Friday, 29 November 2013

Hello My Name is Paul Smith: Design Museum, London

The Paul Smith exhibition at Design Museum celebrates the designers world of creation, inspiration, collaboration, wit and beauty. The exhibition includes a recreation of Paul's personal office, containing a myriad of books and objects that are a continual source of inspiration, and the behind-the-scenes reveal the inner workings and influences of the Paul Smith brand. The different stages of design and production are explored, offering a rich insight into his design process, highlighting the principles of traditional craftsmanship of tailoring and techniques. Mannequins designed and produced by the very talented team at Proportion showcase Paul's creations beautifully. This exhibition is not to be missed!

Paul Smith, Design Museum, London - Proportion Mannequins
Paul Smith, Design Museum, London

Paul Smith, Design Museum, London
Paul Smith, Design Museum, London

Monday, 25 November 2013

Window Sculpture: Karen Millen, London

Window sculpture seems to be on everyone's radar at the moment in London. Creating a masterpiece central to the display scheme is key to achieving high impact visual merchandising. Following the success of the RIBA collaborations on Regent Street earlier this year, the Karen Millen Christmas windows echo the simplicity and visual intelligence executed by the more architectural art led visual merchandising schemes. The continuation of design from one window to another proves narrative can be driven sequentially through all aspects of the customer journey.   

Karen Millen, Regent Street, London
Karen Millen, Regent Street, London

Sunday, 24 November 2013

Frosty White: Calvin Klein & Guess, London

It's getting frosty in London's Regent Street with Calvin Klein opting for this traditional visual merchandising technique and Guess capturing frozen icy textures through their snowy park scene. These stylized mannequins at Guess work perfectly with the product whilst the composition of the window is harmoniously positioned. 
Guess, Regent Street, London 
Calvin Klein Jeans, Regent Street, London 

Thursday, 7 November 2013

Window Focal Fixtures: Levis & Jaeger, London

We love the emphasis stores are making right now on these giant sized window fixtures. Playful, practical and sculptural; Levis in Regent Street have created an angular sculpted threshold focal point for big impact whilst Jaeger have employed an eye-catching geometric focal fixture which takes centre stage.

Jaeger, Regent Street London
Levis, Regent Street London

Monday, 4 November 2013

Graphic Illustration: Dover Street Market, Top Shop & Irregular Choice, London

The ever growing trend for graphic illustrative windows has taken the visual merchandising world by storm this season; Top Shop have opted for a graffiti like prints, Dover Street Market has driven the heritage of the stores's identity through graphic installations of Japanese style comic prints and Irregular Choice on Carnaby Street takes on a whole new meaning of store tattooing!

Dover Street Market, London 
Top Shop, Oxford Circus London
Irregular Choice, Carnaby Street London

Saturday, 2 November 2013

Live Artists: Tods at Selfridges & Get Creative at Liberty, London

Liberty's 10 day 'Get Creative' program features live artist demonstrations in the windows, showing the real craft behind the product, offering customers to bespoke their own gift or learn a new craft. Over Oxford Street, luxury leather brand Tods are featuring live shoe crafting on the shop floor within Selfridges fabulous shoe department...London's experiential retailing at its best. 

Tods at Selfridges, London: Live Craftmanship

Liberty, London: Get Creative initiative
Liberty, London: Get Creative initiative