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© SARAH SZE STUDIO Following an industry trend that has made sustainability an everyday word, Hermès has partnered with to produce the Victoria travel bag in a new eco-friendly leather substitute: fine mycelium, the network of threads that forms the rootlike structure of mushrooms. It's part of the next generation of plant-based materials that are neither animal nor plastic. The culmination of a three- year collaboration, the proprietary material, known as Sylvania, is worked in much the same way as traditional leather. Tanned and finished in GROUND SWELL MARGIELA X REEBOK M a i s o n M a r g i e l a h a s launched the latest in its line of collaborations with Reebok. The Classic Leather Tabi sees Margiela's Tabi split-toe sneaker merging with the iconic Reebok classic leather sneaker. The unisex shoe is available in tone-on- tone black or white colorways and will add gray to the list on April 23, followed by other colorway releases throughout the season. $300 to $350, at Saks Fifth Avenue. France by Hermès tanners to refine its strength and durability, mycelium is then shaped by craftspeople at the house's workshops. The result is a perfect example of technical know- how and creativity creating a new, sustainable luxury for the world to enjoy. A merican artist Sarah Sze, a Columbia art professor and MacArthur Genius Grant recipient, h a s i n s t a l l e d a n immersive solo at Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain in Paris, her second project commissioned by Cartier for its timeless art center designed by Pritzker-Prize architect Jean Nouvel. More than two decades earlier, her 1999 exhibition for Cartier was unveiled; it was the same year as her first appearance in the Venice Biennale and at the Carnegie International in Pittsburgh. Last fall, Sze was summoned back to Paris to conjure "Night into Day" — a two-part, image-laden installation that invokes the idea of both the planetarium and the pendulum as it addresses notions of memory, space, and time. The site-specific creation samples digital files gleaned from the artist's own iPhone and the Internet. A free companion app, Sze's Night Vision 20/20, transports users via AR into a nocturnal kingdom of floating visuals; download it from the Apple or Google Store. "Sarah Sze: Night into Day," through May 30 at fondationcartier. com. Catherine D. Anspon NIGHT MOVES AT FONDATION CARTIER INTIMATE JOURNEY Elle's Boutique, created by Houstonian Elle Florescu, has opened in Austin. The multi-brand boutique specializes in lingerie and luxury of a more intimate variety. From Wolford to Kiki de Montparnasse, La Perla, Carine Gilson, and I.D. Sarrieri, the boutique offers both lingerie and a progressive vibe of sexual positivity and wellness. Designed by Florescu and Lambert McGuire Design, the bungalow-style retail space rests at the foot of a hill in the historic tree-lined neighborhood of Clarkesville — an intentionally relaxed setting inspired by the living rooms of Milanese estates. Elle's Boutique, 605 Blanco St., Austin, Sarah Sze's Night Vision 20/20 rendering, 2020 Hermès Victoria travel bag Elle's Boutique in Austin 32

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