Christian Dior has created an enchanting world of fashion – in miniature – for the gorgeous Christmas windows at the Printemps department store in Paris. Another freezer window will host live ice sculpting sessions every afternoon, with anonymous craftsmen in custom space suits carving blocks of ice into holiday-themed works of art. The charming mice from Harrods ‘ 2014 Christmas campaign are back – this year’s animated spot for the department store sees a troupe of the smartly dressed rodents preparing gifts, decorations and even a Christmas pudding before taking part in a spot of Irish dancing.
Create a loop of wire on the back of the swag and hang from a temporary adhesive hook tacked to the window frame. If it’s not David Gandy turning on the Christmas lights on Mount Street (and it is, by the way, or so a little robin tells me), or Dolce & Gabbana’s Christmas tree in Claridges , then it’s the brilliant window displays at Harvey Nicks, Fortnum & Mason, or Selfridges.
What needs to be real is the sales lift that holiday window displays will bring New York’s big retail stores. Inspired from window decor ideas, the furniture was completed with creative adornment that easy to put on into your furniture. At time of writing, the Christmas season is well (but not truly) upon us. Only in retail land has its glistening, cinnamon-tasting, sprayfrosted, white fur-lined grip really taken hold. Christmas shopping at Liberty is a serious tradition without being a pompous one.
The theme for the window spectacle, appropriately, is Brilliant Holiday.” One vitrine, titled The Crown Jewels,” boasts crystal-bedecked suits of armor and life-size lions within a massive red-velvet-lined jewel box. Don’t forget to look at the stenciled designs from outside, and especially enjoy how they look at night with a light shining in the window and the drapes closed. For a finishing touch, wire elegant glass balls to the garland ends and top the balls with greenery. Don’t stop at the Christmas tree – extend your Christmas decorations through the whole living room.
Nicks and other design experts offer these seven tips on how to create affordable window displays that will lure customers into your store. Many of the Christmas windows have been transformed into magical settings for Disney Princesses, including Cinderella, Belle, Rapunzel, Sleeping Beauty and Snow White. I attached them with string from nails just above the window casing so that they hung down a little.
You can add some knickknacks and accessories to decorate your window to make it look more colorful and elegant. The ‘Lost London’ cityscape is being displayed in the main Christmas window, on the corner of Orchard and Oxford Street until the New Year. Zim & Zou are one of the forerunners in the medium of paper art , producing incredible masterpieces based on animals, foods, clothing and more.
This has been an exciting collaboration with the Hugh Baird University Centre and we’ve really enjoyed working with the students to come up with creative ideas to transform our shop window. The brand is known for its spectacular festive light shows but this year’s is perhaps its biggest yet and allegedly took more than 10,000 hours to create. They are a combination of several things all mixed together: a little theater, a little storytelling, and a little installation art.” Whether concocting carnivals of animals or weaving icy wonderlands , we take frivolity very seriously,” he tells The Creators Project.
But the biggest retailers do have their perks – one of the main ones being the beautiful window displays they build every year. The rooftop bar, Terrazza Gallia, will serve a special pairing of Vermouth Cocchi aperitifs and a panettone Christmas cake. Liberty ‘s Christmas windows take inspiration from Wes Anderson film The Grand Budapest Hotel and Brighton’s Royal Pavilion and are packed with products, prints and some clever graphics signposting different departments.
The set up for each window is the same but the content was tweaked to reflect the different audiences that IDA caters to. This one, along with the black tie penguins’ giant gold Champagne bottle, is getting the most flashes from passers by, shooting for the most ‘ironic Christmas snap’ and proceeding to socialise recklessly. Knowing he was artistic, she asked him to do something creative” and came home to an amazing winter scene on her window. The long-standing, distinctly analog tradition is largely credited to R.H. Macy, who created one of New York’s first holiday window displays in 1874.