System Magazine - Issue No. 17
System explores with style and substance the dialogues at the heart of the global fashion industry. Its biannual magazine offers exclusive long-format conversations with fashion’s most relevant, most powerful and most opinionated individuals, accompanied by portfolios created by the industry’s most in-demand image-makers. Exploring and commenting on fashion’s constantly shifting landscape, System is a platform for deep thoughts and real opinions – shared within the industry and, in turn, influencing the broader world. United Kingdom.
In the issue: System explores the future of shopping featuring cover stars Mr Ji, founder and chairman of SKP Beijing, and José Neves, founder of Farfetch. In February of this year, it was reported that SKP Beijing had become the highest-performing luxury department store in the world. The news highlighted what is arguably the defining transition – both pre- and post-pandemic – for the global luxury fashion market: Chinese consumer appetite and purchasing power is now sustaining the profitability of many Western brands. System has spent the past six months exploring the world of SKP for their cover story. This is the first time its founder and chairman Mr Ji had ever agreed to be interviewed, so they took full advantage and invited Patrizio Bertelli, CEO of Prada, and Jonathan Anderson, creative director of Loewe and JW Anderson, to record conversations with him, before Mr Ji led photographer Juergen Teller on a personal guided tour through SKP’s younger-and-edgier sister store, SKP-S. System's second cover story features José Neves, founder of e-commerce giant Farfetch. In a wide-ranging interview, Neves discusses the realities of online success in lockdown, the convergence of virtual and physical fashion, and how the Farfetch-coined ‘Luxury New Retail’ is transforming the shopping experience.
Issue contributors include: Marika-Ella Ames, Andrea Artemisio, Tim Blanks, Brianna Capozzi, Camille Charrière, Cali Thornhill Dewitt, Claudia Donaldson, Angelo Flaccavento, Kim Hastreiter, Takashi Homma, Jun Ishida, Luca Khouri, Patrick Li, Lucia Liu, Steven Meisel, Pierre Mornet, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Benoît Peverelli, Robert Polidori, Loïc Prigent, Olivier Rizzo, Akeem Smith, Jerry Stafford, Juergen Teller, Elie Top, Willy Vanderperre, Leslie Zhang, and more!
- 9 x 12", 349 pages