Monthly Archives: February 2011

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.

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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.