A French Affair Window Display

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Window Design: French Affair

French fashion 2011 window designed by Majka Kaiser

I’ve been meaning to post pictures of this french fashion window I designed and installed a few weeks ago. So finally here it is!  A huge thank you to Kitty L’Wren from Paris Photographer, who supplied the amazing photograph which we turned into massive backdrops for the centre window.  Kitty’s carousel photograph, taken in Jardin des Tuileries, was the inspiration for my window design which drew the perfect hues from a muted palate of nudes and dusky pinks from this season’s obsession with all things vintage.  You can buy your own little piece of Paris from Kitty’s etsy shop where you’ll find this very image and many more nostalgic images from the city of old fashioned romance.

The carousel image inspired my idea of the fairground.  The directive was to include iconic images of Paris, but I wanted to veer away from previous campaigns which focused more on the city rather than the fashion.  So I decided to make paper bunting from vintage parisian postcards with the iconic Eiffel Tower image to coincide with the carnival theme.  I wanted to create a link between the fairground and the boudoir where the girls are primping and prepping for their fun night out.  We were able to source the fabulous antique chaise longue from one of our colleagues (thanks Wendy!); its rich, dusky rouge velvet matching perfectly with the plush velvet curtains in the carousel image. Some things are just meant to be!  I then sourced more vintage French postcards, colour copied them and cut out hundreds of them and pinned them onto a hanging polystyrene board as a backdrop in the boudoir scene.

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