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SPRING 2019 THE LIFESTYLE

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MITCHELLS/RICHARDS FORUM SPRING 2019

THE ART OF DRESSING WELL EXPRESS YOURSELF ONLY BETTER

CUSTOM EVENING WEAR ONE-OF-A-KIND PIECES FOR SPECIAL OCCASIONS

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GREETINGS FROM THE MITCHELL FAMILY

WELCOME

MAKING PEOPLE FEEL GREAT We’ve been overwhelmed by the outpouring of well wishes upon the 60th anniversary of our business. We couldn’t be more grateful for the support of our communities. If you haven’t been in to see the beautiful reconfiguring and renovation of Mitchells of Westport, we hope to see you soon. Next… plans are in the works to restyle Richards of Greenwich! Spring is finally springing. We are celebrating by introducing several hot new designers (like Tom Ford!) and expanded collections (like Berluti!), along with more styles from favorite brands. We are also thrilled to introduce custom eveningwear for women, men’s designers (rarely seen stateside) through our partnership with the Italian Trade Commission, incredible new technical, packable fabrics in menswear, and many other spring surprises. Spring brings with it many of our favorite reasons to celebrate: Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, graduations… weddings! We look forward to helping you find just the right gifts and looks for all of life’s special occasions. It’s been a long winter! We look forward to welcoming you to our stores and making you not only look great, but feel great this season.

The Mitchell Family

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Spring 2019

STYLE GUIDE FEATURES 10 MITCHELLS AT 60! 41 BOGLIOLI: SOFT AND SPORTY 47 CALLING ALL FASHIONISTAS 49 ICON: CHRIS HEMSWORTH 60 CUSTOM EVENINGWEAR 62 ZEN PARADISE 78 DIAMONDS ARE SPECTACULAR 94 TAKE A HIKE 98 FINAL STITCH: POP PSYCHOLOGY

FASHION 26 THE ART OF DRESSING WELL 42 WHAT’S NEW: TOM FORD 44 WHAT’S NEW: WOMEN’S S ’19 52 WHAT’S NEW: MEN’S S ’19 64 BEACH TO STREET 86 BODIES IN MOTION

DEPARTMENTS 5 WELCOME LETTER 14 SCENE & HEARD 24 RESERVE IN STORE 100 AT YOUR SERVICE

SPRING 2019 THE LIFESTYLE

CONCEPT /CREATIVE DIRECTOR

Andrew Mitchell-Namdar MERCHANDISING DIRECTOR

Bob Mitchell

CREATIVE DIRECTION

WSAA, Inc., Westport, CT

EDITOR IN CHIEF Rita Guarna CREATIVE DIRECTOR Stephen Vitarbo EDITOR AT LARGE, FOUNDING EDITOR

Karen Alberg Grossman SENIOR EDITOR Daria Meoli ART DIRECTOR Victoria Beall

ART DIRECTION & COPY

WSAA, Inc., Westport, CT

PUBLISHER Shae Marcus BRAND MANAGER Monica Delli Santi

FASHION FORUM MAGAZINE IS PUBLISHED IN 10 REGIONAL EDITIONS FOR MEMBER STORES OF THE APPAREL FORUM. COPYRIGHT © 2019. FASHION FORUM MAGAZINE IS A WAINSCOT MEDIA PUBLICATION. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. WAINSCOT MEDIA, ONE MAYNARD DRIVE, PARK RIDGE, NJ 07656. THE PUBLISHERS ACCEPT NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR ADVERTISERS’ CLAIMS, UNSOLICITED MANUSCRIPTS OR OTHER MATERIALS. NO PART OF THIS MAGAZINE MAY BE REPRODUCED WITHOUT WRITTEN PERMISSION OF THE PUBLISHERS. VOLUME 22, ISSUE 1. PRINTED IN THE U.S.A.

PROJECT MANAGER Lisa Menghi

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MITCHELLS AT 60!

MITCHELLS 60TH ANNIVERSARY & GRAND RE-OPENING EVENT! In September, the Mitchell family and Ermenegildo Zegna invited guests to celebrate the 60th anniversary and Grand Re-Opening of our flagship store in Westport, CT. The celebration marked the completion of a year-long renovation of the store and “60 Magical Years” since founders Ed and Norma Mitchell first opened their doors in 1958. Hundreds of clients and friends filled the store to tour our fabulous new shoe and handbag department, new shops for Ermenegildo Zegna, Brunello Cucinelli, Peter Millar, Atelier Munro and numerous new men’s, women’s and jewelry designer collections. Guests were welcomed to explore every corner of the store, where a fun surprise awaited at every turn! Such surprises included a conveyor belt that served up Italian-inspired plates all night, a “living forest” of hanging salads, a colorful candy bar and a made-to-measure mixology cocktail bar. Ermenegildo Zegna graciously sponsored the festive food and creative cocktails from Marcia Selden Catering. The entertainment continued with a roving magician, a 360-degree video booth, customized poetry, lip readings, prizes and more! It was truly a night to remember, the perfect way to welcome the community to our new home and share the magic of Mitchells at 60! ■

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Our brand new Ermenegildo Zegna shop

WHAT’S IN STORE AT OUR NEWLY RENOVATED WESTPORT LOCATION:

Designer shoes and handbags on display in our brand new accessories department

EXCITING NEW BOUTIQUES ¥ ERMENEGILDO ZEGNA ¥ BRUNELLO CUCINELLI ¥ ATELIER MUNRO ¥ PETER MILLAR

PLUS: 2X THE SELECTION OF WOMEN’S SHOES AND HANDBAGS RENOVATED JEWELRY DEPARTMENT WITH NEW JEWELRY DESIGNERS: ¥ DAVID WEBB ¥ HOORSENBUHS ¥ MARIA CANALE ¥ PASQUALE BRUNI Robert Norman Photography

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EVENT SPONSOR Our heartfelt thanks to our long-standing partners and friends at Ermenegildo Zegna for sponsoring this milestone event. Pictured: Dan Perlin and Robert Aldrich of Ermenegildo Zegna, Russ Mitchell

Guests were thrilled to take home customized poetry by The Poetry Store.

Above right: A custom-built conveyor belt added extra excitement to the creative Italian menu. Below: Westport First Selectman, Jim Marpe, congratulating Bill and the entire Mitchell family.

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Bob, Karen and Lizzy Mitchell posing for the video booth camera

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Women’s buyers Angela Pieretti and Lauren Perez, Style Advisor Eleni Hasiotis

Guests lined up for personal lip print readings from our lipsologist, Liz.

Marcia Selden Catering staff wowed guests with their creative food presentations.

