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.
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..
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.
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?
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 !
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Selfridges, Oxford St, London
Selfridges windows centre around Christmas top sellers: toys. They delight adults and children alike featuring Barbie and Ken, The Sylvannian families and other top toys. The colourful theme is ‘PLAY’ : the look of the windows is cartoon like pop style with simple line drawing cutouts. Characters Claudius, Rudie and Twinkle Kid appear in them, I shall point them out in the pictures to come. They also make good Christmas baubles so check them out in the Selfridges Christmas shop if you’re feeling playful!
The Oxford Street windows present different takes on Christmas Day. Here we have Barbie and Ken’s Christmas.
Here they are: Claudius on the left and Twinkle Kid on the right. I don’t know who the middle one is. Here is something you might want to know: Claudius is into Tango and speaks many languages, whereas Twinkle Kid is a bit of a fashionista who was once in a band with Miles Davis.
The Orchard Street windows have been designed by artist Pete Fowler who has created a modern family Christmas with characters we all know and love, including the Shoreditch Trendy Dad, the PR Queen Mum and the Brainbox Daughter.
John Lewis, Oxford Street, Sloane Square, London
John Lewis welcomes you to attend a winters festival: the scheme is colourful and inspired by Christmas markets. Most of the windows feature colourful disks on the back wall, snow on the ground and colourful stacks of presents. The toy window (below) has a gift unit with present inserts and a revolving skater girl.