Retail concepts

Watch this: the Fiorucci documentary



Fiorucci film You Will Be With Us In Paradise Nowness Disneyrollergirl

Nowness’s first long form documentary is worth a watch. You Will Be With Us In Paradise by Isaac Lock looks at the relaunch of influential fashion brand Fiorucci two years ago by Knickerbox entrepreneurs Janie and Stephen Schaffer.

The best bits are interviews with original Fiorucci collaborators Oliviero Toscani, Franco Marabelli, (the Italians have great eyewear btw), Philip Monoghan and Joey Arias. (more…)



Can Dover Street Parfums Market reinvent beauty retail?



Dover Street Parfums Market 11 Bis Rue Elzevir 75003 Paris

I was in Paris for a couple of days this week but I just missed the new opening from the Dover Street Market clan. I’m back again on Friday though so I’m planning to pop in to Dover Street Parfums Market, the new outpost that focuses solely on beauty. I feel it’s a good time for an entirely new beauty concept store and who better to orchestrate it than Rei and Adrian, with the help of Sarah Andelman (of Colette fame)?

“I want to find the equivalents of Simone Rocha and Craig Green in the beauty business,” says Dover Street Market CEO Adrian Joffe (more…)



At Asystem, ‘betterment’ is wellness for the macho guy



Asystem wellness and betterment brand for men

Dear men, the wellness industry is coming for you. And it has a macho-er (read: competitive) name – ‘betterment’. For this you can thank Oli Walsh the founder of the influential Wednesday creative agency, and Josh LeVine of Frame denim, who together have just launched Asystem.

Asystem aims to make it ‘as easy as possible for men to feel, look and perform at their best’, with an initial capsule subscription skincare and ingestibles line. The skincare consists of a Clinique-esque cleanser, moisturiser and “rebuilding” cream (for $45 a month), and the energy, stamina and focus-boosting ingestibles cost $75 a month. Or you can get the combined ‘Total Body System’ for $99 a month.

Asystem wellness and betterment brand for men

With its accompanying nutrition, mind and body blog, and a coffee table book celebrating aspirational tastemakers, it certainly seems to tick all the zeitgeist boxes for the 21st century self-improvement guy. Oh and for the full goopification-for-guys monty, there’s the BeachHouse event ‘space’ for meet-ups and mind-body lectures.

Asystem wellness and betterment brand for men

It all sounds a bit colour-by-numbers, but the founders have form – and major industry clout. If their combined network of friends and influencers in high places helps spread the word, they have a ready-made head start in the game. It just remains for the products to, well, perform…

WORDS: Disneyrollergirl / Navaz Batliwalla
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Venetia Scott style



Venetia Scott exhibition Matches

Loving this style profile of Venetia Scott on Matchesfashion.com. Scott is a photographer, stylist and fashion director of British Vogue, and was also instrumental in making Marc Jacobs the must-have insider label of the 2000s.

In collaboration with Matches, she has her first photography exhibition, ‘Fragile Face Lay Flat’ showing at the Matches Townhouse, 5 Carlos Place, London, W1, from 16-28 September 2019. More info here. (more…)