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KITON

EXQUISITELY ITALIAN! In late October, Kiton and Richards hosted the ultimate sartorial and culinary experience at the magnificent Sleepy Cat Farm in Greenwich, CT. Guests were greeted with a private tour of the grounds, followed by an eight-course meal prepared by two Michelin Star chef, Nino Di Costanzo. The extraordinary meal and venue, paired with our valued client relationships and long-standing partnership with Kiton, made for a very elegant evening in a truly magical setting. Sleepy Cat Farm is a stunning 13-acre garden whose mission is to educate and inspire others in furthering the desire to learn about and create beautiful and sustainable gardens. sleepycatfarm.com ■

Above: Chef Nino Di Costanzo and his team prepare dinner for guests. Left: Sleepy Cat Farm grounds and guest house

TEMPLE ST. CLAIR

Pre-dinner cocktails on the patio with Temple St. Clair.

TIME TO SHINE!

On a beautiful summer night in Huntington, NY, an intimate group of clients and friends gathered for a private shopping event with renowned jewelry designer Temple St. Clair. The guests enjoyed dinner al fresco and browsed Temple’s iconic and legendary collection over cocktails and Italian fare. ■

Temple St. Clair assists a guest with a personal jewelry fitting.

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Exquisite jewels from Fred Leighton

FALL JEWELRY EVENT

A NIGHT OF SPARKLE! Dramatic diamonds from Sylva & Cie

A favored event for any jewelry collector, our annual fall jewelry dinner was the perfect way to welcome the holiday season. On a brisk night in mid-November, our clients and friends enjoyed a rich and creative Italian meal in the beautiful, newly renovated Paci Restaurant in Southport, CT. The event gave guests a unique opportunity to meet three fantastic jewelry designers and browse their distinctive collections one on one. This year, we were thrilled to host Sylva Yepremian of Sylva & Cie, David Webb and Fred Leighton as our esteemed designer partners. â–

Iconic jewels from David Webb

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PETER MILLAR Sasha Swerdlow, Filling in the Blanks co-founders Tina Kramer and Shawnee Knight, Virginia Johnson.

STANDING UP TO CANCER

In celebration of their beautiful new shop, Peter Millar partnered with Mitchells and local investment group Saugatuck Financial on a charity shopping night to kick off the holiday season. More than 30 guests gathered for a private shopping event to benefit Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, an organization dedicated to changing the lives of children with cancer by funding impactful research, raising awareness, supporting families and empowering everyone to help cure the disease. Staying true to Peter Millar’s Raleigh, NC roots, Hoodoo Brown catered authentic southern BBQ, and Tito’s Handmade Vodka provided spirits as an alternative to the favored beverage of the night which was, of course, lemonade! When not tasting the southern fare, guests took a swing on our giant golf simulator, which only added to the fun! alexslemonade.org ■

FILLING IN THE BLANKS

FILLING THE NEED IN GREENWICH In November, Filling in the Blanks hosted its inaugural event at Richards, a celebration of its recent expansion into Greenwich schools. More than 50 women gathered for a luncheon and holiday-themed fashion presentation featuring Filling in the Blanks’ donors, volunteers and committee members as models. The fashion show was commentated by our own Style Advisors and Richards co-owner Scott Mitchell and highlighted clothing and accessories that can be worn for any holiday occasion, ranging from casual to formal. We were joined by jewelry designer Genevieve Lau, who displayed her elegant collection and generously donated a percentage of sales to Filling in the Blanks. Guests partook in a strolling luncheon by Marcia Selden Catering, made direct donations at the giving tree and each received a handmade thank you card from a child whose life has been changed by the organization. Filling in the Blanks, based in Norwalk, CT., fights childhood hunger by providing children in need with meals on the weekends. fillingintheblanks.org ■

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& GIVING BACK

Linda Couturas had the crowd on its feet with her uplifting performance.

8TH ANNUAL PINK AID CT

WE’RE BLUSHING” WITH SUCCESS

LELA ROSE FASHION SHOW Pink Aid’s 8th Annual Luncheon and Fashion Show at Mitchells!

Pink Aid’s 8th Annual Luncheon and Fashion Show was certainly our “Magical 8!” Mitchells of Westport was brimming with a sold-out house of approximately 600 attendees as we celebrated our warriors, medical healers, caregivers, sponsors, donors and volunteers. Co-chairs Nancy Marshall and Linda Couturas and the entire Pink Aid family were overwhelmed and touched by the unwavering support and generosity of our community. The program began with Pink Aid president Tammy Zelkowitz, who presented the year’s highlights including a video about “The Warrior Connection,” our newest educational initiative to bring together and empower survivors. This was followed by a spring fashion presentation by designer Lela Rose, our talented and generous fashion sponsor, who came on stage to introduce her fanciful collection. Next, guest speaker, graphic novelist Marisa Acocella inspired the audience to put #MeFirst, and later treated guests to a signed copy of her funny and moving bestseller Cancer Vixen. Our Pink Purse Wall of Compassion raised needed funds for emergency aid thanks to many generous donations motivated by “Better Being Bracelets” by Anna Stein and a $100,000 match by a special Pink Patron. For the first time, we were treated to a musical performance at Pink Aid, as co-chair Linda Couturas moved the crowd to its feet with a powerful rendition of the song “Rise Up,” accompanied by her band members. Last but never least, our show-stopping finale of Warriors strutting the runway with

Life is not about how fast you run or how high you climb, but how well you bounce. Luisa Vascotto Goldschmidt FOUNDING SPONSORS

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FOUNDING SPONSORS

Above: Graphic novelist and breast cancer survivor, Marisa Acocella, narrated her memoir, Cancer Vixen. At left: Pink Aid vice president Michele Corenman, co-chair Nancy Marshall, chairman & founding past president Amy Katz, co-chair Linda Couturas, president Tammy Zelkowitz. Photography by Bruce Plotkin

Left: Breast cancer survivor Luisa Vascotto Goldschmidt is escorted by her daugher down the runway.

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Left: Guest speaker Carolyn Gusoff shares her inspiring story. Below: Pink Aid co-presidents Ali Mitchell and Rosemary Connors thank luncheon chair Patricia Petersen of Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Reality.

& G I VI NG BACK

YEAR ANNIVERSARY LUNCHEON

FOUNDING SPONSORS

FOUNDING SPONSORS

5TH ANNUAL PINK AID LONG ISLAND

MAKING GREAT STRIDES PINK DIAMOND

PINK PURSE OPAL

PINK DIAMOND

PINK PURSE OPAL

THE WILLIAM T. MORRIS FOUNDATION

ANNALISE DESIGNS

THE WILLIAM T. MORRIS FOUNDATION

ANNALISE DESIGNS

PINK TOPAZ

PINK TOPAZ

PINK PEARL

PINK PEARL

VINCE FASHION SHOW Models walk the runway wearing stunning creations from the Vince Fall 2018 collection.

