As a Visual Merchandiser the Christmas season is the busiest time of the year because for many retailers its the most vital sales period.
This was an exciting collaboration with Helen Draper Mercer, a dynamic and creative Manchester based stylist. We were tasked with designing and creating an installation to display 10 pieces of clothing within a perspex cube for the ‘Wonders of Autumn’ campaign at McArthurGlen, Cheshire Oaks, one of the UK’s leading Designer Outlets.
I’m not sure about you but the annual Christmas markets across the UK seem to have lost a bit of their charm for me now, I can almost predict the location of each overly commercialised stall at the Manchester markets now. With this in mind I went in search of something a bit different, my search took me to the quirky and creative city of Berlin.
With three weeks to go until Christmas, I’ve been busy spreading the Christmas spirit at the Pavilion Restaurant, Bury. Taking inspiration from one of the restaurant’s most popular products, Veuve Clicquot, it’s instantly recognisable colour has been used throughout the restaurant’s branding, from the napkins, table decorations to the fixtures, fittings and vinyl branding. In an […]
Last week I was lucky enough to be involved in the launch of Robbie Williams’ menswear brand, Farrell at Primark, Manchester. I was tasked with dressing the window ready for launch.
It has arrived earlier than most retailers, but yes its that time of year again, Christmas!
Here’s what I’ve been up to over the last couple of weeks throughout the country at Primark.
In June I told you about the indoor tree that I styled for The Pavilion, Bury, since then I have I have been tasked with styling three other areas of the restaurant to bring it to life and provide a unique Pavilion style experience.
Now in its 24th year, the VM and Display show is the longest running exhibition in the industry. The three-day event showcases new and regular exhibitors, displaying the latest products, trends and technologies intended to entice today’s consumers. The show covers everything within Visual Merchandising such as Mannequins, Printing Materials, Christmas Decorations, Display Services, Props, Design, Graphics, Bust Forms, the list goes […]
I recently took a trip to Cologne, Germany, and spent a day window shopping (a few purchases were made as well!) Amongst the German stalwart brands were some very familiar brands from the UK high street that have now developed European locations such as Clarks and C&A. Theses were some of the window schemes that […]
I’ve recently returned from my first trip to Euroshop, Düsseldorf, the world’s leading retail trade fair. The show is held every three years and showcases 2,000 exhibitors from more than 50 countries. The focus is on Store Design, Visual Merchandising, Marketing, Retail Technology, Exhibitions and Special Events. The ‘Messe’ exhibition centre is extremely well organised and clearly […]