6 December 2012

Window Showings

LONDON: Window shopping is no longer just a matter of showcasing the merchandise beautifully behind glass. The retailers are getting creative like a curator putting together a show. While walking along Bond Street in London this November I noticed almost everywhere conceptual art. Louis Vuitton copied Madame Tussaud’s idea of the wax figure exhibition and had Japanese artist Yayoi Kusana make in real size figure standing in their display between her typical organic dotted sculptures. Hermès played with sizes and styling which reminded me of Andy Warlhol’s early Pop Art approach. Inside the Louis Vuitton store on the first floor I was entertained by different artists who curated their bookshelf which inspired me for my next reading and Miu Miu on the next corner played with color and patterns so that the printed suits melted together almost to a pointillist painting…

In Notting Hill I found Mungo & Maud, a  fine dog supply shop whose merchandise is a mixture of Paul Smith meets Hermès and where the window display was more of a colorless Jeff Koons installation instead of a common pet shop. And I want to share this last picture with you, an ‘IRMA Shop’ in Istanbul which has an interesting, naive edge for accessories, as you can see…

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She lives and travels around
the world, stopping wherever
she sees something interesting,
reporting on what inspires her.
She finds beauty in the
most varied places,
from fashion shows
to art exhibits, from lonely
beaches to bustling cities.

WHERE IS IRMA NOW?

MUNICH

When in Munich my
favorite store to look
for the best selection
of clothes is THERESA.
The staff is competent
and always has the
best ideas for styling
and mixing different
designers together.

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