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(Continued from page 126) FASHIONABLE FIELDS INCLUDING POP-UPS T his year, The Halles becomes an official HQ for It-girls, begin- ning with the pop-up boutique of Texas-raised fashion designer Lela Rose, presenting her Round Top- appropriate Ranch Collection (October 21 – 24). Celebrated Dallas retailer Forty Five Ten brims with cultivated fashion brands, including Maison Margiela, Rosie Assoulin, Y/ Project, Jacquemus, Co, Marni, Vivienne Westwood, and Valextra, as well as a leather customization experience with coveted Argentinian brand Lappas. Forty Five Ten also tilts to the home, bringing Greg Natale, Assouline Books, and Cire Trudon to The Halles (October 18 – 25). Also notable are two returning bijoux ladies: Heather Benjamin nomadic jewelry and Covet Aspen modern jewelry. Then there's one of Texas' most celebrated new brands, Lizzy Chesnut Bentley's City Boots for the urbane cowgirl. Round out your acquiring with Moreau Paris French luxury handbags with a century-old pedigree; Round Top-tested Nashville Makers, starring custom millinery by A. Botts Willis and her merry band; and Tonya Hawkes artistic handbags and home goods. Then Pata Lifestyle handbags, hand- made in Argentina, give back to early breast cancer detection. Seek out Mamadou's African artifacts and trade beads to make a bold global fashion statement. HALLES WHAT'S ON TAP The LET'S TALK ART E ver since The Halles unveiled six shows ago, art has been front and center, and this season, the vibe is international. Licenciado Gallery of Mexico City — a vet- eran of prestigious art fairs including Art Basel Miami Beach — showcases its Latin-focused stable including works by Havana-based col- lective Los Carpinteros; Ecuadorean multi- media talent Tomas Ochoa; and Cuban artist Ariel Orozco, just on the block at Christies Latin American auction, known for his obsessive pen- and-ink drawings inspired by films and TV series, which tap into the subconscious. Finally, meet visiting artist Cuban-born James Bonachea, in from Merida, whose meticulous graphite on canvases comment upon myth and culture. Also check out Bug In The Box taxidermy art, with its ode to the natural world via sustainably sourced specimens — perfect to start your cabinet of curiosities. South Congress legend Tesoros Trading Company embodies the 35-year-old brand that defined the Austin scene with collectible global folk art and artisan-made crafts, bringing in- ternational antiques and textiles from Latin America, Haiti, Vietnam, Morocco, Indonesia, Nepal, and India, plus other handmade creations. Just in at press time: The Halles has tapped Dallas artist/designer George Sellers to imag- ine a Neoclassical installation. The Architectural Digest-featured Sellers (a fave of Lady Gaga) collaborates with Albany, Texas-based Michael Christopher, an acclaimed master of neon, to forge sculptures of oversized insects from bronze and neon. Wrap your day at the booth of Tennessee talent Megan Hurdle, who paints the natural world with captivating drama. Don't leave without a cheeky canvas or commission from Bachman + Petrie's pop art emporium. City Boots George Sellers and Michael Christopher's Coleoptera with Neon Tangle, 2023 Los Carpinteros' Tornado Rojo, 2018, at Licenciado Gallery Forty Five Ten's Mario Luca Giusti tableware HANNAH DIMMITT PHOTOGRAPHY CYNDI LONG STUDIOS Turkish Rug Co. Kilim 128

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