It’s GW and things are kind of slow so I took the RARE opportunity to half-retreat into silence and remodel and redecorate my apartment. The main urge behind this is that my clothing wouldn’t fit on my measly rack anymore so I fisted the “buy” button on a closet system online that spans my room’s walls. I needed some new hangars for it so I headed over to Tokyu Hands in Shinjuku and as I was passing the Louis Vuitton boutique on the first floor, I stopped dead in my tracks.
What. Is. THAT. ….?!
Insects!! Giant insects in the windows! And not crawly, dirty, gross insects, but ones made out of manipulated and collaged LV accessories and bags.
These windows are a masterful display of taking an familiar object and changing our perspective on it. This is my favorite part of creativity. A machine wouldn’t think of this, a robot wouldn’t and perhaps neither would an accountant (no offense to accountants). It just made me so excited to try and guess what each part was made of. It makes me appreciate Luxury brands’ windows, versus fast fashion which just wants to *show* the product and be done with it. Oh, to be a pro window dresser! I actually studied it in school and really wanted to try and do it as a career. In the end, I’ve had the opportunity to do it once before for Isetan but not since then…
So even a display can be a “window” of imagination.