This month we are awash with colour as Autumn lands in a kaleidoscope of shades. In our October window walk we discover the old ones really are the best as falling leaves dominate the high-street and we start to see who’s gearing up for Christmas early.
SKETCHERS: Optimistically holding onto summer a little longer, the Sketchers window is packed with butterflies and birds. The simple but effective scheme may look a bit out of place in September but when you look closer, autumn photography has started to creep in and looks stunning in soft golden hues.
RESERVED: We said the high-street was awash with colour, but forget oranges and yellows, Reserved have flooded their window in a serene blue for autumn. Featuring gloss blue mannequins with velvet covered heads, the scheme also includes waves of blue fabric which cascades between groupings. We also love the illuminated swirling structure, which to us, suggest the autumn wind blowing through the scheme.
KATE SPADE: It feels a little bit Christmassy at Kate Spade with these beautiful illuminated stars. We love the mix of LED light with high-shine metallics and the slight kitsch fairground vibe they give off.
GANT: It wouldn’t be autumn without a falling leaves scheme and this year it’s fallen to Gant to take up the mantle. Executed with their usual sleek and simple style, the scheme features oversized die-cut leaves in a bold array of colours. We especially like the use of illuminated faux-neon leaves which add a fun and effective twist.
KAREN MILLEN: Another brand that seems to be getting into the festive spirit early. There will be no last-minute shopping for the Christmas party as Karen Millen launch their atelier range with a distinctly festive feel. Featuring meters of shimmer wall in forest green and turntable podiums the scheme has been adding extra glamour to Regents Street.
UNIQLO: We love the autumn window at Uniqlo. Offering an education in knitwear, the window weaves its way through the different yarns available instore. The clever wool-like pattern features on the glass as a decal as well as inside the window in the form of bungee cords. There’s also a sustainability message as they promote their 100% Natural Knits.