Wynwood's Kabaccha Shoes Launches a Colorful Line of Men's Footwear

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Local shoe designer Del Toro may soon have some stiff competition coming their way. Wynwood's latest addition to the men's shoe industry, Kabaccha Shoes, is right on their ostrich-skinned heels.

"My strategy is to break through the men's market, because I believe that men's fashion is really lacking in color," says Kabeer Arora, founder and owner of the shoe brand.

The brand started a year ago, when Arora saw a deficiency of statement shoes for the dapper gentlemen. Think Mark McNairy meets Prada meets the entire color spectrum. "Everybody makes safe shoes; I want to make 10/10 risky, trendy shoes," Arora adds.

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Ted Baker Crosses the Pond, Opens on Lincoln Road

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Courtes of Ted Baker
Ted Baker's aesthetic is at once buttoned up and cheeky, the ideal wardrobe for someone who understands it's all in the particulars. "I'm a huge fan of Ted Baker because it doesn't lack any flair for hidden details," said the MANnequin Party's Gino Campodonico, a Miami fashion blogger and ambassador to the VIP opening.

Take for example the Twain two-in-one jacket Gino was sporting that evening -- a flip of his lapel revealed a chic plum velvet panel. Or consider the two-piece separates for women, some palm frawns and tropical flowers and others tulle and bejeweled, like the Odella tutu. The unequivocal message is that Ted Baker designs for the person you want to be and the person that you are: put together, yet whimsical and undone.

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Boutique Store Intermix Reopens at Bal Harbour Shops

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Opening up a new designer outpost in Bal Harbour is all the norm these days. Within the past three months, specialty boutiques like Vince, Chloe, and Bulgari have all dropped anchor in the most profitable shopping area in the world.

For some of the original retail pioneers who have called the outdoor shopping emporium home for years now, a revamp is the only means of staying relevant against the surge of new-comers flooding their turf. Last week, the high-end, multi-line chain store Intermix, finally launched the re-opening of its Bal Harbour location with a party and revealed a major facelift to the store's aesthetic. New Times was there to bear witness to its transformation.

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Wynwood's MVM Boutique and Style Saves Get Fashionable for a Good Cause

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While the rest of the nation is still shoveling out snow in puffy, shell jackets, and colossal boots, South Floridians get to enjoy 80-degree sun rays in a perma-paradise. For us, spring and summer come everyday. Well, save for that annual week of cold weather when layering twenty tanks upon countless chiffon blouses passes as "bundling up." And though spring hasn't officially arrived, women's wear boutique MVM in Wynwood thinks we ought to start prepping for its arrival.

On Thursday, January 15, the boutique, devoted to all things contemporary, links up with Ford wardrobe stylist and Style Saves' Rachael Russell, to throw a major trend-forecasting soiree, spring/summer edition.

Adding their two-cents to the do's and don'ts of Spring/Summer 2015, New York personal style bloggers Lainy Hedaya of Haute Inhabit and Charlotte Groenvelde of Fashion Guitar, combine their power of over 184,000 followers to help orchestrate the event.

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Museum of Fashion's "Made In Miami" on View Tomorrow

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You might not remember, but before graffiti covered walls and unfathomable rent, Wynwood was known for something else: high-end, locally manufactured garments.

"If you go to Northeast 29th Street and Biscayne Boulevard, right in front of Out of the Closet Thrift Store, you'll see a big sign that reads, Fashion District - this way," tells Keni Valenti, Miami's favorite fashion historian and founder of the Museum of Fashion in Wynwood.

Every other month, the Knight Foundation winner recreates history by displaying themed exhibitions of clothing, categorized by decade. In the past, his exhibitions have demonstrated the evolution of lingerie and it's beginnings, and a Bollywood-inspired exhibition of vintage designer gowns all made in India, titled "Made in India." (Duh!)

This month, he's preparing for an exhibition that hits closer to home called "Made in Miami," a show he's been planning since he first moved here three years ago.

