Every holiday season, a handful of skilled display artists and visual storytellers conquer the windows on Fifth and Madison Avenues to sedate the glittery angst of holiday shopping with a pinch of an authentic narrative. Most shops choose to remain in the land of the average, but some boutiques decide to turn their windows into spectacular theater stages. I took a quick stroll Uptown to see what inspired display artists this year and to study the creative influences behind these sets.
The most common theme this year is greenery and summer crave as seen here in Club Monaco
Bergdorf Goodman turned to the more elaborate exotic expression
At Barneys, the green jungle theme is amplified with video projections (#lovepeacejoyproject)
Someone seems to have left to zoo doors open, for there are plenty of wild creatures, real and imagined, this year
More creatures at Lord & Taylor
Saks Fifth Avenue
At Eileen Fischer, goodness turns into design. Some of the decor is created out of the clothes donated by their customers.
And then, there’s COS with their ever-persistent celebration of architectural shapes and no trace of holiday turmoil
Quite refreshing to see Acne Studios’ playful display entering the lands of Uptown