Often indelibly associated with an illiberal cult of personality, when it comes to fashion, no brand is borne upon a single back. Best exemplifying (and celebrating) the power of teamwork within atelier-based artistry is Lafayette 148 New York, a commandingly cosmopolitan line for the modern woman poignantly permeating our sunny shores. Spearheaded by CEO & Founder Deirdre Quinn, Chief Creative Officer Barbara Gast and Creative Director Emily Smith, Lafayette 148 New York’s Sino-influenced professional pieces effortlessly broadcast the well-oiled machinations at the harmonious heart of this expansive brand while simultaneously encouraging and enlivening the increasingly emergent woman of today. Interested in seeing some of this glamorous garb in person? Lafayette 148 New York has a number of notable locations in South Florida, including their recently opened boutique at Brickell City Centre; Lafayette148NY.com.
Inspired by visionary artist Antuan Rodriguez’s Water Codes collection, this editorial invites you to immerse yourself in a world where the human body forms a profound connection with our most precious element. Through this fusion, we celebrate the essence of life itself.
From watercolors and sketches to out-of-this-world sculptures and societal statements, the South Florida artists we’ve gathered can be found in the collections of some of the world’s most discerning art aficionados.