Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Frieze's 30th anniversary, lab-grown leather, LEGO art, a 5,000-year-old brewery and more from around the web

Netflix’s Anime Scholarship for Tokyo’s Sasayuri Video Training Institute Netflix, along with Japan’s WIT Studio, will offer a full scholarship to the new anime course at Tokyo’s Sasayuri Video Training Institute. Animator Hitomi Tateno, of Japan’s world-renowned Studio Ghibli, designed the six-month program and will teach it herself. There are only 10 spots available in the program, which is accepting applications now through 28 February. …

Public School’s Lab-Brewed Bio-Leather Sneakers

Through Slow Factory’s One x One science incubator program, Public School NY teamed up with Dr Theanne Schiros (of Columbia University and FIT) to make sneakers designed from leather grown in a natural fermentation process. The method (similar to how kombucha is made)  results in a material that can be formed to any mold, without excess—drastically reducing the waste produced. “The idea of a bacterially …

Designer Greg Lauren on Sustainability, Access + His Eponymous Label

From sourcing vintage garments to embracing more sustainable practices, the 10-year-old brand continues to evolve

Greg Lauren has embarked upon many creative endeavors in his time—from acting to painting—but for years now he’s been immersed in his eponymous label, which produces ready-to-wear items rooted in respect for artistry, passion for vintage, dedication to upcycling, delighting in imperfection and the belief that true style is inherently personal. The LA-based brand just released its Spring/Summer 2021 collection, “Deconstructing Americana,” and Lauren says that …