These new experiences will uplift your stuck-at-home spirits.
Renowned luxury footwear brand Del Toro has relaunched under the new leadership of New York City-based entrepreneur Andrew Roberts. The handcrafted Italian label’s new direction begins with reinstating its original logo and focusing on core designs. Exclusive pieces are molded to coordinate with outfits for weddings, lounging and everything in between. The Milano loafer features Del Toro’s earliest logo and is available in Italian leather or suede, while the Napoli is an innovative amalgamation of slipper and sneaker, perfect for traveling. This launch marks Del Toro’s first new collection in more than two years with four new timeless designs, all handmade in Italy. –EC
In an iconic collab, the Karl Lagerfeld brand partnered with designer Kenneth Ize to create a capsule collection that imparts the label’s Parisian insight with Ize’s Nigerian heritage. The limited-edition spring 2021 collection is expected to employ expressions of African motifs and artistry linked to Ize’s culture, while staying true to Lagerfeld’s classic, chic designs. Shop the collection at a few Karl Lagerfeld stores and on the label’s website during the month of –EC
In a first-ever major New York City survey, the 25-year career of famed multimedia artist KAWS will be highlighted in KAWS: WHAT PARTY at the Brooklyn Museum through Sept. 5. Starting as a graffiti artist and ascending into the contemporary art world, KAWS has made a name for himself and majorly influenced the modern art scene. The exhibit incorporates an AR app that viewers can use to engage with the works more deeply. Along with this exhibit, KAWS is also creating a sculpture for Rockefeller Center that will be on view in the summer. Viewers can expect to see a vast selection of works by the artist including graffiti drawings and notebooks from the ’90s, KAWS’ eclectic renditions of cartoon characters and new works that address the social climate of the moment. Through Sept. 5, 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, –LB
Amigo by Nai, the latest taqueria and cocktail experience, now serves the ultimate at-home happy hour. The East Village restaurant debuted five months ago as a collab between executive chef Ruben Rodriguez and co-owner Juan “Billy” Acosta. Now, they offer packaged cocktails, available for both pickup and delivery. Curated by beverage director Niko Hagerty, the cocktail collection includes a Flower Power Margarita made with hibiscus-infused Herradura tequila, Vida mezcal, lime juice and agave, as well as Bare Necessities, a Casamigos silver tequila drink for those looking for a bolder taste. 29 Second Ave., –EC
Photography by: FROM TOP: PHOTO BY TOMMY MELENDEZ; PHOTO BY GLEN ALLSOP/COURTESY OF DEL TORO; IZE PHOTO BY PIERRICK ROCHER/BFA.COM; KAWS, “UNTITLED (HARING)” (1997, acrylic on existing advertising poster), 68 by 48 inches KAWS PHOTO BY FARZAD OWRANG/COURTESY OF THE BROOKLYN MUSEUM; COCKTAIL PHOTO BY @OMGITSBOMB/COURTESY OF AMIGO BY NAI