FOLKLORE, FACTS AND FEATURES ABOUT HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS AROUND THE WORLD
Tuesday, December 24, 2013
HOLIDAY WINDOW DISPLAYS FOR 2013, PART 2!!!
Prada "Enormous Floral Suitecases" Window Display
PRADA has enormous floral printed suitcases in their Christmas window display.
The floral prints from the PRADA Resort collection of Spring / Summer 2014are not only used for their suitcases but also for dresses and men’s shirts.
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Saks Fifth Ave " The Yeti Story" Window Display
Saks Fifth Avenue’s flagship store comes alive with the unveiling of its iconic holiday windows and the debut of its Snowflake Spectacular, a dramatic light show projected onto the façade of the building. Performing for guests this year will be Grammy Award-winning violinist Joshua Bell, singer Frankie Moreno and the Young People’s Chorus of New York City led by Artistic Director Francisco Nunez, followed by an exclusive performance to “Carol of the Bells” by young dancers from the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School at American Ballet Theatre.
“It gives every one of us at Saks Fifth Avenue great joy to share our iconic holiday windows with the city of New York,” said Richard Baker, Governor & CEO of Hudson’s Bay Company, parent of Saks Fifth Avenue. “The window unveiling is the official start to the holiday season here at Saks, and I am honored to carry the tradition forward with this celebration. Everyone—from resident New Yorkers to tourists—will be dazzled by this year’s display.”
THE SNOWFLAKE SPECTACULAR Saks Fifth Avenue’s annual holiday light show will turn the façade of the iconic luxury retailer into a traffic-stopping festive 3D spectacle. Snowflakes, ice skaters, gifts and a Yeti all interact through a custom-built, six-projector system. Iris Worldwide has developed the dramatic light show, which utilizes state-of-the-art imaging technology to create a vivid 3D projection that maps the holiday story onto the building’s exterior. After the debut, the show will continue every evening throughout the holiday season.
For the first time ever, the six animated Fifth Avenue windows will feature the story of the legendary Yeti, who is rumored to live on the Saks Fifth Avenue roof, making snow during the holiday season. Each window depicts a scene from The Yeti Story—from the Yeti’s life as an under-appreciated snowmaker in Siberia to his starring role as a true snowflake artist in New York.
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An interactive window created in collaboration with MasterCard gives everyone a chance to be a part of the celebration. Beginning on the evening of the unveiling, guests who visit saks.com/snow will be able to create their own personal Yeti name and snowflake, which can be ‘flicked’ from a phone or tablet onto digital displays in the windows. The mobile site was created by The Science Project, featuring artwork from renowned designers Marian Bantjes and Stefan Bucher.
Another special window features a holiday Cadillac. The “Frozen Escalade” prominently features the front clip of a White Diamond 2015 Escalade—a limited edition model offered exclusively to Saks customers. The display’s vehicle will have functioning LED running lamps, which appears to be embedded and breaking through a block of ice.
Other Fifth Avenue windows will feature blueprint architectural drawings of the 32 Marian Bantjes snowflakes that have become synonymous with the holidays at Saks Fifth Avenue and will serve as the backdrop to the fashion featured in this year’s windows.
Bloomingdales "All Wrapped Up" Holiday Windows
The theme of Bloomingdale’s holiday window displays is “All Wrapped Up In”, where each window displays a different country celebrating the holidays.
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Festive greetings from FRANCE!
Good cheer from CHINA!
Great gifts from GREAT BRITAIN!
Merry moments from ITALY!
All Wrapped In…
Tiffany and Co. "Snowy New York Streets" Display
Tiffany & Co unveiled their Holiday window display where the snowy New York streets come alive with Tiffany Blue boxes.
A row of elegant townhouses, imagined along New York’s Upper East Side, festooned with white and yellow diamond jewelry.
Snow-covered homes glow with holiday warmth and Tiffany Soleste® rings.
A flurry of snow and Tiffany diamond jewelry.
All is calm, all is bright . . . with The Tiffany® Setting.
Barneys New York Window Display
Barneys New York unveiled their holiday window displays inspired by New York.
In collaboration with Shawn ‘JAY Z’ Carter a limited edition collection is designed, where Barneys New York will donate 100% of sales from to the Shawn Carter Foundation. The charity awards post-secondary scholarships to students facing socio-economic hardships.
REFLECTIONS: The faceted structured is covered in thousands of mirrors, resulting in an ever-changing light show of infinite reflections and patterns. Art directed by Joanie Lemercier, art by Kyle McDonald, produced by Julia Kaganskiy, technical directed by Christie.
FLOATING CITY: With the help of an attached structure built out onto the Madison Avenue sidewalk, the second window becomes a darkened theater, which the public can enter and exit via doors on either side. The show, which will be repeated constantly throughout the day, shows a floating version of New York City created by 3D mapping and light projections.
CITY LIGHTS: Using constantly moving patterns of LED lights, the third window represents the constant movement in New York City. Those patterns are interpreted in light for infinite movements.
BNY NYC SLEIGH RIDE: This window is is an interactive, improvisational experience that hearkens back to the holiday tradition of children visiting Santa Claus. Santa and Mrs. Claus—played by performers from the Upright Citizens brigade and outfitted in costumes by Zaldy—will inhabit the window and invite children and their parents to step inside the window for a virtual sleigh ride, which will take a ride over the city of New York with the help of an immersive video.
Bergdorf Goodman " Holiday on Ice" Display
Bergdorf Goodman revealed their Holiday windows of 2013 with the theme “Holidays on Ice”. The windows are unveiled by Andy Cohen (Television host), Linda Fargo (Senior Vice President of Women’s Fashion Office and Store Presentation) and STREB Extreme Action Company.
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STREB performers came down with action movements from the fourth floor to pull back the curtains to reveal the Holidays on Ice windows. Each window displays a different Holiday.
The Arbor Day window. The mannequin is dressed in Alexander McQueen Resort, sitting in a tree with crystal leaves and flowers.
The Fourth of July window. The female mannequin is wearing a dress of Rodarte on the drums and the male mannquins in Thom Browne New York.
The April Fool’s Day window.Bergdorf Goodman is fooling passers-by with an upside-down garden party window display for the April Fool’s Day window, where the mannequin is dressed in an Oscar de la Renta gown.
The Valentine’s Day window. The mannequin is dressed in Giambattista Valli Couture and Oscar de la Renta-clad sits at an ice-carved desk. Surrounded by pink colored Valentine presents, like sweets, roses and jewelry.
The Halloween window. The mannequin is dressed in an onyx plumed evening gown by Naeem Khan, standing behind a Swarovski crystal-flecked spider web and haunted mansion of black ice.
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DC " Mountain Monsters" Display
DC shoes collaborated with artist Kevin Lyons from Brooklyn, New York, creating a Holiday clothing collection that’s street inspired. The clothing line features sweatshirts, hoodies, gloves, tights, pants and snowboard jackets.
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For the official inauguration of the clothing line, Parisian shop “Colette” asked Kevin Lyons to create their window display. The window display is inspired by the hills of Méribel. During his stay at the french ski resort he saw the collection mountains as a crew and got inspired to create a mountain variation of one of his illustrated character. To complete the snow theme Kevin Lyons painted Monster Snow on the window.