The world's best Fashion Window Displays

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2017 AWARD WINNERS

Winners include Bergdorf Goodman, Bloomingdales, Brioni, Burberry, Calvin Klein, Christian Louboutin, Coach, Dolce & Gabbana, Diane von Furstenberg, Emporio Armani, Fendi, Gucci, Harrods, Harvey Nichols, Henri Bendel, Hermès, Kate Spade, Kleinfeld Bridal, Loewe, Lord & Taylor, Loro Piana, Louis Vuitton, Macys, Marc Jacobs, Max Mara, Michael Kors, Ralph Lauren, Saks Fifth Avenue, Selfridges, Tiffany & Co, Tod's, Tory Burch, and Under Armour.

HOMAGE TO CITY

New York City

Tiffany & Company, New York, January 2017

A charming city block, a proprietary Pantone 1837 blue skyline, a paper flight of fancy, Tiffany & Company’s window is a literal love letter to New York.

GENDER

Women

Diane von Furtstenberg, London, June 2017

Young, fresh, feminine, and bold this DVF window is every bit the modern woman.

Men

Brioni, Barcelona, October 2017

A debonair gaze from Anthony Hopkins and beautiful sartorial menswear made Brioni our favorite this year.

Men & Women

Burberry, New York, March 2017

Modern, chic, fluidly gender neutral and textured, the crossover of men and womenswear from Burberry is delightful.

COLOR

Red

Max Mara, Paris, September 2017

Max Mara painted the town red in this bright and lively window.

Orange

Hermès, New York, May 2017

This year Hermes served us a refreshing cool glass of orange perfection.

Yellow

Calvin Klein, New York, October 2017

Calvin Klein turned on the sun in this vibrant, bright yellow installation.”

Green

Ralph Lauren, New York, February 2017

The flora and fauna of rich green vines at Ralph Lauren wrapped around us and immediately grabbed our attention.

Blue

Harvey Nichols, London, June 2017

An aerodynamic dream, Harvey Nichols really ‘blue’ us away.

Purple

Tory Burch, New York, January 2017

Hypnotic and full of flair, we’re a fan of this purple creation from Tory Burch.

Pink

Gucci, Milan, July 2017

a soft pink boudoir proves to be a perfect setting for the fun feminine wears in this Gucci window.

Silver

Tod's, Milan, April 2017

Tod’s chrome cabinet of curiosities make us yearn for those silver spools of thread to weave wonders.

Gold

Dolce & Gabbana, Milan, January 2017

Dolce & Gabbana proves that all that glitters is in fact gold.

Black

Selfridges & Co., London, January 2017

Black leather, 1970's punk inspiration, wild in the streets, London calling indeed.

White

Kleinfeld Bridal, New York, April 2017

Soft and ethereal, this delicate white vision by Kleinfeld feels like spring has sprung.

Multi-Color

Emporio Armani, Milan, September 2017

Vibrant color-blocking panels give depth and dimension to this rainbow effect by Emporio Armani

SEASON

Spring

Loro Piana, New York, April 2017

The fluttering of wings and cascading of blooms can only mean it’s spring time at Loro Piana.

Summer

Kate Spade, New York, April 2017

Kate Spade’s dessert blooms and southwestern mirage took us far away to endless summer.

Fall

Coach, New York, October 2017


Tory Burch, New York, October 2017

SPECIALTY

Holiday

Harrods, London, November 2017

Landing in London last December, Dolce & Gabbana’s whimsical Christmas collaboration for Harrods made for a Jolly old holiday celebration.

Prop

Fendi, New York, September 2017

A perfect pop of gleaming red and fantastically placed monogram, this bicycle built for two put the Fun in Fendi's ‘Fun Fur’ insignia.

Accessories

Michael Kors, New York, October 2017

Michael Kors focusing on a clever collaboration with Google made us give them the “time of day".

Mannequin

Louis Vuitton, New York, September 2017

Elegant and editorial, the contribution of Rootstein mannequins to this Louis Vuitton window was perfect.

