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With the last bits of sale out the way, new season windows have dropped in the past few weeks. So here’s a round up of what’s in London at the moment.

Up up and away with this fantastic use of product and prop at Smythsons.



Artist illustrations enable every detail to be shown, love the use of the faces at Schuller Opticians to display glasses while Holstem focuses on the intricate details of shoemakers with these fantastic pencil sketches on wood and leather, which make for an interesting surface to sketch on.

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Oversized elements from giant legs at Fenwicks to animalistic heads at Coach.



Newly refurbished Nike Lab 1948 store has opened; strong outlines and shapes have been used, interesting use of infinity mirrors with neon lights for product tables.



Foam shapes are adapted and sculpted into human forms at DSM.



If you haven’t seen the latest product range from Anya Hindmarch you need to make sure you see them soon, fun pint-sized bags of joy and nostalgia which resemble cereal boxes and biscuit packaging. I’m sure we will see other great displays for this product in the next few months.



Meet the Makers is the new collaboration at Selfridges. Supporting, showcasing the stores most favourite food and drink makers.

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Current must see exhibitions this week: Digital Revolution at the Barbican. Brings together a range of artist, filmmakers, architects, designers, musicians and game developers in one immersive and interactive exhibition. It’s an amazing showcase for digital creativity.

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So its been a while… apologies for the lack of posts in recent weeks, back up and running with a round-up report of London’s sale and new season windows as well as current exhibitions in town.

Conversational sale windows at Fenwick, Karl Largerfield, Isabel Marant and Selfridges - who have changed their entire sale campaign for this year.



Letter-block sale concepts at Anthropologie, especially love the playful type at COS.



Transparent vinyl is a rare site when sale schemes are installed, with many retailers opting to block out the entire window, but its great to see a concept behind a sale window like at Harvey Nichols and Emporio Armani.



Simplistic, humorous sale schemes at Hackett, Joseph and JCrew.



New season delights at Louis Vuitton with an automotive window full of cheeky monkeys.



Bag details at Moschino



Nike's dramatic schemes capture the movement within the display.



Linear repetition at JCrew, DVF and Pro-Directs hoarding.



Roksanda Illincic new Mount Street store has finally opened. Great product focused window with a singular dress suspended off a crane structure.



Topshop latest windows showcase the latest Bonaveri Aloof Mannequins, which just look fabulous.



Illustrative outlines at Stella McCartney.



Check out the current Tate Britain Commission 2014: Phyllida Barlow.

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Also popped to see the latest Serpentine Pavilion installation, interesting mix of texture, material and space.

This weeks post is a round up report from the best windows for Chelsea in Bloom, trends at Clerkenwell Design Week the latest round up of VM in London.

Chelsea in Bloom best windows:

Full Scale: Entire floral take over - playing with scale, exterior space and tropical animals. (Links London, Kate Spade, Liz Earle, Tiffany & Co, Moyses Stevens, Savills, Whistles)



Floral Mannequins: Floral adaptations to mannequins, cream petals line the faces at Hackett, while Jigsaw have incorporated floral elements into the styling.



Full floral outfits at John Lewis and Moyses Stevens.



Pottery: Repetitive rows of terracotta pots at COS and Mary Quant. While Smythson and Dubarry have used planters to add a floral touch.



Statement: Here are my standout windows this year.

Fab installation at LK Bennett, the artist scheme travels through the windows and spills out into a floral splash at the front of the store. It reminded me of a scheme Jo Malone did a few years ago for Chelsea in Bloom.



JCrew are still renovating there new store, but have made the entire façade a living wall – this wasn’t specifically for Chelsea in Bloom but a project to help save the bees as they team up with Buglife running special programmes. Productive as well as an amazing feature which wraps round the whole building making a visual impact.



British spirit from our American brands across the pond Rag & Bone with use of colour spectrum florals to frame the entrance.



Clerkenwell Design Week best bits:

Blocking: Brights, pastels and tonal colour ways featured heavily.

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2.D: Vinyl shapes, hand illustrated stands and 2.D cut-outs to create flat texture.

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Lighting: Amazing use of lighting creating statement illumination on a variety of stands.

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Interactive: elements on the stands varied – especially loved the use of sound at one stand - bird sounds enticed you into the space and visual elements on the stand linked the two together. These orange origami birds looked like they were fluttering and landing over the entire stand.

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Stand Space: Great locations were used for the exhibition; church crypts were used to display contemporary furniture, the architecture and the product had an amazing juxtaposition together.



Fab use of repetitive linear rows of metallic and coloured paper – creating texture as well as pattern.

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Tree house made from reclaimed timber – who wouldn’t love this, great detailing with the rope ladder.



This week VM round up:

Oversized Metallic balloons at Fendi, while Jo Malone has enlarged bright dip-dye tassels.



Simplistic styling at Thomas Pink, Adding subtle movement to the product brings the window to life.



Full size Hermes horse has been wrapped and constructed with iconic brand scarves, love the detail and pattern the product creates.



Window collaboration at Liberty with the current Matisse Cut-Outs exhibition at the Tate. Decorative paper props are art pieces in themselves.



Geometric lights at Saint Laurent.



Popped into Harvey Nichols in Edinburgh and loved the innovative way mannequins have been used in-store. Playful schemes with challenging mannequin’s position and groupings – mannequins become a strong statement with a refreshing way to view the product, fabulous attention to detail.

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