Browse the annual recap in the upcoming February 2014 issue of VMSD and be sure to check back throughout the week of January 27 for Parts III-V of this online holiday windows review.
View Part I here.
1) Selfridges, London. Photography: Angelika Frank, Munich, Germany.
2) The North Face, Birmingham, England, “The Mountains are Calling.” Simple forms recreate a mountainscape in these windows for the retailer’s newest campaign. Design: Green Room Retail Design. Photography: Courtesy of Green Room, Birmingham, England.
3) Fenwick, Kent, England, “A Perfect Christmas at Fenwick.” This traditional display features a winter scene, gifts and just the right amount of sparkle. Design: Laura Beard, visual merchandising and display assistant; Tom Moth, visual merchandising and display supervisor. Photography: Laura Beard, Tunbridge Wells, England.
4) Macy’s Herald Square, New York, “Dream... and Believe.” These windows tell the original story of a young child’s dream on Christmas Eve, when he’s transported to a crystal forest and learns the meaning of the holidays. Also features an original musical score. Design: Paul Olszewski, director of windows; Douglas Fowler, director of windows; Standard Transmission – Production. Photography: Kent Miller, New York.
5) Bloomingdale’s, New York, “All Wrapped Up in Bloomingdale’s.” Using architectural imagery, Bloomingdale’s took patrons to an array of countries -- China, France, Italy and Britain – along with New York. Each vignette, like this window with Queen Elizabeth II carrying a plethora of Bloomingdale’s shopping bags, has a hint of humor. Design: Bloomingdale’s Corporate; Harry Medina, window director; Jack Hruska, senior vp of creative services; John Klimkowski, ovp creative director. Photography: Willo Font, Font NY, Ltd., New York.
6) Children’s Place – Union Square, New York, “Holiday Elves.” Design: Greg Navalance. Photography: Courtesy of Global Visual Group, New York.
7) Holt Renfrew, Toronto, “Northern Noel.” The setting to this narrative is in a hip ski lodge focusing on entertainment and relaxing; and was influenced by vintage Canadian ski posters. Design: Tracey Peters, senior manager, national visual; Kimberly Grabel, senior vp, marketing; Terran McNeely, visual coordinator – national; Susanne Shaw, senior visual merchandising manager – Bloor Street Store; Bloor Street visual team. Photography: Deryck Lewis, Toronto.
8) Liberty, London. Photography: Angelika Frank, Munich, Germany.
9) De Bijenkorf, Amsterdam, “While You Were Sleeping.” This series depicts an enchanted forest inhabited by mysterious creatures, fairytale cues and references to nature. Partly inspired by paper toy theaters of the Victorian era, windows have multiple layers of elements. Design: Uxus, Amsterdam. Photography: Courtesy of de Bijenkorf, Amsterdam.