Miami, known for its glitzy skyline and waterfront extravagance, is set to welcome a new icon of opulence. Dolce&Gabbana, the Italian fashion powerhouse renowned for its haute couture and red-carpet presence, is making its grand entrance into the world of real estate with a striking 90-story residential tower on 888 Brickell Avenue in Downtown Miami.
The skyscraper, poised to become one of the city’s tallest structures at 1,049 feet, is a testament to Dolce & Gabbana’s expansion beyond the fashion realm, embracing the luxury real estate market. Expected to reach completion in 2027, it will stand shoulder to shoulder with other high-profile projects like the Waldorf Astoria Miami and The Towers by Foster+Partner.
Dolce & Gabbana’s involvement in this development goes far beyond aesthetics. The brand is curating every aspect of the 259 homes, from the interiors to the furnishings, creating a fully turnkey living experience. Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, the founders of Dolce&Gabbana, have meticulously designed three distinct colour palettes for the residences: white with Bianco Striata Marble, black with Nero Marquina Marble, and gold with Giallo Imperiale Marble.
These homes will feature elaborate marble, exquisite light fixtures, and a luxurious palette that exudes sophistication. Renderings showcase lavish details, including Venetian chandeliers and freestanding bathtubs with breathtaking ocean views. Studio Sofield, renowned for its work on projects like New York’s Steinway Tower, has designed the dramatic façade of the building.
Dolce & Gabbana’s foray into luxury real estate aligns with a trend among high-end fashion brands entering the property market. Armani, Bentley, Porsche, Bulgari, Versace, and Roberto Cavalli are among the luxury leaders diversifying into branded hotels and residences worldwide. Dolce & Gabbana’s residential and hospitality projects are expanding to Marbella, Spain, and the Maldives, complementing their existing line, Dolce & Gabbana Casa.
Alfonso Dolce, CEO of the company, envisions their brand as “ambassadors of ‘Made in Italy’ in the world,” offering an all-encompassing lifestyle experience. Michael Stern, CEO and founder of developer JDS Development Group underlines the commitment to mirror Dolce & Gabbana’s renowned service perspective in the residential experience.
Residents of 888 Brickell will indulge in an array of amenities, including dining, bars, fitness centres, wellness spaces, shared offices, and meeting rooms. A sprawling 4,000-square-foot pool deck with a 44-foot-long pool offers panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean, Biscayne Bay, and Miami Beach.
Condo prices at 888 Brickell will start at approximately $3.5 million, with top-tier properties commanding more than $35 million. Dolce & Gabbana’s venture into luxury real estate promises a fusion of high fashion and high living for Miami’s elite.