Features

The TOMS manifesto.

With TOMS shoes, social entrepreneur Blake Mycoskie pioneered a for-profit business model known as “one-for-one”. The nine-year-old company now sells eyewear, handbags, and coffee—but its bona fide product is the power of giving.

The Ferragamo fit.

FROM THE ARCHIVE: Massimiliano Giornetti, creative director at Salvatore Ferragamo, rides in the small category known as Highly Successful Designers You’ve Never Heard Of. There are a few reasons for this. Number one: his brain is bigger than his ego.

Max Mara's next generation.

FROM THE ARCHIVE: Twisting around in her chair, Maria Giul­­ia Maramotti reveals the words “Gimme Shelter” on the nape of her neck, a tribute to her style icon, Keith Richards. This sums up Maramotti—a rock-and-roll-loving free spirit who effortlessly balances this with her role as North American retail director for esteemed Italian clothing giant Max Mara.

Hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and full electrics.

In a world full of gas-electric hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and fully electric luxury cars, even the most extensively refined internal combustion engines cannot match the smooth and silent push from an electric motor.

The Marino method.

Peter Marino is a self-proclaimed “black sheep” of the architecture world. Well known for his black leather attire, Marino has designed many of the world’s most forward-thinking retail temples.

Portrait by an artist.

FROM THE ARCHIVE: Cecil Beaton, like the Gershwin brothers or Cole Porter, sums up an era of carefree elegance, all depicted in black and white, of course. Beaton is the definitive photographer of glamourous portraiture. He’s influenced every celebrity snapper who’s come after him.

King Kors.

FROM THE ARCHIVE: Fashion designer Michael Kors, the man behind the eponymous label, sets the pace—if not the standard—for jet-set living.

King of the hill.

From selling bell-bottoms to school friends as a teenager to running a billion-dollar global empire, Tommy Hilfiger is a master of reinvention.