Sunday, December 25, 2011
Holt Renfrew Windows
We are always excited when Holt Renfrew changes their window displays. Prior to the Christmas windows, they recreated iconic movie characters, wardrobe and scenes. It was so much fun trying to identify the movies. Some were obvious including "Say Anything" where John Cusack holds up the boom-box, Legally Blond's shocking pink outfit, Rocky's grey sweats and boxing gloves, Annie Hall's masculine Bohemian look or vamped up Jessica Rabbit in slinky red. Some took more of a guess and we weren't sure if we were correct - there were possibly tributes to The Birds, Aviator, Clockwork Orange, etc. And some we just had no clue - what movie involves a man trying to lift a rowboat?
The creations are always vibrantly colourful, whimsical and cause you to stop and take a look which is half the battle in window display advertising. Viewing the Christmas scene almost made us want to buy a bagpipe! However sometimes I wonder if one gets so enamoured by the overall scene that the actual clothing being hawked becomes almost incidental. Regardless, I can't wait to see what comes next!