Monday, 12 January 2015

Guy Bourdin - Image Maker: Somerset House, London

Somerset House plays host to another prolific fashion photographers work this year; Guy Bourdin, Image Maker. This wonderfully curated exhibition features iconic images from the 70's as Bourdin magically creates provocative imagery documenting a 'story within a story' and explores key British landmarks as a setting for his fashion advertisement shots. The role of the mannequin is touched on throughout his work; taking on a lifeless representation of women and a narrative which is left for the viewer to build. An absolute must see! 

Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Top 10 Christmas Windows: London, 2014

Harvey Nichols, Knightsbridge, London: Enchanted Forest

Karl Lagerfeld, Regent Street, London: Monsterchoupette
Gucci, Sloane Street, London: Motion
Selfridges, Oxford Street, London: Christmas Tales 
Acne Studios, Dover Street, London: Collage
Fenwick, Bond Street, London: Traditional
Prada, Sloane Street, London: Stormy Sky 
Stella McCartney, Bruton Street, London: Fun
Tiffany, Sloane Square, London: Romance
Dolce & Gabbana, Bond Street, London: Heraldry

Friday, 19 December 2014

Top 10 Christmas Windows: New York, 2014

1. Bergdorf Goodman, 5th Ave, NYC: Artisans

2. Barneys, Madison Ave, NYC: Live Entertainment 
3. Valentino, 5th Ave, NYC: Global Peace
4. Reed Krakoff, NYC: Street Cool 
5. Hermes, NYC: Craftsmanship
8. Lavin, NYC: Colour
7. Armani, 5th Ave, NYC: Illumination
8. Theory, Meatpacking, NYC: Minimalism
9. Lord & Taylor, 5th Ave, NYC: Storytelling
10. Macys, Herald Square, NYC: Digital Interactivity

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Warehouse: Tales of the City, SS15 Press Show, London

Tucked away from the bustling Christmas shopping streets of London, Warehouse dazzled us with their beautifully curated Spring Summer 15 collection. This brand took us on exhilarating shopping journey through a new visual merchandising 'immersive retail' experience. Using movement, light, sound and technology; the product presentation looked effortlessly cool. Heightened with their signature of youthfulness conveyed though the excellent use of studio photography...we felt like we were on the set of the fashion shoot itself! A wonderful showcase of Tales of the City.

Monday, 22 September 2014

Paper: Fendi & J Crew, London

London's shop windows have never looked so good and having survived a whirlwind of calender events for London Fashion Week and London Design Festival these past few weeks, retailers have really notched up the creativity on the high street. Highlights include Fendi's swarm of paper planes, in partnership with artists Blue + Joy. J Crew executed a perfectly folded paper envelope backdrop in Regent Street and over in Sloane Square J Crew's collaboration to save the bee's in partnership with Buglife shows beautifully crafted wild flowers sculpted from paper. The time and attention to detail on all these windows is commendable.
Fendi, Sloane Street, London: Paper Planes with Blue + Joy
J Crew, Sloane Square, London: Save the Bee's, with Buglife
J Crew, Regent Street, London: Envelopes

Saturday, 24 May 2014

Chelsea In Bloom: Kate Spade, Heals, Jigsaw & LK Bennett, London

The streets of Chelsea are in full bloom at the moment, with the RHS Flower Show well underway this week many of the local retailers have created the most amazing floral and foliage displays in town. Our highlights include Kate Spade's exotic and totally tropical foliage wall complete with giant parrot, Heals beautiful flower dream boat and LK Bennett's 3D floral artist scheme. It was surprising and also inspiring to see Hamptons installation of wellington boots...even the estate agents have joined in the creativity this week! 

Heals Kings Road, London; Chelsea in Bloom 2014
Heals Kings Road, London; Chelsea in Bloom 2014
Kate Spade, Sloane Square, London; Chelsea in Bloom 2014
Kate Spade, Sloane Square, London; Chelsea in Bloom 2014
Lk Bennett, Kings Road, London; Chelsea in Bloom 2014
Jigsaw, Kings Road, London; Chelsea in Bloom 2014
Hamptons (Estate Agents), Sloane Square, London; Chelsea in Bloom 2014