FOURTH FLOOR WALK UP

Brooklyn based lifestyle blog by Lauren L Caron

SPACES | New York Holiday Windows | Louis Vuitton

SPACES, FASHIONLauren CaronComment

I've been a little late in posting these photos because I took a quick vacation to LA a week ago and tried as I might, I could not finished editing the images and post them before I left. 

For the first part of this series I wanted to talk about Louis Vuitton. They often create window displays that are more of an abstract holiday concept - definitely not traditional in any sense. One year it was Indian elephants, last year a giving goose, and this year they're focusing on the monogram project to celebrate the brand's 160th anniversary. In addition to the windows, they also have an installation in the interiors showcasing special collaborations with 6 creative iconoclasts. A big highlight is the Karl Lagerfeld punching bag you can read more about that [here].

Karl Lagerfeld Punching Bag: Photo by Karl Lagerfeld

Karl Lagerfeld Punching Bag: Photo by Karl Lagerfeld

Each window represents a monogram for each featured creative. You have M.N. for Mark Newson (Australian industrial designer), C.S. for Cindy Sherman (American Photographer), F.G. for Frank Gehry (American Architect), C.L for Christian Louboutin (French Accessories Designer), and R.K. for Rei Kawakubo (Japanese fashion design and founder of Comme des Garçons). These iconoclasts have also designed an accessory for each window - my favorite would probably be Christian Louboutin's luggage design. 

Window Display for Marc Newson - Louis Vuitton

Window Display for Marc Newson - Louis Vuitton

Window Display for Cindy Sherman - Louis Vuitton

Window Display for Cindy Sherman - Louis Vuitton

Window Display for Frank Gehry - Louis Vuitton

Window Display for Frank Gehry - Louis Vuitton

Window Display for Christian Louboutin - Louis Vuitton

Window Display for Christian Louboutin - Louis Vuitton

Christian Louboutin Design Luggage: Photo by Karl Lagerfeld

Christian Louboutin Design Luggage: Photo by Karl Lagerfeld

Window Display for Rei Kawakubo - Louis Vuitton

Window Display for Rei Kawakubo - Louis Vuitton

They're definitely more festive than in years past with the ribbons, abstracted boxes and balloons. They're oddly similar to a concept I was working on with Tiffany & Co a few years ago when we were trying to create a box out of the white ribbon. Interesting how no good idea is ever truly original.

Speaking of Tiffany's the next installment will be their windows. Look for the post tomorrow. 

 Any position on these designs? I'd love to hear your feedback.