There are various department stores all over the world that are renowned for their magnificent Christmas window displays. However there are two particular places that do it best: London and New York.
Both cities are considered to be two of the fashion capitals of the world, so it’s no wonder their windows look the part too! Take a look here to discover some of the very best festive displays from last year.
The largest department store on Oxford Street was never going to disappoint now, was it? Selfridges took inspiration from storytelling, fairy tale stories to be precise, and weaved this theme throughout the store.
Some of the most enchanting fairy tales, including Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, The Golden Goose and Rumpelstiltskin, came to life in the windows, and boy was it magical.
Barneys, New York
Australian director Baz Luhrmann did not disappoint with his window display at Barneys New York. Live performances and mechanical masterpieces were featured in the festive play, cleverly named Baz Dazzled, right up until New Year.
The aim was to present Christmas traditions in a unique, unseen way, with a mission to "delight, aim and surprise". It’s safe to say both objectives were successful.
For those of you who don’t know A Land of Make Believe, it’s a winter tale that features a tiny mouse named Peter Pumpernickel. And whilst Peter Pumpernickel may be small, he played a huge role in last year’s festive window display at Harrods.
His task was to help Father Christmas transform the store for the merry season, and he did! A winter wonderland was created, with a little help from luxury designers Stella McCartney, Alexander McQueen and Zuhair Murad, who created oversized vintage toys.
Harvey Nichols, London
Last year, Harvey Nichols turned to the Brothers Grimm for inspiration, and created a Christmas campaign that told the story of Snow White and Rose Red. To tie in with this theme, the department store turned its festive display into an enchanted forest.
Think majestic woodland creatures for mannequins and metallic tree trunks that sprouted from the forest floor and shot through the store windows, whilst reflecting mystical beams of light. Sounds impressive, right? It was.
Macy’s, New York
The 2014 display at Macy’s was out of this world, literally. The department store’s six Broadway windows were lit up by thousands of LED lights and showcased different planets from the galaxy to represent the “Santa’s Journey to the Stars” theme.
The windows followed a little boy called Alex on a Christmas journey through the universe. Alex received a telescope as a gift which he used to experience Christmas on different planets with his dog and of course, Santa Claus! Each festive window’s installation is made mainly foam, with sculptures designed to resemble the surfaces of the moon and stars.
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