It truly was a day of celebration shared by survivors, volunteers, donors and sponsors alike. Thanks to the generosity of this community, we were able to raise over $500,000 in support of Pink Aid’s mission! The day included many special moments, from the beautiful setting created by the “Blush”-themed designer items in partnership with NYC&G magazine PINK TOURMALINE to the gorgeous “Best of Fall 2018” runway show from Vince. Guest Speaker Carolyn Gusoff’s inspiring words took us along on the roller coaster ride of breast cancer diagnosis and treatment, and her courageous personal story of facing it down with “Call Me a Survivor.” High fives from the crowd supported a recordbreaking Live Auction and paddle raise for the Wall of Compassion. The pinnacle of the day, as always, was the Celebration of Life Fashion Show, where 11 survivors walked the runway with beauty and strength, followed by a final loop of 25 alumnae models fromGENOMIC our past four events, who recieved a standing ovation. ■

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PINK TOURMALINE

The show must go on! Life is happening NOW!!!

Christina Vaccacio GENOMIC

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RICK GARCIA SALON

RICK GARCIA SALON

COLDWELL BANKER

COLDWELL BANKER

ÒTHANK YOU!Ó

ÒTHANK YOU!Ó

TO OUR GENEROUS CORPORATE SPONSORS

TO OUR GENEROUS CORPORATE SPONSORS

PLEASE SUPPORT THESE BUSINESSES IN OUR COMMUNITY.

PLEASE SUPPORT THESE BUSINESSES IN OUR COMMUNITY.

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& GIVING BACK

Models showcasing Akris fashions backstage before the show.

AKRIS, RICHARDS & BREAST CANCER ALLIANCE

FOR OUR DAUGHTERS, FOR OUR FUTURE The 23rd Annual Breast Cancer Alliance Luncheon and Fashion Show took place on Tuesday, October 30, at the Hyatt Regency Greenwich and once again raised more than $1.5M for the charity. WCBS-FM radio co-host and four-year breast cancer survivor, Patty Steele, was the guest speaker, alongside her breast surgeon and BCA Medical Advisory Board member Dr. Elisa Port, chief of breast surgery and director of the Dubin Breast Center at Mount Sinai. The event also featured a welcome reception and stunning silent auction as the 1,022 guests gathered in the hotel lobby. The annual Models of Inspiration Fashion Show, featuring 13 women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer outfitted in the latest fashions from Richards, had everyone on their feet in standing ovation, tears and applause. The event went out on a gorgeous note with a fashion week worthy runway show by the event design sponsor, Akris. â–

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The most efficient way to shop!

Reserve-In-Store While some days you may want to lose yourself in the store for hours, there are days when you’re busy, away from home or just want to shop in your PJs. That’s the time to use our Reserve-In-Store option.

Go online and shop the inventory of our nine stores. Make as many selections as you want and choose the Reserve-In-Store option. Your Style Advisor will let you know when your items are waiting for you to try on, touch and feel before you buy. There is no obligation to purchase. It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3, 4!

1. Select it.

Browse products online and shop the inventory of our nine stores. Select as many items as you want using the ÒReserve-In-StoreÓ button.

2. Reserve it. Your Style Advisor will round up all your requested items and contact you to come in—at your convenience.

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RESERVE NOW

RESERVE NOW RESERVE NOW

RESERVE NOW

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3. Try it.

You get to see, touch and feel before you buy. Your Style Advisor will have everything waiting for you.

4. Love it!

If you donÕt love it, you havenÕt bought it and donÕt have the hassle of shipping it back.

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P H O T O G R A P H Y: S E R G I O K U R H A J E C

HAIR/MAKEUP: ANTONIO DIAZ

WA R D R O B E : J A M A L LY N T R E L L & E M I LY B E N Z I G E R

L O C AT I O N : G I L L E S C L E M E N T D E S I G N S / W E S T P O R T, C T

IT’S MORE THAN JUST PUTTING ON A STUNNING SUIT OR DRESS . IT’S THE DETAILS . THE PALETTE . THE FABRIC. THE FIT . OUR STYLE ADVISORS ARE HERE TO HELP YOU MASTER THIS VERY FINE ART .

THE ART OF DRESSING WELL

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P H OTOG RAPHY: SERGIO KURHA JE C

HA IR| M A KE U P : B E RN A D IN E B IB IA N O

WA R DR O B E : W E N DY MTHIS C NPAGE ETT

SUIT, SHIRT, TIE & POCKET SQUARE: ISAIA COVER ON HER DRESS: AKRIS PUNTO ON HIM JACKET: CANALI SHIRT: BAGUTTA PANTS: HUDSON

THIS PAGE JACKET: MASSIMO ALBA SHIRT: PETER MILLAR JEANS: AG; SHOES: VINCE

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THIS PAGE DRESS: CUSHNIE SHOES: BRUNELLO CUCINELLI OPPOSITE PAGE SUIT, SHIRT & POCKET SQUARE: BRUNELLO CUCINELLI TIE: VK NAGRANI

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MAKE the WORLD YOUR STAGE THIS PAGE JACKET: MASSIMO ALBA SHIRT: PETER MILLAR JEANS: AG; SHOES: VINCE

OPPOSITE POLO & SWEATSHIRT: FAHERTY

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DRESS TO EXPRESS

create looks that tell your story.

THIS PAGE SWEATER, SHIRT & PANTS: BALDASSARI OPPOSITE SUIT: ERMENEGILDO ZEGNA SHIRT: BAGUTTA TIE: CHARVET SHOES: SANTONI

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THIS PAGE SUIT: HICKEY FREEMAN SHIRT & TIE: ETON OPPOSITE PAGE JACKET & SHIRT: OFFICINE GÉNÉRALE

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HONOR TRADITION

with a keen eye open to what’s new & next.

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THIS PAGE TUXEDO: SAMUELSOHN SHIRT & BOW TIE: ETON OPPOSITE PAGE RINGS & BRACELET: SYLVA & CIE

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THIS PAGE BRACELETS & RING: DAVID WEBB OPPOSITE PAGE DRESS: CHLOÉ

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SHOW YOUR COLORS unexpected can be unforgettable.

