I don’t know about you, but I am a huge fan of fancy window displays. Most of the fine pieces in my wardrobe were purchased on a whim when I saw how chic they looked on the mannequins. Even if the clothes didn’t quite have the same effect on my less-than-perfect figure, they were already ‘sold’ in my head when I cast my eyes upon them. Most of us are visual learners and retailers know the huge impact good window dressing is to boost their client traffic and sales.
I was in Hong Kong last year, (yes at Times Square, again), drooling over the beautiful designer goods. And it is with my greatest pleasure to present some fine window dressing displayed by…..
Don’t you love the juxtapositioning of the period dressing with the modern silhouette? I love the pink vinyl bag in the lady’s hand! Back in the 18th century, she would have been carrying a silk handkerchief or a frilly parasol.
What do you get when you drown a terra cotta soldier in baby-pink paint? The Juicy Knight! Look! He has a belly and is he wearing a trilby? How could anyone resist photographying him? After I got a sneak snapshot of him, the shop assistant dashed out in the middle of serving a customer and prohibited me from taking photos! I was mortified. Shouldn’t he be honored that I am so appreciative of art and fashion?
Eye candy for pink lovers. I actually only like the legless female mannequin on her side. Her big frilly colour is reminiscent of the ‘ruff’ (stiff collar, usually white) from 17th century. Her hyperreflective tunic dress is just as eye-catching.
The following photos were taken from Hong Kong designer shops, I have forgotten their names.
I love the bowed red Sonia-Rykiel-like wool jumper on the faceless lady on the left and I like it how her checks and stripes are well co-ordinated that they don’t not compete for visual attention. Smart window-dressing. I dig those toe-less leather boots too.
Again, the simple yet elegant styles of this head-less trio caught my lens. They are wearing great trans-seasonal pieces with the right proportion of shine. These clothes ooze confidence and fun. Well-suited for the office and with some ornamented accessories, perfect for some after-hours rendezvous.
Do you ever wish that your man dressed as well as you? Well here is a model couple to take notes from. Was it his red tie or her white ruffles that caught your eye first? The couple exude laid-back glamour. They show us that it’s a cinch to look effortlessly stylish with tailored lines and unexpected details. Their stylist must be one fine window dresser. If it weren’t for my husband’s firm grip, I would have bought both outfits.