Monthly Archives: June 2011

Harvey Nichols’ homage to Alexander McQueen

Harvey Nichols, Knightsbridge, London

The New York metropolitan Museum are paying a tribute to british designer Alexander McQueen with exhibition titled ‘Savage Beauty’. It features creations from various collection down the years. Harvey Nichols were chosen to support the exhibition with their windows. The results are very simple yet effective placing all the attention on the garments themselves. The chosen mannequins are simply black and white, with strong poses. Simple white curtains hang as the back drops.

From the A/W 2008 collection The Girl Who Lived in a Tree.

“ Alexander McQueen was a creative genius, visionary and inspiration to the fashion world, and one who was, and still is, sorely missed. These windows provide us with an opportunity to salute both the man himself, and his spectacular body of work, which Sarah Burton continues to honour with her vision for the design house for the future. We shall miss Lee Alexander McQueen, but exhibitions such as these, help us to remember the sheer drama, masterful tailoring and tender, yet savage beauty the brand  unwaveringly represents to all who love it the world over” says Averyl Oates, the buying director for Harvey Nichols.

This dress and the piece underneath are both from the collection It’s Only A Game in  S/S 2005.

This gorgeaus gown is from the La Dame Bleue collection in S/S 2008.

This dress I love so much, it’s from a more recent S/S 2010 collection Platos’s Atlantis.

From the collection The Horne of Plenty A/W 2009.

The exhibition runs from 4th of May till the 7th of August 2011.

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Project Ocean at Selfridges

Selfridges, Oxford St, London

‘The ocean is a source of food, a place for recreation, and its beauty has inspired countless artists. But, it’s under threat – from over-fishing and poor fishing practices.’ This is the message that is laid out in the run of Selfridges’ Oxford Street windows. The results are a fun way of educating the customer, raising money for a good cause and reassuring the customer that Selfridges is an ethical store  to buy their fish from.

For more information about Project Ocean click here.

Photographs by Robert Gunning.

Robert Gunning studied Photography at Institute of Technology in Sligo, Ireland, following a move to London joined the famous Camera Club in Bowden street and assisted other photographers.

Robert also worked in Selfridges Head Office for many years shooting both A-list events promotions and supporting internal VM projects. 20 of Robert’s prints which were publicly exhibited at the stores recent huge Centenary Celebrations. Magazine and press publications of his images, included Hello, The Guardian, Evening Standard and The Washington Post.

Robert runs a photography business in London and offers clients very competitive quotes on bespoken photography projects, contact for more details.