As Art Basel Miami Beach and the larger Miami Art Week have evolved over two decades, the hordes who come to see art have become more conscious about the clothes they are seen in.
This month during the events, the sidewalks came alive with prints, colors and other sartorial flourishes. But there were fewer peacocks than during fashion weeks. Most people didn’t stroll back and forth or pretend to talk on their phones — typical signals of seeking a photographer’s attention.
Closer to the beach, the style outside was what you’d expect: crisp white sneakers, relaxed shorts, loose linens. Across the Biscayne Bay, in areas like Wynwood, Edgewater and the Miami Design District, outfits were more eclectic and personal. More than one artist said they were in clothes that they had designed.