Louis Vuitton Funfair

Louis Vuitton, Bond Street, London

Apologies for being away for a while. Thailand! These luxurious but fun LV Bond Street windows were installed a while ago, but I thought I would share them anyway. Mannequins and accessories ride on golden rollercoasters. The windows were installed and produced by Chameleon Visual and the concept came from LV Paris creatives. The UK based company started working with LV when the grand New Bond Street store opened in 2009.

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Spring 2011 Trend Reports: Colour-Block Brights

Various, London

Bright, block colour is a major fashion trend this summer. Retailers are utilising on this trend to grab our attention. The stores have not just presenting their bright fashion in the windows, it’s in the window schemes themselves. Bright stock against bright background but also combined with white. Although this trend is mostly about mixing different block coloured together – I have thrown in some bright print windows as well.

Burberry, Brompton Road. Like the concept with the bags and the coloured acrylic, but the stock on the mannequins is a styling mistake..

Louis Vuitton, Sloane Street summer travel themed windows are deliciously coloured. Love the keys in the background.

Prada, Bond Street opted for an orange backdrop for their colourful accessories.

Zara TRF, Oxford Street mix up the coloured fashion with white and trow in some cool bright wigs.

I can’t remember who this is at all (terrible I know..), but nice use of mixing the bright prints with white.

Matthew Williamson capsule bag collection for BVLGARI, Bond Street.

Stella McCartney, Bruton Street. Fruit patterns are a key print in Stella’s summer collection. definitely fresh, but not sure if you would catch me wearing something like this..

Harvey Nichols Criss Cross Windows

Harvey Nichols, Knightsbridge, London

These windows are simple, but effective with plain white walls and floors. Scaffolding like white and coloured tubes and fluorescent lights criss-cross within the large open space. Wires and extension leads are left unhidden to be part of the composition. Mannequins are positioned leaning and resting on them. They wear SS 11 collections mainly in block colours of beige, black and yellow. Sharp angles of the tubes also repeat in the headpieces. Cold shades of blue in the make-up and sharp structured wigs suit the theme well.

Valentine’s Day Windows 2011

Various, London

I’m writing this post on ACTUAL Valentine’s Day at 9 pm, so I’m obviously not on a hot date. I’m not sulking at all.. But luckily I can still appreciate this day in a much deeper level; on its commercial value. No, it’s never been sexier to buy your loved ones some perfume, jewellery or underwear. Hope you will like the selection of windows I have picked out for you.

Harvey Nichols, Brompton Rd, take this opportunity to sell menswear, food, womenswear and accessories. The white shirt is the stable of these windows, I especially love the ‘O’.

Calvin Klein, King’s Road.

Peter Jones, Sloane’s Square and the tree of love.

Agent Provocateur, Pont Street never disappoint me with their Valentine’s Day windows, cool play on words: ’4 flashes, 1 strip’.

Tiffany & Co, Sloane Street.

Links of London, Sloane Square. Cool retro theme, reminds me of playing this ages ago.

Myla, this is almost trashy..

Clean Lines for Spring at Liberty

Liberty of London, Great Marlborough Street, London

Liberty are in the mood for spring as they revealed their Spring/Summer women’s fashion windows. As they say: “Out with winters heavy layers and in with the clean and minimalistic silhouettes of spring.” It features designers such as Acne and Givenchy. Crochet masks make the styling of the mannequins stand out. Colours are kept simple; reds, tan, beige and black. The clean lines as well as the colours of the fashions repeat themselves in the backdrops as wooden panels, curtains or coloured inserts. I like the colours very much and the windows give me a sophisticated 70s feel.

There is a great harmony in this composition of the mannequin and her clothing together with horizontal and vertical lines of the background.

I like the way the mannequin’s pose is in contrast with the diagonal lines of the background panels.

A few words on sale windows

Various  stores, London

Wow I havent pressed the ‘New post’ – button for ages, but I’m back – finally. The sale time is nearly over, but I thought it would be good to look at what the stores got up to this winter sale time. And a couple of windows really stood out from the samey sale POS noise.

The White Company, Symons Street. It’s nice to see a completely white sale window scheme, without any hint of red.

MCM, Sloane Street makes sale look exciting with a fresh take on the chosen colours. The use of three and two-dimensional letters adds interest.

Marie Chantal, Sloane Street. A very understated but funky take on the subject. Also very similar to their last winter sale windows, which you can find here.

A lot of stores rely on POS posters to tell ‘the sale story’. Here are some that I really liked.

Links of London, Sloane Street.

Anthropologie, Regent Street add a ‘hand-made’- touch to sale POS.

Desigual, Regent Street. Clever use of the iconic I heart T-shirt. Funky idea, but does it look professional enough?

White Christmas on the High Street

Various, Oxford St, Regent St, London

First of all: Merry Christmas everyone! The reoccurring themes this Christmas have been the colour white and snowy scenery, as well as using the colour red. Perhaps the snow we had last year inspired the look of the festive windows this year. And how appropriate it was with all the snow again this winter. Here I look at what the high street retailers created for their shoppers, I say created because most of these windows don’t appear on the streets no more as it is, once again, sale time.

TopShop, Oxford street Christmas windows have a lovely colour scheme of whites, silvers and camels. Brilliantly styled fashion window! Loving the mannequins inside the bauble..

Debenhams, Oxford street would like you to dream of perfect presents. Snow on the ground and large lit snowflakes are the key features in these fashion windows.

Gap, Oxford Street. The white snowy look is contrasted with red glittery presents.

Guess, Regent street.

Miss Selfridge, Oxford Street.

New Look, Oxford Street.

Next, Oxford Street. I like the use of paper snowflakes here. They remind me of my childhood :) !