It has been 30 years since the last royal wedding in England, so it is definitely a unique event. Prince William and Kate Middleton are to marry tomorrow, and here in London it really shows. There is bunting everywhere from streets to front doors of homes and people dressed in blue, red and white.
The wedding offers a welcome commercial opportunity to shops pushing their home wears, fashions and souvenirs. It is also a celebration of all things British. Most windows featured here will have Union Jack flags in them one way or another.
Liberty of London and the classic Mini.
John Lewis, Oxford Street prepared its customers for the perfect summer party.
Bentalls, Kingston based its windows around typically British themes such as the street party and the summer festival.
Bhs, Oxford Street take this event as a great opportunity to promote their affordable wedding dresses.
A whole lot of bunting at Accesorize.
TopShop and a Union Jack blouse.
Warehouse (top) and River Island both cater for fashion conscious street parties.
Posted in Events, Spring/Summer
Tagged Accessorize, Bentalls, Bhs, Britishness, John Lewis, Liberty, Monsoon, River Island, The Royal Wedding, TopShop, Warehouse
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