Archive for the ‘visual merchandising’ category

Visual Merchandising contest with students and ALU

June 21st, 2011

A selection of students from JAK Akademie for Fashion Design in Hamburg, are in a visual merchandising contest. Students were asked to create 10 different window displays based on a theme they are given for that day. They are working with merchandising fixtures provided by ALU.

Interactive window display by Hyper Island students

June 20th, 2011

The incredibly innovative Hyper Island WeSC window display may be simple in execution, but it will surely make a huge impact on passersby.

Levi’s Whirlpool Sculpture by Ian Mcchesney

June 17th, 2011

Coinciding with the launch of the Levi’s® Water<Less jeans – made using significantly less water, this sculpture is based on water and fluidity – over 100 pairs of jeans are fixed together in the form of a giant whirlpool. The piece uses 120 pairs of jeans riveted together using over 1000 copper rivets.

Barney’s Window Display by Dennis McNett

June 16th, 2011

Brooklyn artist Dennis McNett will have his brilliant installations displayed at Barney’s Madison ( Madison Avenue be. 60th and 61st St.). The display will run from June 23 through July 12. The over-sized wolf, owl, and skull paper mache masks and sculptures bring a unique feeling to the 50 feet long windows on Madison…

Louis Vuitton flagship store window, Zurich

June 15th, 2011

Louis Vuitton flagship store window in Zurich

Maison Hermes Window Display by Tokujin Yoshioka, Tokyo

June 14th, 2011

Maison Hermes in Japan is experimenting with a shop front window art installation designed by Tokujin Yoshioka and produced by Satoshi Asakawa. Each window shows a Hermès scarf apparently being blown about by the breath of a Japanese actress. The illusion is achieved by venting air from a small hole in the wall near the mouth in the printed image.

Zoe Bradley’s work

June 13th, 2011

“Artist Zoe Bradley from United Kingdom creates stunning showpieces, clothes, sculptures and installations crafted from papers. She graduated from Middlesex University in 1997, she is a student of Alexander McQueen and has helped him designing showpieces during his fashion shows.

Rolls by Sinato at Diesel Denim Gallery, Tokyo

June 12th, 2011

As part of their ongoing series, Diesel Denim Gallery in Aoyama, Tokyo is currently presenting ‘Rolls’, an installation by Chikara Ohno from the japanese design studio Sinato. ‘Rolls’ consists of a single length of aluminum sheet thread throughout the space, forming large rolls on the ground at intervals.

Alice In Wonderland at Printemps

June 10th, 2011

Running around careless and free in a romantic dress, falling down the rabbit hole, chasing time in a dreamlike state of mind, meeting unexpected characters with many tales to tell—sounds like many a girl’s night out!

Issey Miyake store by Tokujin Yoshioka

June 9th, 2011

The new flagship store of its latest brand, 132 5. Is distinguished by a layout that does not take away attention from the real stars of space, the clothes in two sizes, transparent worn by mannequins hanging from the ceiling, take large volumes animating three-dimensional body.

Guess the Song at Selfridges

June 7th, 2011

Do you know your music? Selfridges are holding a competition, which is to guess what songs their street windows represent. You can enter at Selfridges.com and the winner will get £500 to spend on their online shop. I obviously don’t know my songs, because I found it quite hard, but thankfully the guy selling Big Issue helped me out a bit. Some I know, some need your help with. Put your guesses in the comment boxes with some You Tube links.

Alexander McQueen Savage Beauty

May 31st, 2011

The Costume Institute of New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art has opened the first posthumous exhibition in honour of the late British designer. Entitled ‘Savage Beauty’ the exhibition examines 19 years of McQueen’s astonishing creative career.

Selfridges Loves The Sea

May 24th, 2011

If you didn’t know already man kind is destroying the sea like never before. In a few generation s there will probably not be any more seafood to eat due to our ways. Selfridges is running a month with everything about under the sea. The wonder room and the three windows around it holds and exhibition curated by Judith Clark

Mona Kim projects: Uniqlo window installations

May 23rd, 2011

Paris-based studio Mona Kim Projects has been involved in the development of window installations for japanese clothing brand Uniqlo. The first was a simultaneous three global city art installation presented as part of Uniqlo’s ‘Heattech’ global campaign for the company’s New York, Paris and London flagship stores. In a concerted effort to break out of the typical traditional approach to retail environments, Mona Kim proposed a bold and high-impact spatial experience that communicates the innovation of the product and that which implements a forward-thinking approach to visual merchandising.

Dandy exhibition by Form Us With Love

May 19th, 2011

What is a dandy? What does he look like? Some say a dandy is a particular person. Others say a dandy is a way of life. The architecture of the exhibition dissect the dandy into pieces, in order to expose the details that makes the Dandy.

The Dwelling Lab by BMW and Kvadrat

May 18th, 2011

Together with Giulio Ridolfi the Milan based designer Patricia Urquiola was assigned to create a conceptual installation for the Danish textile manufacturer Kvadrat and the German carmaker BMW. The result of this fruitful collaboration are these huge cone-like structures that seem to be growing out of the car’s body.

Form Us With Love for Bolon

May 17th, 2011

It is not the easiest thing to present flooring materials in an artful way. The Swedish manufacturer Bolon commissioned the Stockholm based design studio Form Us With Love to develop a visual concept for the new collection of weaving vinyl flooring with environmental care – ‘Botanic’.

Daphne Guinness, McQueen and Barneys Shop Window

May 17th, 2011

Daphne Guinness got dressed for the Met Ball in the window of Barneys New York a couple of nights ago (as reported on Style Caster). The Alexander McQueen dress is truly beautiful and I’ve been pondering what it would be like to wear something so stunning.

Harvey Nics: Brights on the Pipeline

May 16th, 2011

Harvey Nichols, Knightsbridge, London
The new Harvey Nics scheme is all about the brights. It consists of multi-coloured pipeline structures with various treatments attached to them such as fringing and coloured tubes. The background has been left looking unfinished and rough with visible roller strokes. As a contrast they have opted for 80′s style mannequins with confident poses 80′s fashions to match.

Selfridges Windows: Hit Songs in 3D

May 10th, 2011

To mark the beginning of the summer festival season, Selfridges have collaborated with ten current musicians and asked them to visualise their hit songs in 3 dimensions. It’s amazing to what lengths some of the artists have gone. My favourite is probably the Empire of the Sun – window, because I love their song so much. Knowing the songs is a key to understanding what the windows are all about, hence I’m putting links up so you can listen to the songs.