Liberty, Great Marlborough Street, London
This year the eccentric department store Liberty has teamed up with British designer Luella Bartley, who has a created a very wierd, but quirky take on British christmas traditions. There are animal masks, vodka, graffiti, piles of shoes, drag queen(s). Very punk, and kind of lived in. I think these windows are like Marmite, you either love them or really don’t. I am all up for wierd takes on traditional themes, but animal heads.. they freak me out a bit!
It’s the foxy family carrying on with their Christmas activities. I don’t mind these masks because they’re quite friendly looking, and not scary. The dog wall paper is really cool.
These glamorous people are raising money for illegal downloads, go figure! I have to say that I am not a big fan of these heads, not sure what it is about them, maybe the big eyes! Note the Smirnoff bottle in the snow!
This one is panto themed, complete with a pumpkin, a pile of shoes (as in the dressing room?), and a man in a woman’s dress. The large woman’s dress has some cool details; lollies and cute dogs. It might not be that obvious, but the glass has traditional panto phrases written on it, like ‘He’s behind you!’.
I like the idea of birdhouses to show off little beauty products like these. Not sure what is has to do with the products but that sure is a nice bird! 😉
Really not sure what this window is trying to say, it doesn’t even have that many products in it. This guy is pretty old school with his stereo, no I-Pods here.. The graffiti is so wierd, but kind of cool and the 80’s head is scary again.
Table settings are very common thing to have in Christmas windows, but I like the way Luella made it look lived-in, like there was a party here. Someone’s even left their cardigan behind.
Hope you liked and feel free to add your comments. I will be posting more windows from Regent Street and Oxford Street very soon.