Bloggers With Holt Renfrew Windows

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This is not an IT related article, no Microsoft property was harmed in any way while/after writing it! It turns out our very esteemed Fashbloggers get their own department store windows!

Bryanboy, Jak & Jil, The Sartorialist (and his lady, Garance Dore), Sea of Shoes inspired Holt Renfrew (a Canadian department store chain) creative director (John Gerhardt) to style blogger-inspired windows. The styling was supposed to include mannequins outfitted as the respective fashbloggers as well as images from their fashblogs. (the story continues with more pictures right after the jump!)

Garance Dore Holt Renfrew Window

Curiously opened to the public, the new blog-style windows are hardly personal. The only one bearing a clear signature is the Sartorialist’s window. That somewhat saddens me since they could’ve added faces to every other fashblogger window! (Garance Dore’s window doesn’t even tell you the whys and the specifics of her blog).

Sartorialist Scott Schuman Holt Renfrew window

I’m just curious why fashion is sometimes closing on itself. Instead of opening real windows on the world, they’re showcasing the internet as fashion. Of course I believe the fashblogosphere had a tremendous effect on fashion, but only a handful of fashion passionate internet browsers know who all of the esteemed fashbloggers mentioned above are and what they stand for. Now really, if it wasn’t for the writings on the wall, could you tell a Sartorialist window from a Jack & Jil one? (via 1, 2)

Tommy Ton Jak Jill Holt Renfrew window

Tommy Ton Jak and Jill Holt Renfrew window

Jane Sea Of Shoes Holt Renfrew window

Sea of Shoes window

Bryanboy Holt Renfrew window

Bryanboy window


#1 Ellington on 07.02.09 at 1:35 pm

Holt Renfrew is a pretty nifty store.
It is the equivalent of say Neiman Marcus, Saks, and Selfridges (which by the way is owned by the same family who own Holt Renfrew).
I usually like their windows. One of my childhood friends is their head window designer/dresser merchandiser. As for telling these window Bloggers apart I don’t follow any of them as I do not really care for their take on anything. So it does not really matter to me but I do think that it is a clever idea for a window display and it may get people talking about fashion differently and that is exactly what the Blogging explosion has done to fashion and many other industries.

#2 Hapsical Blog on 07.03.09 at 4:08 pm

I follow all those blogs so I was interested to see what Holt Renfrew would come up with, but from these pictures the windows don’t look good at all.. it doesn’t look like much effort has gone into them and they don’t really seem to capture the essence of the bloggers.

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