are exerts in the art of hand beading have been incorporated into Morphew’s luxury fashion designs and will be available for purchase with proceeds donated back the women through Unleashed.
They will also showcase an original design of theirs made with antique fabrics at UNLEASHED’s Art Miami booth, as part of their partnership with the brand.
Morphew is an inspirational lifestyle brand steeped in rich historical concepts that sources the greatest pieces of fashion’s past from around the globe. Parent company of fashion consulting business Paradox, they service the world’s most celebrated designers. As Paradox began to define and shape the collections of top fashion houses, it became a coveted source for one-of-a-kind fashion pieces. Designers began sharing their finds with trendsetting musicians, actors and artists, and in 2013 Morphew officially opened its doors to the public. Today Morphew is a premiere source for designers, collectors, editors and stylists for the rarest pieces of fashion’s past all sourced with an eye towards modern trends.
Aqua Art Miami has become the premier destination for prominent collectors and art aficionados to procure works by young, emerging and mid-career artists. Throughout the years, Aqua Art Miami has continued to solidify itself as a completely unique fair, consistently staying true to its signature relaxed yet energetic vibe. Held at a classic South Beach hotel with spacious exhibition rooms that open onto a breezy, intimate courtyard – has become a favorite gathering spot for collectors, curators and art lovers.