I love Eiko Ishioka... She's quite known for her costume designs and graphic works, but she also directed Bjork's music video, Cocoon, and designed the costumes (and sets too, I think) for the film with Jennifer Lopez, The Cell.
Just saw an article in Los Angeles Magazine about Chadmichael Morrisette, who is a window designer here. He's gotten a lot of press about his more controversial public (more or less ... they are put up on roofs of private homes) installations .... somewhat political in nature ... so I won't go into that here, on tFS.
But his windows are edgy and interesting ... here's is a sampling of a few that he's done for Kaviar and Kind ... that is him sitting by the window:
Visual Merchandising: Inspiring Windows Dressings / Displays
I noticed there's a Visual Merchandising thread but lacks images to show best practices, innovation or inspiration and I was wondering if there's a place where you can comment on models, how come there's no thread to comment on visual merchandising, windows dressing, displays?
Here are two examples I would like take to your attention.
F0F0... there actually is a thread for this, but it is in the Art & Design forum called Setting the Scene, for window displays, stage sets and events. Art & Design is where we explore and show all other types of design, beyond fashion design. I've merged your thread into that.
However, in order for these pictures to remain, please post your credits for these images ... per the specific Crediting Rules which can be found Announcements forum. Posting the name of the store and photographer is very helpful ... but you still need to post your source .... where you got the images. You may just post your credits for each picture in a subsequent post. Thanks!
"Luxury eyewear brand Kirk Originals has taken its 66 sq m boutique in London’s West End and broken away from the clinical box style that seems to be the norm for opticians with a futuristic design scheme inspired by its latest collections of specs."
"That ‘you’re being watched’ feeling starts even before entering the store, with the front window display. Lit with uplights from Microlights, it features a series of oversized lenticular prints of eyes within frames created by London-based design studio Pencilkit."
"Lenticular technology is used in printing to give an image the ability to change or move as it is viewed from different angles: here it has been used to have the eyes wink at the customers as they approach the store."
"A statement wall running the full length of one side of the store echoes the interactive eyes of the front window, with a wall of what the designers call ‘winkies’. Also made by Pencilkit, these are white powder-coated sculptural bands each with their own pair of eyes. Each displays one style of glasses, and they can be tilted or repositioned to create clusters of eyes looking at the customer, creating a retail environment reminiscent of an art installation."
Boutique/store: Kirk Originals (flaghship store)
Type: Luxury eyeswear
Location: London, UK.
Text: All quoted text is from Anna Lewis (FX The Business Of Design)
Photos: FX The Business Of Design
Original source: fxmagazine.co.uk