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THIS PAGE DRESS: AKRIS PUNTO OPPOSITE SUIT, SHIRT & TIE: ATELIER MUNRO

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artisans

soft and

SPORTY

In a lightweight sportcoat by Boglioli, less structure can mean more panache. By Karen Alberg Grossman

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BOGLIOLI CREATIVE DIRECTOR MARCO RE

t is said that change in men’s fashion is evolutionary, not revolutionary. But every so often a fashion concept emerges that totally shakes things up. Such was the case when American men were introduced to the Italian art of soft tailoring, or “empty” tailoring, as Boglioli calls it. These are suits and sportcoats with only the lightest-weight canvas between the outer fabric and the lining, so that the jacket conforms to the body. In some cases, there’s no canvas or lining at all, yet these virtually weightless garments add a hefty dose of sophistication and flair. Among the masters of unconstructed tailoring, Boglioli is an “insider’s” brand, much loved by those in the know. In fact, for several generations Boglioli crafted clothing for the most prestigious men’s designers in Italy, who sold it under their own labels. In the late 1990s, the third-generation Boglioli brothers decided to create a collection using their family name. They also began experimenting with a special dyeing and washing process that adds exceptional color and textural nuance to the garment. Boglioli managing director David Newlove explains the process: “The fabrics (often with a pattern woven in) come into our Gambara, Italy, workshop, where we craft the jackets, bundle them and send them to our tintoria in the next village. There they’re dyed and overdyed and sometimes acid-washed for a frost effect. They’re dried and hung and sent back to us for pressing and finishing. The end result: a jacket that’s so soft, luxurious and comfortable that it makes everything else in one’s closet obsolete.” For spring/summer 2019, Newlove is most excited about advancements in the garment dye process using new technology to give a totally unique color palette. “We’re introducing our iconic K jacket now with a cangiante Solaro overdye. It’s finished with a special salt treatment before it’s sent back to our workrooms for final finishing and pressing.” For the quintessential sportcoat for summer travel, Newlove suggests Boglioli’s weightless, super-soft, cotton micro-cord shirting fabric crafted into a K jacket. “In today’s era of relaxed corporate dress codes, guys truly appreciate our concept of ‘empty’ tailoring,” he says. “For many, this type of garment inevitably becomes a favorite piece of clothing—not serious, dress-for-success clothing but a suit or sportcoat to live in.”

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What’s

NEW the world of

TOM FORD READY-TO-WEAR, SHOES & HANDBAGS NOW IN WESTPORT AND GREENWICH! Fashion designer and filmmaker Tom Ford announced the creation of his eponymous brand in April 2005, after serving as creative director at Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent. Former Gucci Group President and CEO Domenico De Sole serves as chairman in Ford’s venture. After the 2007 opening of his Madison Avenue flagship, Ford presented his first highly anticipated womenswear collection in September 2010. Mitchell Stores is thrilled to introduce our customers to a curated selection of women’s shoes, handbags and ready-to-wear from one of today’s most visionary designers.

ALIX BLACK LEATHER LARGE HOBO CROSSBODY

TARA YELLOW LEATHER T CLASP MINI CROSSBODY NATALIA BLACK LEATHER SMALL CHAIN BAG

SUNSET SATIN ARCHITECTURAL HEEL SLINGBACK, 65MM

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CAROLINA HERRERA

Born and raised in Venezuela, Carolina Herrera showed her first collection at the Metropolitan Club in New York in 1981, with the encouragement of legendary Vogue editor Diana Vreeland. The iconic designer, who has dressed influential women around the world and won countless fashion awards, retired in 2018, leaving her house in the capable hands of breakout designer Wes Gordon.

DOLCE & GABBANA

What’s

NEW

Founded by Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana in 1985, the iconic Italian luxury brand is known for its unconventional and glamorous modern classicism. The brand has evolved over the years while always staying close to its roots. Its unmistakable style combines strong innovation with the Mediterranean flavor of its origins.

WOMEN’S S ’19

DISCOVER THE SEASON’S HOT NEW DESIGNERS & EXPANDED COLLECTIONS!

MARION PARKE

Podiatric surgeon Marion Parke combined her passion for shoes and foot mechanics to launch her luxury shoe collection in 2015. Created with master cobblers in Italy, every pair incorporates the brand’s unique insole, designed and sculpted to follow the foot’s natural contours. Parke has a signature design process that includes arch support, special linings for balance and medical grade materials for cushioning for a collection unparalleled in construction, fit and quality.

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SPRWMN

On a trip to Paris, designer Ambre Dahan and her mother discovered an exquisite cottonlined stretch leather. When transformed in her Los Angeles studio, the resulting clothes fit like a second skin and gave every woman who wore them the feeling that she could do anything. In early 2016, SPRWMN—read “Superwoman”— was founded.

BORGO DE NOR

ANTONELLI FIRENZE

Founded in 1950 by a lingerie manufacturer, shirt label Antonelli Firenze evolved into a global luxury brand under the direction of his two daughters, and now, his grandson Marco. In 2013, Antonelli Firenze, which is produced in Castelfiorentino, Florence, introduced a total look “made in Italy, by women for women.” The elegant collection has a discreetly Italian style that shuns excess.

London-based Borgo de Nor is the dress label of Carmen Borgonovo, former style/fashion director at top magazines, and Joana de Noronha, marketer of global fashion brands. The line celebrates the woman who lives life fully as both master and muse. Their collection combines bold hues and whimsical prints with a poetic lyricism offered in an array of versatile silhouettes. Borgo de Nor reveres the feminine essence as a creative, individualistic and powerful force.

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calling all

FASHIONISTAS The rules of fashion have changed. Today, those who are passionate about the subject are, by definition, active in cyberspace, whether they are posting their latest looks on social media or following bloggers, influencers and designers to stay up to the minute. The new digital era is all about being seen, liked and inspired creatively. This presents new challenges and opportunities to join the fashion landscape and conversation and define ourselves through style. Do we decide our own take on style? Or is it our audience: the passerby in the street or our latest follower on Instagram? The evolution of the Internet has completely changed the way we buy and wear clothing. Victoria Magrath reveals the pivotal moments that have transformed the fashion world, from the ’90s until today, and shares

her fascinating insider secrets and practical tips for navigating the everchanging fashion landscape. She also lets us know that there is always room for new stars in the high-flying fashion blogscape.

Anyone with a passion for fashion will find this an engaging and fun read. It makes a beautiful coffee table book and you’ll find a lot of eye candy on the pages as well.

