FROM THE ARCHIVE: Moshe Safdie has had a storied career as an architect. He has not only seen enormous changes but also played a role in making them happen. His pursuit for “inherent buildability”, rather than a one-aesthetic-fits-all model, defines his creations.
Stuart Vevers, executive creative director for Coach, is a Yorkshireman who has an obsession with all things American. As Coach celebrates its 75th anniversary, Vevers discusses his plan for the classic brand.
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.
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.
FROM THE ARCHIVE: “I’m feeling a bit tipsy,” says Felipe Oliveira Baptista, the heralded new guy at Lacoste. This tipsy feeling is not from downing too many celebratory toasts. (At least, not yet—it’s only 2:45 p.m.) Baptista has just debuted his first collection as creative director for the storied label, and he’s high on pure adrenaline.
FROM THE ARCHIVE: “I imagine the paintings are these blank walls in the city, in any city,” says José Parlá with a huge grin. The 37-year-old’s eyes are bright and dark, and he is a whirlwind of energy.”
FROM THE ARCHIVE: Every sport has a star who, both in and out of competition, comes to embody the character and personality of the sport itself. For polo, that athlete is Ignacio “Nacho” Figueras.
Peter Brant unites left brain with right in the pursuit of his true passion: collecting and sharing art.