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 Part V of this online review.
1) Neiman Marcus, Dallas, “Holiday Crawl Tube Windows.” Talk about keeping the kids busy: Housing 200 feet of tubes that wrap in and out of windows, children ages 5-11 could view the installation inside-out. The windows focus on the importance of art history and include references to cave paintings, as well as Egyptian, Renaissance, Classical, Pop and Impressionist art. Design: Ignaz Gorischek, vp, store development; Larry Leathers, freelance designer. Photography: Charlie Mayer, Chicago
2) M&M’s World, New York, “Holidays are Better with M.” Oversized, classic M&M characters dressed in festive attire were the main focus of these windows. Design: Ralph Lucarelli, global visual merchandising & design, Mars Retail Group. Photography: Ralph Lucarelli, New York
3) Nautica, nationwide, “Christmas by the Sea.” These displays include a Christmas tree scene with nautical elements. Design: Angelique Martin. Photography: Courtesy of Global Visual Group, New York.
4) Taken – Urban Culture Store, Oporto, Portugal, “Take a Christmas Wish.” This display’s narrative features a robotic arm, which is meant to distribute the influx of letters Santa has received. The arm also represents the world’s growing reliance on machines and technology (shown). In a second window, we see Santa with his back turned, intent on delivering his gifts. Design: White Velvet Creative Communication, Carnaxide, Portugal. Photography: Hugo Brito, Porto, Portugal
5) Union League Club of Chicago, Chicago, “Holiday's at the Union League Club of Chicago.” These 3-D displays tell the story of Union League Club of Chicago and its services: community service, parties and the promotion of an active lifestyle. Design: Stanley Smith, Creative Director; Oak Street Design, Chicago. Photography: Stanley Smith, Chicago
6) Victoria’s Secret, New York, “Victoria’s Secret Snow Angels.” Fashions from designer collections and the Very Sexy collection are on display, along with a custom wing prop and a video screen showing highlights from the famous Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. Design: Tracy Brand Liffey, evp visual merchandising; Jerry Hernandez, vp visual merchandising; Gregory Wegweiser, visual manager creative; James Jones, visual manager; Parker Manis, designer; Christian Tobar, director production; Jill Davis, production associate; Denise Grieco, stylist; Kirstan Perry, stylist. Photography: Christopher Morgan, New York
7) Boyner Department Store, Istanbul, “Boyner Shopping Festival.” These windows feature 22 animated figures in an outdoor shopping setting, presenting gifts to one another and celebrating. The figures were created by KEDV (Kadın Emeğini Değerlendirme Vakfı), a foundation that strives to improve the quality of life for women. The dolls were sold after the New Year with all proceeds donated to KEDV. Design: Boyner Department Store. Photography: Muhittin Tuyluce, Matrisphoto, Istanbul
8) Janie and Jack, Skokie, Ill., “Janie and Jack Musical Holiday Windows.” Design: Janie and Jack partnership with CDW Merchants. Photography: Joshua Wesolowski, Lincolnwood, Ill.