Friday, 30 November 2012

Art Deco Style

It's all glitz and glamour in Liberty, Diptyque and Jigsaws' Christmas Art Deco inspired windows. Nostalgic visual references to the Great Gatsby and the Charleston; Libertys' shop windows are fully embellished with glittering feathers, sparkly beading and signature 1920's gold symmetrical window frame vinyls...certainly getting us in the mood for the party season!

Liberty, London

Liberty, London
Diptyque, Brook Street, London

Jigsaw, Argyle Street, London

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Hollywood Wow!

The V&A Museum, London has opened its doors to one of the most glamorous exhibitions in town. Hollywood Costume features an array of some of the most iconic costumes from the movies. This show is curated with such amazing attention to detail, each garment displayed transports you on a nostalgic journey through different eras, characters, genres, locations, and sets. From Audrey Hepburn's little black dress in Breakfast at Tiffany's to Meryl Streep's sequin unitard in Mamma Mia. Its an absolute delight to see the costumes so close up. You can listen to Anna Bailey's interview with costume designer Deborah Nadoolman Landis on BBC Radio 2 Arts Show here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01nx6tv The exhibition is on until 27th January 2013, it's a must-see!

Brokeback Mountain Costumes

The Birds, Hitchcock

Exhibition Shop Branding

Monday, 26 November 2012

Light Me Up

It's that time of year again... as the dark winter nights draw in, our spectacular Christmas shop windows in London beckon us. There are so many visual merchandising trends emerging at the moment, but lighting is one of the key windows props for this festive season. Lanterns, coloured lights,words in lights, strip lighting, geometric and angular shaped lights...we've seen it all this month. Lighting is one of the most important tools used in visual merchandising and can totally transform the mood or visual focal points of a store window. Here's a taste of the best so far;

Berska, Oxford Street, London

Browns, South Molton Street, London

Cos, Regent Street, London

H&M, Regent Street, London

Topshop, Oxford Street, London

Topshop, Oxford Street, London

Saturday, 17 November 2012

Liberty's Best of British: Louise Wilkinson

Check out new designer Louise Wilkinson’s first collection of high quality, fine bone china which has been snapped up by Liberty’s in London. The collection was launched in store October 2012 after being discovered at Liberty’s Best of British Open Call.

Her decorative, elegant and playful Illustrations are influenced by English gardens and oriental china. Birds, owls and rabbits hide amongst trees and berries in a make-believe world. Her design approach is based on the belief in objects being timeless, beautiful and practical.

Absolutely stunning...if you have not started your Christmas shopping yet; make Liberty your first stop! For further enquires please contact Louise lou.wilkinson@mac.com website will be launched soon www.louisewilkinson.co.uk 






Saturday, 10 November 2012

Boxed Up

Tiny life like miniatures are living inside Theo Fennell, Links of London and Muji store windows this winter. From afar it is hard to believe how much detail has been put into these intricately designed narrative showcase windows, but take a step closer and you can see how Theo Fennell has created a compelling display of fantasy wonderland settings; each glass box tells its own story. Links of London captures mini London street landscapes and Muji suspends cut out houses with Christmas scenes inside...small is truly beautiful! These boxed/cube window trends are still popping up across London town...





Links of London, Sloane Square, London

Theo Fennell, Fulham Road, London



Muji, Kings Road, London

Fendi, Sloane Street, London

Metal Shades

Our London streets are paved with silver this autumn, seeing all things metallic in the current high street store windows. Space NK feature eye catching reflective pop art window graphics by Nars cosmetic brand. Whilst Hugo Boss present their famously tailored outfits complimented by backdrops of silver metallic graphics and mirrored props. Harrods feature a labyrinth of shimmering digitally printed window vinyl’s; creating layers of illusion between the product and reflection. Catch these windows before the Christmas schemes arrive!!



Harrods, Knightsbridge, London



Hugo Boss, Sloane Square, London



Space NK, Kings Road, London

Calvin Klein, Kings Road, London

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Woodlands

One of the biggest trends in visual merchandising is set in the countryside this winter. Use of raw materials teamed with palettes of brown, green and amber compliment this seasons strong tweed fabrics; a big nod to winter woodland settings and themes. Anthropologie on Kings Road, London has once again created inspiring natural wood window displays, whilst Hackett on Sloane Street, London has taken a more fun approach with quirky giant robins! Magical mushrooms and cotton reels appear in Phillipa Lepley; but Ralph Lauren always steal the show with the best dressed heritage country looks. 

 Anthropologie, Kings Road, London



Hackett, Sloane Street, London

 Phillipa Lepley, Fulham Road, London

 Ralph Lauren, Fulham Road, London