Vintage in vogue
Vintage shops come back to life at Harvey Nichols’ shop front at Knightsbridge, where the retailer’s latest window installation celebrates the Queen’s diamond jubilee with the British high street of the past. Sweet nostalgia of the 1950’s acts as an interesting backdrop to also showcase the latest in vogue.
Calling it their most ambitious window installation to date, Harvey Nichols commemorates Her Royal Highness’ diamond jubilee by transforming their windows into a quaint British High Street of yesteryear with shops and boutiques from throughout the Queen’s illustrious reign. “We wanted our Jubilee windows to have a distinct vintage 1950s feel about them to pay tribute to the era of the Queen’s coronation, while also referencing the best in this season’s fashion,” says Janet Wardley, Head of Visual Display for Harvey Nichols. Each shop is playfully named with some reference to Harvey Nichols, such as H. Nichols and Sons Greengrocer, Blooming Lovely Florist and Nic’s Plaice Fishmonger that displays the best ‘Aquatic’ fashion from Spring-Summer 2012, including Peter Pilotto and Christopher Kane. Other must-see shop fronts are the cheeky Harvey Nickers lingerie shop and The Knightsbridge Corner Shop which is complete with sugary sweet confections from the Harvey Nichols Foodmarket set amongst this season’s candy-