MEET AUTHOR/SUPERBLOGGER VICTORIA MAGRATH Renowned British fashionista Victoria Magrath is the creator and author of the award-winning fashion, travel and beauty blog Inthefrow and is one of Instagram’s biggest fashion influencers. Magrath established her blog in 2012 as she was completing her PhD at the University of Manchester on the impact of e-commerce on consumers’ behavior, following her role there as a fashion retailing lecturer. Within the six years of her blogging career, Magrath has won seven awards including the UK’s Best Fashion Blog of 2017. Magrath has appeared in several ad campaigns and in 2017 she became a beauty ambassador for L’Oreal Paris. In 2018 Magrath became a regular fashion columnist for Glamour magazine. Follow Victoria at inthefrow.com and @inthefrow. 47

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CHRIS HEMSWORTH This Aussie actor combines talent, great looks and an impeccable fashion sense. By Daria Meoli Chris Hemsworth’s best-known acting turn is playing Thor, the superhero and hammer-wielding mythological god, in six Marvel Universe blockbuster movies. But he may be even more famous for being impossibly good-looking. The azure-eyed Australian was named People magazine’s “Sexiest Man Alive” in 2014 and recently was called “The Manliest Man in Hollywood” by GQ. A Vanity Fair writer who profiled the heartthrob noted that Hemsworth’s “handsomeness is so extreme it can’t be denied or ignored, or even played down.” All this effusive adoration could go to a guy’s head, but this down-to-earth family man can cut through the puff with self-deprecating humor. Thus Hemsworth lampooned himself on Saturday Night Live: “When I got to Hollywood, they said I’d never make it as an actor—they said I was too tall, too blond, my muscles were too big....” And he had tongue firmly in cheek playing Kevin, a hot-but-dumb receptionist in the 2016 Ghostbusters reboot, riffing with improv dynamos Kate McKinnon, Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy. Like other Aussie imports—including Naomi Watts and Simon Baker— Hemsworth began his acting career on the Down-Under soap opera Home and Away. American audiences were introduced to Hemsworth in 2009 when he played George Kirk in Star Trek. Since then he’s played a hacker (in 2015’s Blackhat), a huntsman—a title character in the fantasy films Snow White and the Huntsman (2012) and The Huntsman: The Winter’s War (2016) and the hard-drinking, womanizing Formula One race-car driver James Hunt in the biographical Rush (2013). The actor, who turns 36 in August, will portray Thor for the seventh time in a new Avengers flick this sum-

mer. As if one summer blockbuster isn’t enough, Hemsworth also will star in a Men in Black spin-off. Growing up, Hemsworth’s family moved several times among Melbourne, the remote town of Bulman (a cattle station in the Australia’s Northern Territory outback) and Phillip Island, where he first fell in love with surfing. He’s the middle child between two four-letter L-words, older brother Luke and younger brother Liam. They’re actors too. In fact, the Aussie’s seminal superhero role nearly went to Liam instead. Hemsworth’s initial audition for Thor went so badly he didn’t hear back from producers for months, while his brother received several callbacks for the part. When Hemsworth finally got called in for a second audition, his improved reading was fueled by a new motivation, as he told W: “Maybe frustration that my little brother had gotten further than me. A little sibling rivalry sort of kicked up.” Score a win for the middle kid. The bankable leading man’s style has been likened to those of the late Steve McQueen and James Dean because he favors looks that are classic masculine. He is often seen out-and-about in a dark pair of jeans—fitted but never skinny—with a white shirt and a casual leather jacket with gold-rimmed aviator glasses or classic Ray-Ban Wayfarers. When it’s time to hit the red carpet, Hemsworth rocks well-tailored, dark-hued suits. He pairs jackets and pants with slouchy, untucked cotton T-shirts or flexible cotton button-ups with at least two top buttons undone. He’s a master of making an open collar work for formal occasions. While Hemsworth shines as bright as any star in Hollywood, this husband (to actress Elsa Pataky) and father (of 6-year-old daughter India and 4-year-old twin sons Sasha and Tristan) moved his brood out of L.A. in 2015. Yearning to return to the natural space—and pace—of his home country, he relocated his family to Byron Bay, a beach town on Australia’s east coast near some legendary surf breaks. When off-set and miles away from trendy L.A., Hemsworth’s style reflects the proud beach-bum side of his personality—a dayto-day look that consists of Hurley board shorts and a T-shirt. He has said he spends a lot of time at the beach and likes to wear earthy tones in that environment. On screen, at the point break or at a premiere, this Aussie hunk bears watching.

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C.P. COMPANY

The original Italian sportswear brand, C.P. Company was founded in 1975 by the iconic designer Massimo Osti. For nearly 45 years, C.P. Company has pursued its signature hybridization of function and radical fabric innovation.

SWET TAILOR

What’s

NEW

Launched in 2015, SWET Tailor is defining a new kind of casual. It started with a simple idea: to make a pair of pants that looked like jeans but felt as good as sweats. Founders Adam Bolden and David Kranz joined forces to bring this effortless style to a man’s entire wardrobe, creating a new EveryDay EveryWear dressing category.

MEN’S S ’19

DISCOVER THE SEASON’S HOT NEW DESIGNERS & EXPANDED COLLECTIONS!

M. SINGER Founder and creative director Matthew Singer is committed to “redefining what comfortable looks like.” He creates core basics and essentials for the modern man with a classic sensibility. All products are 100% made in the U.S. with beautiful quality fabrics and deliver strong value.

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AZTECH MOUNTAIN

Born in Aspen. Designed in New York City. Worn everywhere. Aztech Mountain produces adventure-ready performance sportswear for the globally active man. With Olympic gold medalist and World Cup ski racing champion Bode Miller on board as co-owner and chief innovation officer, the performance and function of each style are seamlessly combined with luxury textiles and perfect fits.

BALDESSARINI Baldessarini is an international premium fashion brand for men who share a passion for craftsmanship and quality materials. Baldessarini garments are designed to become true companions, rather than fast-moving trends. Men who wear Baldessarini know where they are going in life and can carry off unlikely combinations with a smile and a wink. They are adventurous, sometimes surprising and always relaxed.

HARRYS OF LONDON Launched in 2008, shoe brand Harrys of London is influenced by technology and innovation. The brand evolved by rethinking each element of the shoe: the upper material, lining, internal reinforcements and most importantly, sole construction. In collaboration with Technogel, they developed a signature gel innersole that offers excellent cushioning and a new kind of comfort that is soft, stable and functional.

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MARCO PESCAROLO In 1999, Marco Pescarolo and his wife Anna de Matteis opened the first Neapolitan handmade pant company. With de Matteis’ background— working in her parents’ famed fine European fabrics shop in Naples—Pescarolo procures the widest range of luxurious fabrics on the market, from cashmere to Japanese denim.

TINTORIA MATTEI

DESIGNER SPOTLIGHT

Founded in 1954, Tintoria Mattei recalls an era of timeless elegance. All shirts have a retro look and an attitude that corresponds to the man wearing them: a globetrotter with a penchant for enjoying life and the images and passions of everyday living. The fabrication of cuffs, finishing of the placket and the two shallow-hole buttons that the founder used in the 1950s are details appreciated by the man who looks for beauty in small, meaningful gestures.

BERLUTI FURNISHINGS Founded in Paris in 1895 by an Italian bootmaker and owned by the LVMH group since 1993, Berluti has sealed its reputation as a fashion house specializing in menswear, blending expertise with tradition and modernity. We are thrilled to bring a widely expanded collection of Berluti furnishings this season!

