John Lewis & Partners has unveiled a series of windows in celebration of its new brand identity this season. The retailer worked alongside Harlequin on the AW18 windows, bringing the new Pentagram branding to life with a bright and eye-catching light flow.
Christian Louboutin’s hints to interior design from the 60’s and 70’s surface with irreverent playfulness in his latest window scheme, showcasing a repertoire of surprising fashion-meets-art new heel constructions.
In celebration of the new Cartier Carat perfume, the brand has unveiled a colourful window display at Harrods. Cartier worked alongside LED lighting specialist Ledridge to produce the eye-catching scheme. On the main wall, 44 LED extrusions were programmed to custom RAL numbers to exact client specification.
Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche has set its clock to Californian time with the Los Angeles Rive Gauche windows and exhibition.
The Naval Architect window scheme at Façonnable uses translucent acrylics and solid timber to create an abstract yacht display.
For this year's London Design Festival, illustrator Martina Paukova has created a playful installation for UAL's Not Just a Shop window in High Holborn.
Fendi has unveiled its AW18/19 windows, entitled Crossline.
Following on from its wholly sustainable SS18 window displays, Vivienne Westwood has now rolled out a sustainable solution for its AW18 campaign. The theme for AW18 is ‘Don’t get killed’, which launches a creative execution instore with a range of graphics and props. Working alongside the brand and Kosa Art Group, Raccoon contributed to bringing the idea behind the designer’s latest collection to life in a retail environment. As with the SS18 installation, the crucial element was to ensure that the concept could be rolled out in a sustainable way.
Scenes of Harry Potter and the Fantastic Beasts films have been reconstructed in the windows of Hamleys. One window is based on the Fantastic Beasts bank scene and features a scenically painted layered backdrop of the elaborate fret-cut bank tellers screen. In the foreground are various sourced props including a desk and lamp. The desk was stripped back and re-stained, and the handles replaced with brass cup handles. The lamp was made from two different reconditioned lamps, and stacks of books in specific colours were sourced with some given new covers and printed spines.
Health retailer Holland & Barrett has launched an integrated £1.5m campaign called 'The wonder of Manuka' to encourage transparency within the Manuka honey industry, during which its flagship London store in Marble Arch has been renamed 'Honey & Barrett' for four weeks.
Holland & Barrett is already one of the biggest sellers of Manuka, and is adopting new stringent guidelines that it says will help reassure customers they are buying the genuine article.
In celebration of New York Fashion Week, Saks Fifth Avenue is dedicating its flagship windows to American designers that will show their collections in New York City this September. Launched today (Friday 17 August), the windows will be in place until 30 August, with custom fashion and backdrops curated by each brand. The retailer has selected the best in American fashion brands, ranging from contemporary designer to heritage collections, and asked designers to create windows reflecting what NYFW means to them. As an iconic American retailer, Saks will become the backdrop to the best NYFW has to offer.