Monday, 30 December 2013

Isabella Blow: Fashion Galore at Somerset House, London

Somerset House, in partnership with the Isabella Blow Foundation and Central Saint Martins, presents Isabella Blow: Fashion Galore!, a major fashion exhibition celebrating the extraordinary life and wardrobe of the late British patron of fashion and art. The amazing story of Isabella's life includes a wonderful collection of Alexander McQueen and Philip Tracey masterpieces which are completely awe absolute must see at Somerset House until March 2014. 

Isabella Blow; Fashion Galore at Somerset House, London
Isabella Blow; Fashion Galore at Somerset House, London

Sunday, 29 December 2013

Animal Fair: Anthropologie, Saks and Salvatore Ferragamo, NYC

The more exotic or quirky the animal the better in fashion windows right now! Polar bears, ducks, squirrels, and the occasional Yeti can be seen on the streets of NYC this winter. Playful and artistic approach to seasonal schemes which attract the adults (plus kids) in hoards...
Antrhopologie, NYC: Bear made from dowling
Saks, 5th Avenue, NYC: Yeti, digital animated scheme
Salvatore Ferragamo: Silver Zebras take centre stage

Wednesday, 25 December 2013

Louise Wilkinson: V&A Shop, Victoria & Albert Museum, London

Illustrator Louise Wilkinson is currently in collaboration with the V&A Shop. The solo exhibition ‘Beneath the Willow Tree’ will run until February 2014, to coincide with the celebration of the ‘Blue Willow’ pattern and the V&A’s new exhibition ‘Masterpieces of Chinese Painting’.‘Beneath the Willow Tree’ showcases an entirely new body of ten art works, Louise has created some of her largest work to date. The centre piece of the exhibition features a wonderful deer illustration suspended in the grand shop windows at the entrance to the V&A. You can find more of Louise's gorgeous ceramic designs

Louise Wilkinson in Collaboration with V&A Shop, London
Louise Wilkinson in Collaboration with V&A Shop, London
Louise Wilkinson in Collaboration with V&A Shop, London

Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Gem Colours: Louis Vuitton, Juicy Couture, Urban Outfitters & DKNY, NYC

Bringing you a little Christmas cheer through these beautiful bright jewel coloured store windows; a true escape from the grey winter skies! Bold colour statement windows from Louis Vuitton and Juicy Couture using a kaleidoscopic range of hues framed by gold, absolutely stunning.

Juicy Couture, 5th Ave, NYC: Wild & Bright Christmas Scheme
Louis Vuitton, NYC: Brights Christmas Scheme
DKNY, Madison, NYC: Illuminated Brights
Urban Outfitters, NYC: Window Vinyl Brights 

Sunday, 22 December 2013

Traveller Art: Anthropologie & D&G, NYC

Visual merchandising is showing its traditional folk craft side through the emerging art traveller theme. Tapestry, woven fabrics, heavy patterned prints with jewel like colours are adorning our window displays in a luxe over-embellished way. D&G and Anthropologie NYC are some of the best examples at the moment over in NYC...

Anthropologie, Rockefeller Store, NYC: Traveller Art
Anthropologie, Rockefeller Store, NYC: Traveller Art
D&G, NYC: Luxe Traveller Art

Saturday, 21 December 2013

Angular Reflection: Liberty London, Vince Camuto & Jill Stuart, NYC

Christmas would never be the same without all the metallic shiny, glossy reflective visual merchandising schemes on the high street. This year sharp shiny shapes have taken an angular spin on the most obvious of Christmas bauble shapes... a fabulous example found at Vince Camuto on Madison, NYC; layers of gold shapes give depth and perspective to their logo driven scheme. Jill Stuart in NYC and Liberty London are also on trend displaying a clever use of silver and light.

Vince Camuto, NYC: Gold Reflective Shapes

Jill Stuart, NYC: Angular Reflection
Liberty London, Angular Reflection

Thursday, 19 December 2013

Icebergs: Barneys & Aritzia, NYC

One of the biggest trends this festive season as seen on the streets of NYC are Icebergs. We love Aritzia's Illuminate the Night window scheme,whilst Barney's (as always) steals the Christmas show complete with reflective icebergs; its digital and physical interactive windows are out of this world. If you are in town the immersive technology in store is not to be missed!

Aritzia, Illuminate The Night, NYC
Barneys, Reflective Iceberg Form, NYC
Barneys Reflective Iceberg Form, NYC