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What’s

NEW STRAIGHT FROM

ITALY

Exclusively in our stores, we are pleased to introduce our customers to some of Italy’s most highly regarded artisanal designers, many of whom have never been offered in the United States. FEDELI

Fedeli is a family company with more than 80 years of presence in the market, currently managed by its third generation with a fourth now entering the company. Today, Fedeli is a “total look” apparel company positioned at the high end of the luxury wear spectrum.

MANTO Named for the Italian word for “mantle,” the original outerwear of their ancestors, and Mantova, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Manto is “cultural outerwear made in Italy.” Manto believes a great coat is a combination of style, details, fabrics and philosophy. Dedicated to preserving Italian tradition and handcrafted details, all garments are sewed in Italy by Italian hands.

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Make it your style. Choose your favorite silhouette from eight stunning styles as well as dress and sleeve length.

MICHAEL KORS Be “red carpet ready�! Make your favorite Michael Kors Collection piece one of a kind. For the first time ever, we present a unique opportunity to customize pieces from the favorite designer of many of the most influential women and celebrities worldwide. Make it your own with design choices from head-to-toe, including dress style and length, sleeve length, beadwork, animal/other prints, embroidery, tulle, color and more!

custom

Design your details. Choose from more than 35 hand-embroidered fabrications as well as the style of beadwork and tulle color, if desired.

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EVENINGWEAR

Spring is the season for weddings, special celebrations and festivities! We are excited to offer our customers an opportunity to create bespoke dresses, jumpsuits and much more. Express yourself in a design that is uniquely you.

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Mother of the bride or groom? Second wedding? Very special occasion coming up? Turn heads and express your style in one-of-a-kind eveningwear. SAFIYAA Timeless, chic, bespoke. Safiyaa celebrates femininity and all that makes a woman beautiful with unapologetic confidence. Striking silhouettes in luxe fabrics and rich colors are fused with artisanal craftsmanship to create a demi-couture collection for day to night. Every item created in the Safiyaa atelier is made-to-order by a team of dedicated artisans. Crafted from start to finish by hand, the signature feminine tailoring is as powerful as the eveningwear is elegant.

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Olivine Gabbro’s designs evoke a woman’s inner beauty, radiance and elegance through each classically chic and well-crafted piece. Through her renowned custom services, designer Grace Kang offers both made-to-measure and bespoke services from classic, tailored day-wear to one-of-a-kind evening and bridal couture. The Art of Collaboration Customize your fabric, silhouette and fit with the help of your personal Style Advisor.

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AMANYARA TURKS AND CAICOS

THE CARIBBEAN’S ULTIMATE DESTINATION

zen PARADISE AMANYARA’S OPEN-AIR PAVILIONS AND VILLAS BRING A PEACEFUL ASIAN VIBE TO THE CARIBBEAN. With properties in locations of sublime beauty, the Aman luxury hotel brand is a favorite of discerning travelers globally. Designed to showcase stunning natural surroundings, Aman resorts are known for tranquil simplicity, bespoke service and extreme privacy. While most of Aman’s 33 resorts are in Asia, one of its most extraordinary locales is on the nearby island of Providenciales in Turks and Caicos, home to some of the world’s most

highly ranked beaches. Situated along the pristine reefs of Northwest Point Marine National Park, Amanyara draws its name from aman, a Sanskrit word for “peace,” and yara, which means “place” in the language of the Arawak Amerindians. While just 25 minutes from the airport, Amanyara lies at the end of a long sandy road, offering a feeling of peace, seclusion and remote bliss. Amanyara has a striking minimalistic Asian aesthetic. Hotel rooms take the form of 38 timbershingled pavilions, each with zen-like outdoor space and open views of the ocean, reflective ponds and lush coastal

vegetation. All have terraces, wooden sun decks and king-size beds. Also dotting the coastline are 18 grand villas, each on over 1.5 acres and serviced by a chef and a host. The overall staff-toguest ratio at Amanyara is four to one. At the restaurant, guests dine either indoors or out, beside a large central pond. Freshly caught seafood is the focus, complemented by organic produce from the resort’s aquaponic vegetable garden. Whether you want to engage in whale watching, a peaceful yoga class, spa nirvana or just read a book in an unforgettably magical setting, Amanyara is the ultimate nearby escape.

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THE TURQUOISE WATERS OF PROVIDENCIALES OFFER AN UNDERWATER WONDERLAND OF CORAL REEFS, RUNNING PARALLEL TO AMANYARA’S LONG, SECLUDED BEACH. HAWKSBILL TURTLES, HUMPBACK WHALES AND HUNDREDS OF BIRD SPECIES ARE FREQUENT VISITORS.

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BEACH STREET TO

COOL, BREEZY & UTTERLY KNOCKOUT LOOKS THAT TAKE YOU FROM TOWN TO SHORE AND BACK AGAIN. PHOTOGRAPHY: SERGIO KURHAJEC HAIR/MAKEUP: ANTONIO DIAZ

STYLING: WENDY MCNETT

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SHIRT: ETRO SHORTS: BRUNELLO CUCINELLI SCARF: LORO PIANA

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THE LONG & SHORT OF IT: OPEN DRESS + SHORTS OR PANTS = SUMMER CHIC THIS PAGE ROMPER: BORGO DE NOR OPPOSITE PAGE JEANS, DRESS & SANDAL: BRUNELLO CUCINELLI

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ADD A BELT BAG: THE SEASON’S MOST COVETED ACCESSORY THIS PAGE TANK: BRUNELLO CUCINELLI PANT: VINCE BELT BAG: FENDI OPPOSITE PAGE JUMPSUIT & BELT: MICHAEL KORS COLLECTION SHOES: BRUNELLO CUCINELLI

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LOOSEN UP! STAY COOL WITH FABRICS THAT FLOW THIS PAGE T-SHIRT: AKRIS SKIRT: VINCE OPPOSITE DRESS: VINCE RING: DAVID WEBB

THIS PAGE SWEATER: SAMANTHA SUNG

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MIX & MASH: SURPRISE WITH UNEXPECTED PAIRINGS THIS PAGE SWEATER: VALENTINO SWIMSUIT: FENDI PANTS: DOROTHEE SCHUMACHER EARRINGS: ALBERTO MILANI CROSSBODY BAG: BRUNELLO CUCINELLI OPPOSITE PAGE TOP & SKIRT: MICHAEL KORS COLLECTION

THIS PAGE DRESS: FENDI OPPOSITE JACKET: OSCAR DE LA RENTA BLOUSE: BRUNELLO CUCINELLI PANTS: ADRIANO GOLDSCHMIED

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THIS PAGE DRESS: LELA ROSE OPPOSITE PAGE SWEATER: MICHAEL KORS COLLECTION JEANS: R13

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EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED

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DIAMONDS ...are spectacular!

Some of the world’s most exquisite diamonds can be found in our store. Who knew?

