Thursday, 5 April 2012

@Harvey_Nichols British High Street Retrospective


Harvey Nichols has transformed its Knightsbridge store windows into a stunning British high street scene of yesteryear, in commemoration of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.


In its most ambitious installation to date, the store has presented a visual stroll down memory lane with quaintly themed and named shopfront displays such as H. Nichol’s and Sons Greengrocer, Blooming Lovely Florist, Harvey Nickers lingerie shop (love this!!) and The Knightsbridge Corner Shop - featuring jars full of sweeties from the store's very own Foodmarket, all in this season's trend for pretty pastels.
But my personal favourite is Nic's Plaice Fishmonger, not only because the display includes SS12 ‘Aquatic’ inspired pieces by Peter Pilotto and Christopher Kane, but also because I love the clever mixing of fashion & fishy references such as ‘Stiletto Eels on 1st’ and ‘Scalloped Hems’.

We wanted our Jubilee windows to have a distinctly vintage 1950's feel about them to pay tribute to the era of the Queen’s coronation, while also referencing the best in this season’s fashion,” says Janet Wardley, Harvey Nichols’ Head of Visual Display. 

The inspiration for the shop fronts came directly from the trends seen on the SS12 catwalks - sugary pastels for the sweet shop, florals for the florist, fruit and vegetable prints for the “This window scheme been one of the most fun to conceptualize - it’s a striking contrast to the contemporary approach we normally take with our installations, but retains our distinctly tongue-in-cheek sense of humour!

See some of the images from Harvey Nichols window installation below:




Images © Harvey Nichols 


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