AND ETC. / istanbulogy / March 9, 2013

Window Displays #1

Though the art of  window displays is considered to be integral to the urban consumer culture to an inextricable extent,  I thoroughly enjoy a well-crafted, visually appealing, arty window dressing of the retail world. It is a form of art on its own terms and merits, which has indeed elevated the art of retailing to a higher level. I am more of a window shopper and a photographer than a hardcore consumer, who loves reading between the lines. A few examples from Istanbul’s glitzy shopping district, Nişantaşı.  Mind the tricks:)

 

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With a handful of soil, this window design by our local florist allures me at first sight, but then you get the irony of having paper and flora in the same frame.

 

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The little lead soldiers… of our highly-militarized world occupying the fashion scene.

 

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Very playful. Hmmm where is the product?? In the midst of the urban jungle, we are teleported to the world of octopuses… Let’s not overlook the designer, the Japanese avant-garde artist Yayoi Kusama  known as “the high priestess of the polka dots”.  Check her out!

 

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The it bag? An object of desire? Too explicit yet visually pleasing.

 

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It is amazing to see that big fashion houses still employ paper and book concept to sell their products. Maybe it is the nostalgia that sells, hmm?

 

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