KWIAT

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or more than twenty years, Mitchell Stores has built a reputation as one of the world's finest resources for diamonds and jewelry.

SELECTION. We are honored to offer designer diamonds and fine jewelry from the world’s most prestigious diamond houses, including Kwiat, Oscar Heyman and Louis Newman. In addition to our inventory, we can source any kind of diamond imaginable through our global network of sightholders and brokers.

VALUE. Our educated customers that have purchased diamonds elsewhere are repeatedly surprised by the excellent value we offer in our diamonds. Our reputation in the diamond business combined with the volume we generate has given us “global buying power,” enabling us to offer extremely competitive pricing.

TRUST. Diamonds are a serious investment and for us, a business we take very seriously. There is no substitute for making important purchases from people you know and trust. We stand firmly behind every piece of diamond jewelry we sell, as well as the service and craftsmanship that go into it.

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DIAMONDS ...are engaging!

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LEFT TO RIGHT, TOP: KWIAT, KWIAT, LOUIS NEWMAN LEFT TO RIGHT, BOTTOM: KWIAT, KWIAT, NAM CHO

CELEBRATE SPECIAL MOMENTS. Whether you’re looking for that first engagement ring or a show-stopping upgrade, we will find the perfect diamond to fit your need. No matter what cut, setting or carat size you seek, you’ll find it in our extraordinary wedding band collections. Or choose from stunning designs that alternate diamonds with sapphires or other gems. Make sure everyone knows how much you love her!

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DIAMONDS ...are perfect for all occasions!

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ASSAEL

ake a statement with sensational pieces suitable for life’s grandest events. Diamonds are the ultimate gift of love that are sure to become tomorrow’s treasured heirloom. TIMELESS GIFTS. • Birthday • Graduation • Anniversary • Just because I love you...

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LEFT TO RIGHT: CARTIER, LOUIS NEWMAN

Whether you are looking for serious pieces or something fun, youÕll find it in our dazzling collections.

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MOTION Today’s luxury lightweight performance fabrics won’t slow you down, and they’ll keep you looking sharp.

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Who would have thought donning a navy suit could feel so freeing? Cotton stretch chalk-stripe jogger suit and Giza cotton sweatshirt by Eleventy. Loafers by Trask.

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Not your father’s navy blazer, this unstructured jacket is crafted in Italy from Dustin cashmere knit with stretch. Perfect with dress pants or jeans, this sportcoat will take you anywhere. Sportcoat, shirt and jeans by Isaia.

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The advanced technology used in this knit polo allows moisture to evaporate from your body into the air so you won’t feel sweaty while hitting birdies or slamming aces. Shirt and pants by Isaia.

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Luxury knit joggers are comfortable enough to sleep in while stylish enough to wear out and about. And yes, they pair well with tailored clothing, so you can change up your office garb. Jacket, drawstring sweatpants and polo shirt by Ermenegildo Zegna and loafers by Magnanni.

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Sportcoat or cardigan? You decide. The unstructured tailoring will be the most comfortable and versatile garment you’ll ever wear. Sportcoat and shirt by Samuelsohn and pants by Eleventy.

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fitness

take a

HIKE

On trails like these six you’ll reap benefits physically, mentally, spiritually—and scenically. By Daria Meoli

H

iking is having a moment. Whether it’s the exercise or the pure fresh air folks crave—or simply a brief, scenic escape from routine—record numbers are enjoying this outdoor activity, from Snow Lake Trail near Seattle to the end of the Appalachian Trail at Mount Katahdin in Maine. Hiking can be a strenuous challenge. But even at its most leisurely it gets you off the couch—and into nature. It requires stability, mobility, endurance and strength, and has many fitness benefits. Just one hour of trekking can burn up to 500 calories, depending on the incline level and the load being carried. While hiking is a powerful cardio workout, the trails are also less taxing on your joints than asphalt or concrete, making this activity more forgiving on ankles and knees than running. The sport builds strength in your glutes, quads, hamstrings, hips and lower legs while boosting bone density and improving blood pressure. It may even be a cancer fighter: According to a study published in the International Journal of Sports Medicine, long-distance hiking trips may improve antioxidative capacity, which helps fight off disease. Being out in the wild, away from everyday stress factors and tech toys, can get your mind and spirit in better shape too. It can increase attention span and boost creative problem-solving. Hiking is a proven meditative activity because the repetitive motion of strides is calming; it decreases stress response and lowers the body’s cortisol levels. Some studies show that people regularly exposed to natural surroundings have decreased depression, anxiety, cognitive decline, headaches and inflammation. Some fitness experts predict that hiking will become more popular than yoga as a stress-busting workout. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned hiker, there are magnificent trails all across the country that will get your heart pumping vigorously while you enjoy spectacular views. Here are a standout half-dozen.* *Trail difficulty rankings are sourced from Alltrails.com, an off-road recreation website.

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MCWAY FALLS OVERLOOK TRAIL, JULIA PFEIFFER BURNS STATE PARK Big Sur, California

HOH RIVER TRAIL, OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK Forks, Washington

Along the storied California coast between Los Angeles and San Francisco lies Big Sur, a jewel of the Pacific Coast. This trail offers a nearly flat stroll that ends with flawless views of the iconic McWay Falls. Here, water drops 80 feet from a granite cliff into a sandy cove below and flows into the mighty Pacific Ocean. And also check out the one-mile Partington Cove Trail, also in the park. This steep but short hike will take you across a rustic wooden bridge, then down a 60-foot tunnel where you emerge onto the park’s only beach access. Sadly, it is advised that hikers confirm that the trails are open before heading to Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, as recent wildfires may have closed some of them.

The scenery along this route can best be described as an enchanted forest. Winding through one of the few true rainforests left on the planet, the Hoh River Trail features moss-covered stones along the picturesque river, ancient trees towering over beds of ferns and Roosevelt elk feeding in meadows with sweeping mountain views. Most of the trail is flat and appropriate for all fitness levels. However, the last five miles of the journey become more strenuous, so beginners may want to plan to end their hike near Five Mile Island or Lewis Meadow. For more seasoned hikers looking to push through, the payoff is huge. From here it’s nine more miles to the Blue Glacier Overlook, where visitors see an impressive slab of a glacier along the side of Mount Olympus.

Difficulty Level: Easy

Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate

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WEST BEACH TRAIL, INDIANA DUNES NATIONAL LAKESHORE Porter, Indiana

WAVE TRAIL,VERMILION CLIFFS NATIONAL MONUMENT Kanab, Utah

Located just 50 miles south of Chicago along beautiful Lake Michigan, Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore offers raw coastal beauty and a variety of habitats. Visitors can access the lakeshore by car or by boat. The West Beach Trail System offers hikers unique bird-watching, secluded pathways lined with wildflowers and jack pines and, of course, one-of-a-kind water views from a succession of colossal dunes. This trail system has two different hikes—a three-and-a-half mile trek that takes about three hours or a one-mile hike that can be done in about an hour. Summer hikers should pack a bathing suit. After a good walking workout, visitors can cool down in the lake or just relax on the sandy beach.

