This Christmas the chilly streets of London were not frosted in the conventional manner, but with diamonds, crystals, jewel encrusted garments, dazzling furniture pieces, chandeliers and a light spattering of taxidermy. From Notting Hill to Knightsbridge it was the windows which once again stole the show. A wonderful theatrical display, showing more drama than a Home & Away Christmas extravaganza and enough bling to put Aladdin and his poxy cave to shame.
The neighbouring flagship store windows struggled to compete with Al-Fayed windows but had an interesting use of chains for the Christmas trees, but vaguely resembled Santa’s grotto after an earthquake.
’s windows were quite possibly the most endearing displays, the perfect way to exhibit his sensational collection of jewelry on none other than miniature penguin ornaments. Who’d have thought it?
’s windows were minimal but incredibly effective with a single giant white feather framing the models while Ralph Lauren did nothing out of the ordinary and showed their classic chalet/ ski scene with copious amounts of over sized knit wear and fur trimmed garments.
showed some similarly theatrical scenes with a distinctive bird theme running throughout from cages to taxidermy swans and going against all laws of window dressing by displaying more prop than product but effective none the less.
Photography by Natalia Higgins