The Olympic Games here in London are well under way and is the talk of the town, and I would imagine on peoples minds all over the world. The retail world is showing their support to the Team Great Britain with these eye catching windows.
I love the humorous take in these Gieves & Hawkes windows in Sloane Square.
Peter Jones, Sloane Square.
Tommy Hilfiger, Brompton Road.
Ted Bakers windows are always full of humour.
Links of London.
Posted in Events, Spring/Summer
Tagged Hogan, Joseph, Links of London, Peter Jones, Roberto Cavalli, Stella McCartney, Ted Baker, The London Olympics 2012, The Olympic Games, Tommy Hilfiger
Happy long bank holiday weekend for those living in The UK! For those not in Britain, this post will give you a glimpse of how retailers here in London have joined the country wide celebrations of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.
Here is a selection of windows filled with Queen Elizabeth herself, countless Union Jacks and a major opportunity to push any Britain related products…Guess, Regent Street.
Jack Wills, King’s Road.
L.K. Bennett, King’s Road.
Liberty of London, Great Marlborough Street.
Hackett, Sloane Street.
Irregular Choice, Carnaby Street.
The White Company, Sloane SquarePeter Jones, Sloane Square.
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Tagged Guess, Hackett, Irregular Choice, Jack Wills, Liberty, LK Bennett, Peter Jones, The Queens Diamond Jubilee, The White Company, window display, Window Display Design
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..
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.
With the World Cup well on the way, I thought it would be good to have a look at stores promoting their stock with the event. Harrods have installed their whole run into World Class travel offer and sports stock.
Harrods, metal world shapes and background vacuum forms by Prop Studios.
Harrods and world-class travel. They very often have luxury travel goods in their windows. With their customers travelling this much, I am surprised their have any time to shop at Harrods..
This is one of their small-scale windows. I think it quite successfully combines fashion with football which is not that easy to do.
Peter Jones are relying their customers on watching the game at home on a new television.
MCM, Sloane Street have designed a football related travel goods range. I have to say I would not buy that bum bag no matter how expensive it is.
Austin Reed, Piccadilly.
Various stores, Chelsea, London
I am very into props at the moment, and thought I would share some of my favourite props in windows at the moment. I just think props can say so much and create the story, the fiction. Hence the name of the post Prop Fiction. I have also experimented making some of my own props, and if you’re interested check them out at my new blog (I know.. how will I have time for this one too..) at http://www.propfiction.wordpress.com .
Very cute flamingo in Accessorize windows. I do think it has got one or two accessories too many..
Grass skirt in Anthropologie window. They are always worth checking out. The things they come up with are always top class.
Decorated guitar in Harrods’ windows.
Old style bicycle in Traffic People windows.
Old sewing machine, also in Traffic People windows.
Funky plate tables, and a mannequin leg table in Peter Jones windows. The knifes and forks used in the background are effective as well.
Chicken in Ted Baker windows. Made by PLANarama as far as I know.
Silver cowboy boot and a submarine in Thomas Sabo windows.
Flowers made out of wallpaper in Ollie & Nic- windows.
Various, Oxford Street, Bond Street, London
At the time of London Fashion Week , which is now, quite a few stores use this time to promote their fashion in their windows. I did see some really good ones, but last autumn was so much better with Zara doing backstage scenes, and so did Debenhams. Instead the shops want you to see the actual shows: TopShop is showing their catwalk show live on a large screen in their Oxford Circus store windows, and Burberry were advertising their website for live coverage.
KG, Regent Street. I had to show you these first because they are so funny, and a great idea for a shoe display. Suits Fashion Week because it gives me the feeling of the buzz in shows that general public can’t see. I saw something similar in Saatchi Gallery a month ago where lots of legs were showing on the bottom of a large pile of clothes. It might still be there so go and have a look.
Fenwick, Bond Street.
House of Fraser, Oxford Street. Loving the pastel paper airplanes.
John Lewis, Oxford Street.
Monsoon, Oxford Street.
Peter Jones, Sloane Square. Old shelving put to good use..
Jigsaw, Argyll Street.
Oasis, Argyll Street.
Warehouse, Argyll Street and flowery fabrics.
Burberry, Regent Street. You can watch their womenswear fashion show live on Burberry.com on 23rd of February at 4 pm. Also if you’re interested of catching some more shows; there is live streaming on londonfashionweeklive.co.uk.
Posted in Spring/Summer
Tagged Burberry, Fenwick, House of Fraser, Jigsaw, John Lewis, KG, London Fashion Week, Monsoon, Oasis, Peter Jones, Warehouse