With its swirling red sandstone walls, Antelope Canyon in Page, Arizona, is one of the most surreal scenes in the country. But interest in this iconic slot canyon is so high that visitors must explore with a guide and contend with crowds at any time of year. However, the Wave Trail across the Utah boarder in Vermilion Cliffs National Monument offers hikers a similarly psychedelic environment without the crowds (only 20 people are given permits to hike this trail per day) and an opportunity to be active. The desert trail starts at Coyote Buttes and winds through enormous Navajo sandstone walls made of curvy layers of red, pink and yellow rock. More experienced hikers should continue the adventure down the trail to see more unbelievable rock formations and stellar views, such as Top Arch and Melody Arch. A word to the wise: While the exclusivity of this fivemile trail makes it special, learn how to apply for a permit in advance at the Bureau of Land Management’s official website. The out-of-this-world location is worth the extra planning.

Difficulty Level: Moderate

Difficulty Level: Moderate

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MARYLAND HEIGHTS LOOP, HARPERS FERRY NATIONAL HISTORIC PARK Harpers Ferry, West Virginia

SAM’S POINT AND VERKEERDER KILL FALLS TRAIL Cragsmoor, New York

History buffs will rejoice along this Mid-Atlantic hiking trail. The loop starts and finishes in the quaint West Virginia village of Harpers Ferry. The town itself is a National Historic Park, brimming with 19th-century architecture, museums, exhibits, trades workshops and living history events. The hiking trail passes the remains of a naval artillery battery built in 1862 and a Union army fort built in 1863. Other Civil War remnants seen along the way include ammunition pits and breastworks. The path gets more intense as you climb cliffs that overlook Harpers Ferry with stunning views of the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers. After a strenuous hike, visitors can reward themselves to True Treats Historic Candy, a store near the trail’s end in downtown Harpers Ferry that specializes in sweets from the 1500s through the mid-1900s.

The star of this hike is the Verkeerderkill Falls, where a 180foot waterfall drops to the bottom of an isolated canyon. Access to cliffs around the canyon is unfettered and hikers feel as though they are the first humans to discover the scene. Spring and summer are the best times of year to see the falls in full, rushing glory. Hikers can also climb down steep rock and a series of ladders for a third of a mile into ice caves cold enough to hold snow through July. The trail winds through an endangered dwarf pitch pine barren and abandon berry-picker shacks, remnants from a time when the area was a source for wild blueberry gathering. Hikers mount several cliffs—including Sam’s Point—for views of High Point Monument in New Jersey, the Hudson Valley and the Catskill Mountains.

Difficulty Level: Difficult

Difficulty Level: Difficult

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In honor of Father’s Day, top menswear execs share lessons they’ve learned from Dad. By Karen Alberg Grossman “Whoever does not have a good father should procure one,” advised the German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche. The importance of fatherhood is universally recognized, as is the tremendous impact fathers have. Here, top menswear execs share some of the wisdom they’ve derived from their dads:

Ermenegildo Zegna, CEO of Ermenegildo Zegna “My father Angelo was my role model. He taught me the importance of family and how to lead by example. He showed his children the significance of having vision, of taking risks, of thinking longterm. Most important, my father had a strong sense of humility and discipline. I am forever grateful to have learned these attributes from such an important figure in my life.” Brunello Cucinelli, CEO and founder of Brunello Cucinelli “Be ever so careful that the ox does not step out of the furrow.” As odd as this might sound, the greatest teaching I received from my father stems from this warning. My family were farmers in Umbria, and each of us had a precise task to carry out in order to make ends meet. One of my tasks was to lead the oxen during ploughing, while my father would operate the plough behind me. Once our work was done, he would stare at the newly traced furrows and say with satisfaction: ‘See how perfectly straight they are? Good job!’ And when I asked him why it was so important, he would reply: ‘Because they look better straight!’ “As a teenager I did not pay much attention. But over the years I’ve started to slowly understand how many things were meant by that apparently simple warning, and how important they all were. “I understood that the ploughshare, polished by use, shines in the sun like the purity of human labor; that the furrow is like the womb of generous Mother Earth; that year after year, through our ploughing, we were writing the great book of fathers; that tradition holds the values of the brightest future; that the straight furrow represents the integrity of the righteous. “Last but not least, I understood that beauty is indispensable for a good life. I thank my father and, so far, I’ve always tried to live by his teachings.” Arnold Silverstone, creative director of Samuelsohn and Hickey Freeman “My dad Peter is a judicious businessman, a loving, devoted family man, a competitive sportsman

and a generous human being. He’s set the bar high in terms of how to live life with passion, commitment and integrity. “It’s no surprise that I followed his footsteps into the fashion business. Because he had his own tailored clothing company, I was able to study by his side from childhood. He always had the courage to allow me to fail and learn from my mistakes; he was always there for me when I needed him. Among my greatest joys has been having him with me during several of my career high points and to see the pride in his eyes. That’s the same pride I’ve always had for my incredible dad.” Mike Faherty, co-founder of Faherty Brand “I’ve always had a fascination with clothing and style. My dad Roger, who worked in finance on Wall Street, was a sharp dresser with genuine flair and a deep appreciation for quality fabrics and construction, which certainly rubbed off on me. I remember his closet full of tailored suits neatly lined up for the week and the perfectly soft Hawaiian shirts he would wear with panache in the summer. The clothing brand my brother and I founded six years ago is in many ways an homage to our dad.” Gianluca Isaia, CEO of Isaia “‘My Way” sung by Frank Sinatra was my father’s favorite song, and it’s the way he lived his life. Everything I know about our business I learned from my father, Enrico. He was a risk-taker and pioneer in his field, taking over for my grandfather to run

the second generation business. “Throughout my career, I had the great fortune to travel across the globe with this man who taught me every aspect of the business. Everything you do has an impact. It was amazing to work alongside him and experience firsthand the evolution of the brand. One piece of advice he gave me was the Latin phrase ‘Etiam capillus unus habet umbram suam,’ which means even a single hair casts a shadow. “My father had a great sense of style and was one of the first members of Pitti Uomo [the menswear trade show in Florence], which he attended regularly throughout his lifetime. He loved the Neapolitan classics and took styling references from elegant Neapolitan men as well as from Toto and other Italian film greats. Ultimately, though, my father taught me to define my own sense of style. “We carry on his legacy at Isaia by working hard and never compromising who we are and our own identity—made in Napoli.”

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