While artists, designers, and gallerists alike flocked to Art Basel last week, HYPEBEAST kicked off its HB100 event in Miami Beach, Florida. HYPEBEAST held a private dinner to honor these innovators who continuously push the boundaries of culture at the upscale beachfront Faena Hotel Miami Beach. During cocktail hour, guests were greeted by a special art installation of fresh hydrangeas and carnations by sculptor Michael Murphy that read ‘HB’ from one angle and ‘100’ in the front. HYPEBEAST founder Kevin Ma kicked off the festivities with a toast in front of the ‘Gone but not Forgotten’ golden mammoth installation by Damien Hirst with cocktails provided by Rémy Martin. Later in the evening, HB100 guests were seated to a five-course meal where notable guests included Aaron Bondaroff, A$AP Rocky, Ben Baller, Arthur and Daniel Chmielewski, Dao-Yi Chow, Daniel Arsham, Heron Preston, John Elliott, Samuel Ross, and Luca Benini. And to cap things off, a performance by Majid Jordan closed out the dinner.
The after-party proceeded at the Nautilus, A Sixty Hotel where Playboi Carti performed (courtesy of Pandora) and included sets by Virgil Abloh, Heron Preston, Acyde Odunlami. Last but not least, Frank Ocean made a cameo appearance.
While Pandora helped bring the music to HB100, dinner guests also took home special HB100 tote bags which included a HB100 Champion tee, a printed version of the HB100 interviews and a set of HB100 pins. Products that were also featured during the event included: Bang & Olufsen customized speakers, Jason Markk Essential Kit, an Alpha Industries M-59 Hooded Fishtail Parka, a custom New Era hat, a special Rémy Martin bottle. The products are not for sale and was made exclusively for the HB100 event.
Check out the photos of the dinner and after-party above to see some of the celebs and guests that stopped by and keep your eyes out for more HYPEBEAST events in the future.