WindowsWear held its 4th Annual Awards celebration Thursday night at 1 Oak in Manhattan.
WindowsWear keeps an archival collection of select fashion windows and visual displays dating back to 1931. The collection provides retailers, designers, brands and creative professionals with photos for competitive research, inspiration and trend ideas over the years as they look to create visuals for today’s store windows.
Each year, the company showcases more than 25,000 window displays in 10 or more major fashion capitals. The WindowsWear awards recognized the top window displays for 2015 in different categories. Awards were presented this year in 40 categories, such as best by city, season or color, and more. Creative teams in attendance this year included Barneys New York, Bloomingdale’s, Elie Tahari, Harrods, Kleinfeld Bridal and Moncler.
Here is a selection of some of the winners this year by city:
Barcelona: Bottega Veneta, showcasing captured butterflies and colorful leather goods in nets;
Mexico City: Hugo Boss, highlighting symmetry in a geometrical presentation;
Tokyo: Moncler, makeshift submarines play host for the backdrop to showcase the brand’s collection.
Some of the other winners by category:
Best Women’s Window: Aritzia, garden flora provides a fresh look that is feminine and calming;
Best Men’s Window: Berluti, a contemporary masculine look highlights the men’s wear line and accessories;
The Color Red: Kleinfeld, Pnina Tornai’s bridal gown remains the focus amid a multidimensional red maze that incorporates various artifacts, also in red;
The Color Gold: Elie Tahari, featuring gold orbs as the backdrop;
The Color Black: Ralph Lauren, mixing a festive night sky backdrop and popping Champagne bottles;
Best Halloween Window: Saks Fifth Avenue, haute meets haunting in this spooky backdrop;
Best Archival Discovery: Lord & Taylor, a look back in time to September 1972 involving a collaboration between the retailer and Maison Valentino;
Best Interactive Window: Macy’s, celebrating the 50th anniversary of “Peanuts,” Schroeder’s giant piano synched up with a street-side touch-screen keyboard.