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September 2016 - Houston

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22 Luxury PROPERTIES. Utmo DISCRETION. M E C O M P R O P E R T I E S . C O M | 7 13 . 5 5 8 . 3 3 18 M A R Y E L I Z A B E T H . H A H N F E L D @ S O T H E B Y S H O M E S . C O M A fter nearly 20 years on Kirby, Abe- jas Boutique owner Christina Mitchell is moving to expansive mid-century digs at 2517 South Boulevard; designer Barbara Hill creates the interiors … Luxington womenswear boutique has opened in BLVD Place on Post Oak Boulevard, Owner Terin Matlock has stocked it with Nanette Lepore, Paige Denim, Stylestalker, Suburban Riot, and more ... Fashion, art, and design collide with InTwo, a pop-up showroom for emerging brands cre- ated by Alexandra Bruskoff and Natasha Parvizian Gorgue, giving local love to such new names as New York's LoveShackFancy, L.A. jewelry designer EF Collection, and Hous- ton's Latin e-retailer InTwo kicks off with private appointments and a cocktail party Tuesday, September 13, and continues popping up through Wednesday … Fresh from Southampton, Carleen Ligozio opens her namesake boutique in River Oaks Shopping Center at 2005 West Gray Street, with designers Antoni & Alison, By Malene Birger, Fabrizio Gianni, Megan Park, Obakki, and Pamela Henson. Jailyn Marcel RETAIL RAP Less-is-more devotees, rejoice: Your go-to label has landed in Houston. Akris, the Swiss brand known for fine embroideries and clean lines, has opened in River Oaks District to a quiet summer audience. The shop, with its signature curvilinear maple-wood wall in white and matte-marble floors is a cool com- pound for its main label, as well as the more casu- al Akris Punto. The fall collection is inspired by a family safari, loaded with colors of the savannah, Kenya and Tanzania, embroideries and patterns mimicking tortoiseshell and grooved elephant skin, necklaces influenced by the Maasai and rugged lug-soled boots. Creative director Albert Kriemler says of their seventh U.S. outpost, "It's a tribute to [Houston's] sense of style, where I look forward to offering the entire world of Akris to the next generation of sleek, chic Texas women." To show their appreciation, Akris has created the Ai horsehair messenger in burgundy ($2,990) — available exclusively at the Houston store this fall. Akris, 4444 Westheimer Road in River Oaks District, no phone number at press time, Francine Ballard Understatement ABOUNDS AT AKRIS F or six years, Houston's fall has been defined by a pair of dueling art fairs. There was only one obstacle: They were weeks apart, separated audiences, and confused out-of-towners. Now the stars and the cal- endars are aligned, and for the first time since Houston Art Fair and Texas Con- temporary Art Fair began in 2011, both share the same weekend. Mark Thursday, September 29, for opening nights — Hous- ton Art Fair benefits FotoFest and Texas Contemporary benefits Contemporary Arts Museum Houston — followed by Fair weekends Friday through Sunday, September 30 through October 2. The Texas Contemporary takes place in the revived George R. Brown Convention Center, while Houston Art Fair relocates to Washington Avenue Arts District, setting up shop at Silver Street Event Space — just 15 minutes away. How are the fairs shaping up? Texas Contemporary, pre- viewed on page 56, turns to Mexico, adds a wow factor with Mr. Chow's appearance and his artwork, and includes two of the dealers who forged Houston's scene. At Houston Art Fair, crafts and design shine — no surprise, as HAF's new owners also produce design-centric SOFA Chicago. Read more about HAF, page 108. Finally, don't wait until the end of September to begin your art and design quest. Houston Antiques + Art + Design Show opens the season Thursday, September 8, at Silver Street Event Space, with a preview party benefitting Preservation Houston; show dates Friday through Sunday, Septem- ber 9 through 11. See who is coming to HAADS, page 148. houstonantiquesart,, txcon Catherine D. Anspon HOUSTON GETS ITS ARTS WEEK … NO, MONTH! Miguel Ángel Madrigal's miniature architectural installations will be featured at Enrique Guerrero Gallery, exhibiting Texas Contemporary Art Fair Susan Plum's Triangle: Nature's Building Block, 2015, at Deborah Colton Gallery, exhibiting Houston Art Fair PHOTO PABLO GIMENEZ ZAPIOLA, COURTESY THE ARTIST AND DEBORAH COLTON GALLERY Akris Fall 2016 Akris Fall 2016 Akris Ai horsehair messenger, exclusively at Houston's Akris Akris Fall 2016 COURTESY THE ARTIST AND ENRIQUE GUERRERO GALLERY , MEXICO CITY

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