Tag Archives: Christmas

The Harrods Christmas Express

Knightsbridge, London,

Harrods Christmas displays never lack luxury and opulence. This year the windows have been transformed into a steam train carrying festive gifts and passengers. I have a film and stills to show. Enjoy! And Merry Christmas from The Window Display Blog too! Only a few days to shop!

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John Lewis Christmas 2013

Peter Jones, Sloane Square, London

If you live in the UK you may have seen the John Lewis Christmas TV advert; the animated tale of a bear and a hare. The windows carry the same theme with animals made out of household products. A clever way to create windows that are all about the product, but in a very creative way.

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Here is a link to a ‘making of’ video by The Telegraph: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/topics/christmas/10399898/Christmas-2013-Creating-the-John-Lewis-Christmas-shop-window.html.

 

 

 

Gina Christmas Glamour

Sloane Street, London

Glorious high heels take the center stage in these glamorous Gina Christmas party- feel windows.

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Harvey Nichols Christmas Windows 2013

Harvey Nichols, Knightsbridge, London

Christmas windows have come early this year, or does it just feel like it’s earlier and earlier each year. Harvey Nics christmas windows are glitzy and sparkling with colour and light. This year I’ll be able to show you just how the lights sparkle with video. I have a new YouTube Channel where I’ll be adding videos of windows with movement especially. The channel is suitably called The Window Display Blog.

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Christmas 2012: jewellery and accessories

Various, Sloane Street area, London

I don’t often do this but I wanted to draw your attention to jewellery and accessory windows as they can often very elaborate or miniature schemes to make such small products stand out. So here are a collection of high-end accessory windows mainly from the Sloane street area in London.

SmythsonSmythson.

SwarowskiSwarovski

Tiffany and Co 2Tiffany’s.

Tiffany and CoAnother Tiffany’s minuature windows. What a small-scale miracle!

BoodlesBoodles.

CartierCartier.

Links of London 2012 ChristmasLinks of London.

MCMMCM.

Harvey Nichols Oriental Christmas 2012

Harvey Nichols, Knightsbridge , London

Christmas windows around London have now arrived and we will start our journey with  the oriental inspired Harvey Nics. The windows are a continuity of their oriental inspired A/W assortment, and the trend is set to carry on for next spring. Oriental influence has been apparent in fashion and homewares all of autumn, and I wouldn’t be surprised to see other retailers tapping into this trend with their seasonal windows.

(Images, courtesy of Harvey Nichols)

A series of Oriental inspired props such as chinese lanterns, oriental flowers and  fans are repeated in these impactful designs. The Harvey Nichols’ pretty and modern attitude is created using these luminescent brightly coloured metallic finishes, mixed with more traditional Oriental materials with splashes of fluorescent colour added on top. Everything is embellished with sparkle, glitter, jewels and Christmas lights.

The windows are framed in these round and hexicon shapes (to name a few) to concentrate on the displays, but I also like the way the frames extend to the exterior of the windows, something Harvey Nichols have done in the past to a very successful effect.

 

 

 

Harvey Nichols’ Icy Christmas

Harvey Nichols, Knightsbridge, London

Harvey Nichols seems to have gone back to ice age with their 2011 Christmas windows. At first glance this series of windows reminds me of those of Harrods’ Crystal Christmas windows. The use of cheap materials such as cling film, bubble wrap and polystyrene proves otherwise. The look is very artistic and thrown together with an unfinished feel. With the current economic climate in mind, there is no better time to do a Christmas like this.