Turning to the East this season, AW12 fashion trends have drawn inspiration from rich brocades, embroidery and oriental motifs. The oriental theme from the catwalks transform into the holiday windows at Harvey Nichols, where an explosion of colour and sparkle gives Christmas a mystical and modern twist.
A burst of colour, textures and theme-based elements such as oriental flowers, bird cages and Chinese lanterns take over the store’s Knightsbridge windows this year, where Christmas takes the Oriental route. A series of beautiful handcrafted Oriental inspired props which are uplifting, pretty and modern with an attitude that is distinctly Harvey Nichols has been created from amazing luminescent brightly coloured metallic finishes, mixed with more traditional Oriental materials with splashes of fluorescent colour added on top. Everything is embellished with sparkle, glitter, jewels and Christmas lights. Decorative geometric golden screens in various shapes frame these exquisite scenes, which act as a gateway into this enticing and opulent world. Positioned within the exquisite scenes from the east, the mannequins have
been dressed in AW13 fashions. According to Harvey Nichols, the mannequins are based on reference both traditional Geishas and Harajuku teens, with doll-like cosplay makeup and chopstick speared rolls of hair on the women and striking eyeliner and statement Mohawks on the men. Surrounding them are richly embellished surfaces bejeweled and lit – a dazzling Christmas grotto of fabulous fashion and luxury gifts