My first retail love affair was for Fiorucci. The King's Road Fiorucci shop and the store on Brompton Road became my obsession. The Memphis designed interior, the racks of denim and the Barbara Hulanicki make up became a template that I wanted to recreate with my first retail store, SHOP.

When Fiorucci relaunched in 1995 we took it upon ourselves to shout about it from the roof tops and managed to gain a huge amount of media coverage across all categories of the new Fiorucci licensed business. I eventually travelled to Milan and met Elio Fiorucci above the Galleria Passarella and as a gift he gave me a copy of the seminal Eve Babitz book on Fiorucci which he signed which I treasure to this day. My personal style bible.