Shoes

Christian Louboutin, London, October 2017

Hello, Shoes there? Oh it’s just Christian Louboutin with a whimsically colorful display, thanks for calling!

Special Event

Marc Jacobs, New York, June 2017

We love a parade almost as much as we love Marc Jacobs’ playful rainbow “Equali-T shirts” collection in this jubilant Pride window.

Animated

Lord & Taylor, New York, November 2017

Step right up to Lord & Taylor’s carnival of dreams with vibrant chaser lights and a three-ring circus act that channeled the nostalgia of childhood.

Heritage

Dolce & Gabbana, New York, October 2017

Swatches of signature animal prints and florals surrounded by archival runway imagery are all inspiration and callbacks to DG heritage.

Interactive/Multimedia

Bloomingdale's, New York, November 2017

A street-side window installation turned interactive red carpet karaoke extravaganza garnered all the applause.

Collaboration

Louis Vuitton, Paris, October 2017

The ‘Master’ of luxury Louis Vuitton meets the ‘Master’ of 21 century pop art Jeff Koonz in the most wacky and unexpected collaboration of the year.

Technical Element

Under Armour, New York, January 2017

Suspended Spiral beams of neon LED lights skillfully illuminate athletic-wear.

Icon

Bergdorf Goodman, New York, August 2017

Beloved international Vogue darling Giovanna Battaglia Engelbert received her own ‘window of fame’ thanks to a tribute from Bergdorf Goodman.

Artistic Inspiration

Fendi, Hong Kong, March 2017

The gorgeous work of German artist Anke Eilergerhard for Fendi was a tea party we all wanted an invitation to.

Sustainability

Saks Fifth Avenue, New York, July 2017

Vetements and Saks reduced, reused, and recycled while highlighting environmental consciousness and creating a platform for sustainability in the world of windows.

Beauty

Macy's, New York, October 2017

To celebrate Tiffany & Company’s first fragrance launch in 30 years, Macy’s gave us an alchemists look at the Jewelers coveted perfume.

Archival Discovery

Henri Bendel, New York, May 1946

A fashion time capsule of 1946 New York City according to the accessories giants at Henri Bendel.

Simon Doonan Award

Dolce & Gabbana, New York, November 2017

Simon Doonan’s personal choice for the highest excellence in fashion window displays.



WindowsWear Awards Party

On Tuesday, Janaury 30, 2018, over 400 guests attended the WindowsWear Awards Party, hosted by Simon Doonan, celebrating the world's best fashion window displays. Brands in attendance included Alice + Olivia, Ann Taylor, Anthropologie, Barneys New York, Bergdorf Goodman, Bloomingdale's, Brioni, Chloe, Christian Louboutin, Coach, Diane von Furstenberg, Diesel, Dolce & Gabbana, Etro, Fendi, Giorgio Armani, Guess, H&M, Harrods, Henri Bendel, Jimmy Choo, Kate Spade, Kleinfeld Bridal, La Perla, Lord & Taylor, Loro Piana, Louis Vuitton, Macy's, Marc Jacobs, Max Mara, Michael Kors, Moncler, Rag & Bone, Ralph Lauren, Roberto Cavali, Richemont, Salvatore Ferragamo, Saks Fifth Avenue, Tiffany & Co., Tod's, Tory Burch, and Valentino.

WindowsWear members in attendance who are solution providers and academic institutions included American Supply, Berkeley College, Booma Group, Christine Taylor Collection, Color-X, Coloredge, Expor Mannequins, Fashion Institute of Technology, Genesis Display, LIM College, Quattrobi, Sargenti Architects, Space/Craft Worldwide, Visual Display Innvoations, and ZenGenius.

Press in attendance included Accessories Magazine, CNN, Mr. Magazine, NBC, NYC & Company, Reuters, and Vogue.

Special thanks to UPS as our Logistics and Awards Shipping sponsor, Anna de Codorniu as our Sparkling Wine sponsor, and Up&Down as our Venue sponsor.


Click here to see photos from the event!