Out & about – Christmas Windows 2017

 

It’s here again! And as the old cliche goes, has it really been a year? But we do love Christmas and one of the best bits is the spectacular windows that our favourite retailers create, so we’ve been out and about in London to see what 2017 has to offer.

The Icons…
Selfridges campaign this year controversially began in July with their Christmas shop opening and despite their famous windows launching weeks before the other iconic retailers, a second wave are due to hit at the end of this month. Honouring the cities they call home, London, Manchester and Birmingham the London windows are themed around ‘The Parade’ and celebrate the ethnicity diversity and eccentricity of our much loved capital. Colour, mayhem, bright and bold, they are certainly fun and eye catching.

Selfridges

Selfridges

As with previous years, Harrods have handed over their windows to a designer and this year D&G’s takeover does not disappoint. In addition the famous fashion house have installed an Italian Christmas market and held a cat walk show to launch the festivities.

Harrods

Harrods

Harvey Nichols striking windows inspired by the AW17 & SS18 catwalk collections are simply dazzling with funky, modern, colourful displays adorned with mirror balls, giant baubals and incredible lighting. They certainly make us feel happy and joyful and we love the vibrant colours and fun design.

Harvey Nichols

Harvey Nichols

With the famous Clement Clarke Moore poem ‘Twas the night before Christmas’ as the inspiration, Liberty’s windows are traditionally themed ‘Magic of Christmas’ with snow capped rooftops and church spires, woodland animals and London post boxes.

Liberty

Liberty

Window Graphics…
From festive and classic winter to bright and bold modern prints, the use of window graphics to frame and add dimension was in use both in large and small stores.

Oasis

Oasis

John Lewis

John Lewis

Jo Malone

Jo Malone

The Body Shop

The Body Shop

Lighting…
Delicately hung decorative light bulbs add a touch of class and are eye catching without detracting from the mannequins. We love French Connection’s sophisticated winter theme and pastel colour pallet.

French Connection

French Connection

River Island

River Island

Massimo Dutti

Massimo Dutti

Clever LED’s, Neon, colour and reflection

Harrods

Harrods

Miss Selfridge

Miss Selfridge

Mulberry

Mulberry

Harvey Nichols

Harvey Nichols

Mannequins…
Selfridges ‘parade’ theme continues in store with a marching band and regal crowns with a modern twist.

Selfridges

Selfridges

Selfridges

Selfridges

‘Its all about the eyes’ dramatic masks and striking lids.

Next

Next

Oasis

Oasis

It’s time to party, Glitter & glamour, colourful & fun

Harvey Nichols

Harvey Nichols

Selfridges

Selfridges

The weird and wonderful

Liberty

Liberty

River Island

River Island

Merry Christmas from Cigie & Seb!