Wildfox CEO Jimmy Sommers Hosts Three-Day Public Art Exhibition with Flaunt Magazine at Art Basel
Wildfox CEO, Jimmy Sommers and Flaunt Magazine presented a three-day public art exhibition at Mana Wynwood in Miami's Art District. "Affordable Care", a group show taking place during Miami Art Week.
The indoor/outdoor exhibit was open to the public during the day and featured two Private evening events. Throughout the nights of the exhibition, guests such as Rose McGowan, David Arquette, and photographer Melanie Pullen enjoyed musical performances by Kendrick Lamar and Jesse Jo Stark.
The event kicked off Wednesday with a Private party featuring a collaboration between Vanessa Beecroft and Kanye West, that included a performance piece of Beecroft's choreography of models in interplay with clay, amidst Beecroft sculptures. Thursday evening included a Fire Poem Performance by Robert Montgomery in which the artist lit fire to an oak carved sculpture version of his famed 'Hollywood Lawn' poem.
"The Arts are something that I hold dear to my heart. As a musician and CEO of Wildfox, being able to bring together both my passions and support young artists is an honor," said Wildfox CEO, Jimmy Sommers.
About Jimmy Sommers: Wildfox CEO, Jimmy Sommers, (www.wildfoxjimmysommers.com) is a world-renowned jazz saxophonist whose love for the instrument began when he was still a grade school student in his native area of Chicago. His affinity and aptitude for the sax progressed to a worldwide recognition in the smooth jazz circuit releasing six albums during the course of his successful musical career. His live performances have taken him to concert stages and festivals both in the States and abroad as well as appearing on such television shows such as The Today Show, Access Hollywood, Smooth Jazz TV, and Regis and Kelly. After finding success in the music world, Sommers established himself as an entrepreneur. He is not only one of Wildfox's founding members, but one of the original foundational partners in the publicly traded company, Baby Genius. Sommers' eye for exciting new opportunities and laidback business savvy has made him a master at any trade he ventures into.
Wildfox is a Los Angeles-based women's fashion label founded in 2007 popular amongst teens and young women. Known for its iconic campaigns, dreamlike quality, and clothes that tell a story, the brand has grown to include categories outside the core knitwear range, including Denim, Essentials, Intimates, Kids, Pajamas, Sun, Swim, and a White Label collection of luxuriously soft sweater knits, laces, chiffons, velour, and sequins. Wildfox Kids, the "little sister" adaptation of the women's line, launched in 2009. The brand can be found in better retail boutiques nationwide including Ron Herman, Planet Blue, Akira, and Shopbop, along with select department stores such as Bloomingdale's, Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus. Internationally, Wildfox is distributed in over 30 countries worldwide including the U.K., France, Spain, Germany, Brazil, Japan, South Korea, Australia, Russia, and Taiwan and can be found in such stores as Selfridges, Harvey Nichols, Harrods, Matches, and TSUM.