BDS NEWSTALK Summer 2018
Finished window display from module 3 created in Santorini.
Quote from the owner:
“Dafni understood our idea of creating a display that features a selection of merchandise related to the Cycladic civilization and the ancient city of Akrotiri and also has key characteristics of the island such as the fishing boats, the white houses, and the windmills. She managed to make a display that combines the various aspects of the store and presented them harmonically. She was happy to follow suggestions, and make adjustments and flexible plans to meet changing levels of merchandise during the installation. She was also able to use the existing materials and products as cover-ups or props adding no cost to her work.”
The Society have recently been sent some more archive photographs from Roger Ellyard.
Roger worked as display manager for John Collier in Leeds from the mid 1960’s until 1985, before organising the Alexandre tailoring shops. He then went to the Burton Group from 1985 until 1989.
You can see the beginnings of trendy boutiques and jeans shops in the 1970’s to 1980’s as well as the first (and maybe only ) menswear supermarket. Different times – different fashions. Wonderful to look back thank you!
The British Display Society was asked again by Pure London to judge the Best Exhibition stand at the show in February. The Autumn/Winter collections that were showing at Pure London were for fashion insiders and retail buyers.
David Anthony from our Executive Council judged the VM excellence across Womenswear, Menswear and Accessories Categories. It featured independent Brands Emily & Fin, Rakish Heels, Chalk, Salvo Lacomo, King Louie and Powder. The overall winner was Rakish Heels with its luxurious vintage creativity and unique eye popping look with bursts of colour and cool electric props and furnishings.
Helen Goodwin our Vice Chair was also there giving a talk on the basic guidelines for fashion window displays – do’s and dont’s.