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North Miami's Memo Apparel Turns Selfies Into Socks

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Lumped together in a cluttered corner of what used to be the spare bedroom of an apartment rests a stack of papers decorated with graphics. "There are just orders we're completing - everything is made to order," says Amor Galeano, shuffling the designs with one hand like a black jack dealer would a deck of cards.

She plans on planting the designs on top of threaded poly-blend slates. The two slates are of miniature proportions, and will likely capture the melted dye of the design, once pressed between the scorching heat press that's perched underneath the window of the room-turned-Memo Apparel headquarters. "Our second bedroom is basically the sweatshop," Galeano quipped.

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Local Boutiques' Style Guide to Killing It on New Year's Eve 2015

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All Photos by Nycole Sariol
Photos by Nycole Sariol
Congratulations: you've survived the gift-giving guessing games, the frantic mall parking, and those ridiculous ugly sweater parties that the Yuletide guarantees. But the holiday "joy" ain't over yet, folks. A bigger social threat looms on the horizon of 'Ole Saint Nick's departure: New Year's Eve.

Now hard-hitting questions arise: "What do I do?" "Where do I go?" and "How the hell am I going to get my drunk ass home at the end of the night?" (hint: Uber equals financial suicide). And as crucial as every one of those queries may be, all of them pale in comparison to perhaps the most daunting of New Year's Eve questions: What am I going to wear on those last hours of 2014?

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Dwyane Wade Sneakers, Hennessy, and the Mass Commercialism of Art Basel Miami Beach

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"The Third Element" on display at the Ritz-Carlton Residences Miami Beach sales center.
Inside a storefront with blacked out windows on Collins Avenue and 6th Street, footwear designer to the hip-hop elite Jon Buscemi is chatting up a tall man with dreadlocks past his shoulders dressed in all black, including a black Canadian Mountie-style hat and a fresh pair of black old school Air Jordan sneakers that were originally released in 1991, the year Michael Jordan won his first NBA championship with the Chicago Bulls. But the Jordans, a sold out limited edition run released during the Thanksgiving weekend that fetch more than $350 on eBay, were not the most expensive sneakers on display.

In fact, you can't even put a price on the all-calf leather brown kicks Buscemi unveiled Thursday for an intimate gathering of guests who got a first peek at his collaboration with cognac maker Hennessy. That's because the shoes are not for sale. Through the remainder of Art Basel weekend, Buscemi is giving away the sneakers to about 100 close friends and clients, including a few undisclosed celebrities. They will also receive matching leather coasters, leather snapback caps, leather tote bags, and a leather porter shaped to hold a Hennessy V.S.O.P Privilege bottle. (Gotta keep a pimp game strong!)

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Most Fashion-Centric Events During Art Basel Miami Beach 2014

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Photo by Capretto Shoes
While Art Basel Miami Beach is largely about the latest and greatest in modern and contemporary visual art, fashion has gradually been making the yearly festivities its biggest stomping ground. Creation takes countless forms, some of them garments, textiles, and wearable art.

For all of those style-savants who would rather revel in the art of fashion (and let's be honest, contribute to the economy in the chicest way possible) instead of tent hop and marvel over stoic artworks come this time of year, we've got a customized line-up just for you.

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Daniela Ramirez: Everyday Runway

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Daniela Ramirez says she stays inspired by designing for Miami's unique audience and its unusual climate.
In this week's Miami New Times, we profile 30 of the most interesting characters in town, with portraits of each from photographer Stian Roenning. See the entire Miami New Times People Issue here.

In the runway world, Miami's reputation is simple: The high fashion is there, all right, but so are the dauntingly high prices. Don't tell that to Daniela Ramirez. The blogger has amassed a huge fan base by detailing the Magic City's abundant glamour for the everyday girl.

The 26-year-old's website, Nany's Kloset, is an online showroom of daily looks, including street wear, celebrity trends, and Miami's own flair -- a combination that has inspired more than 12,000 Twitter followers to find fashion in unexpected, affordable avenues.

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