'Twas the night before the soirée and the fairy lights swayed,
Unaware that the animals would come out to play;
Coach presents were wrapped on the mantle with care,
In the hopes they'd be Instagrammed and opened there;
Uni, Rexy, Frog, Fox, Squirrel, Pig, Owl and Mouse,
Were prepping their party outfits to wow in da house...'
The Holidays has arrived in the New York suburbs. Lights outline picket fences. Tinsel hangs from the ceilings. And a group of animals awaits in quiet anticipation – or did one wink? Instantly they come to life in a jazz-age-to-modern-age soirée scene – an explosion of glitter, frivolity and rebellion. They dance, play instruments, chatter, decorate and wrap everyone's gifts. Partying since (before) 1941.
Victoria Beckham has partnered with Harry's Bar of the Birley Clubs on an in-store takeover, as well as a trunk show and a cocktail party.
For the in-store takeover, the pink and green decor that has traditionally adorned Harry's Bar has been beautifully replicated inside the Victoria Beckham flagship on London's Dover Street.
For Christmas 2018 Mulberry has launched its Mulberry Lights campaign. Designed in collaboration with Acierta, the brief for the windows was to integrate neon lights with resin blocks. From there, working hand in hand with the Mulberry's team, Acierta came up with a neon colour spectrum for the background, enhanced by the glossy tiles on the window's walls.
Tiffany & Co's 2018 holiday windows at the Fifth Avenue flagship store in New York City feature a series of playful scenarios that pay homage to Gene Moore's imaginative displays from the 1960s, with an unexpected twist.
Footwear retailer Schuh has created a simple, stripped back window message for Christmas 2018, featuring giant white neon letters spelling out: SHOES, SHOES, SHOES.
The John Lewis Christmas advertising campaign 2018 tells the story of how the gift of a piano inspired and influenced the course of Elton John's life. The story begins in present day and works backwards chronologically through Elton’s life, right until the moment he received the special gift of his grandmother’s piano.
Luxury clothing brand Aquascutum has teamed up with graphic designer and paper artist Samantha Quinn to create its autumn/winter 2018 windows. The display features hand-cut paper sculptures of famous London landmarks, such as the Gherkin and Big Ben.
In line with the brand, the festive windows at Vivienne Westwood are wild, full of colour and environmentally responsible.
To mark the 40th anniversary of The Snowman, Waterstones has unveiled a giant scaled-up version of the character on the porch of its flagship store in London's Piccadilly.
GANT's Christmas windows are inspired by the overriding message of the season, which is togetherness. Dark nights, warm fireside joy, to get through tougher times. To be reminded of what is important and a return to a traditional feel. GANT wanted the scheme to reflect the brand's heritage but with a contemporary twist.
Jack Wills has chosen a quintessentially British Christmas window scheme this year, installed by CSM Retail across 62 stores, including 22 top stores in the UK and Asia. The theme is 'Coming Home', reuniting and partying with friends and family, Jack Wills Style.