It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, especially at the malls and department stores across Los Angeles! Christmas window displays celebrate the festive season, while adding eye candy to your holiday shopping spree. Stores such as Dior, Top Shop and Ralph Lauren have unveiled elaborate displays filled with bright colors, beautiful landscapes and a plethora of holiday pizzazz.
Check out these popular design trends for this holiday season!
With holiday tradition as the primary inspiration, use of classic Christmas elements such as presents, garlands and ornaments have adorned this year's window displays. Oversized, sculptural ornaments seemingly float in mid-air in these fantastical displays, enhancing a sense of wonder and magic that surrounds Christmas. Light is also the key to this trend, with bold uses of color and gleaming metallic surfaces.
Comprised of reclaimed wood elements, greenery, and rough and rugged textures, this trend is a contemporary take on the traditional winter season, set against a forest landscape of pine and evergreen trees, ice-blue skies and snow drifts. These displays not only feature natural, undoctored materials, but also incorporate video and light installations displaying visuals of snow-covered forests.
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With minimal color palettes and simplistic themes, these window displays demonstrate contemporary design elements and holiday basics stripped to the essentials. Use of gold and silver contrasts white backgrounds, while sharp geometric angles juxtapose soft textures of yarn and cotton. This trend is a fresh, modern take on the holidays.
Images by Grace Lennon