SHAKESPEAREAN CHARACTERS

Merchant of Venice mask

HAMLET, KING LEAR AND THE MERCHANT OF VENICE

I have chosen three male characters from Shakespeare’s plays: Hamlet, King Lear and The Merchant of Venice. In styling the denim products, I wanted to create a display for male customers of M&S, creating a contemporary look mixed with the presence of Shakespeare’s characters and the versatility and long tradition of denim as a fashion material.

Shakespearean characters fashion display
Shakespearean characters fashion display
Hamlet fashion display
Hamlet male fashion display
Merchant of Venice fashion display
The Merchant of Venice male fashion display
King Lear fashion display
King Lear fashion display
Hamlet and Merchant of Venice display
Hamlet and Merchant of Venice display
Contemporary Yorick skull
Contemporary Yorick skull
Merchant of Venice mask
The Merchant of Venice mask

TRADITION OF DENIM FABRIC

Through my research, I found out some interesting facts about denim fabric. It has a long tradition goes back to as far as seventeen century. There is a dispute where did it originate from Italy or France?

The colour of denim wasn’t blue at the start and the Italian sailors in the city of Genoa where making trousers out of it for work in the harbours. The material was strong and sturdy. The French pronounce the word Genoa – Gênes, it may be the origin of the word jeans.

In France, in the city of Nîmes the French were trying to reproduce the jean but instead, they created similar fabric later on known as denim. From Nîmes as the French say de Nîmes – denim.

 

Display inspiration, denim and past modern trend
Display inspiration, denim, and past modern trend

 

King Lear inspiration
King Lear and Hamlet inspiration 

ADDITIONAL PROPS

 

Theatrical information about the characters
Theatrical information about the characters

 

Shakespeare 400 poster
Information poster

 

 

 

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CHRISTMAS WINDOWS, DUBLIN 2017

River Island Christmas Window, Dublin 2017

DUBLIN GRAFTON AND HENRY STREET CHRISTMAS WINDOWS 2017

BROWN THOMAS

Brown Thomas, Christmas windows 2017, Dublin, Grafton Street
Brown Thomas, Christmas windows 2017, Dublin, Grafton Street
Brown Thomas, Christmas windows 2017, Dublin, Grafton Street
Brown Thomas, Christmas windows 2017, Dublin, Grafton Street
Brown Thomas, Christmas windows 2017, Dublin, Grafton Street
Brown Thomas, Christmas windows 2017, Dublin, Grafton Street
Brown Thomas, Christmas windows 2017, Dublin, Grafton Street
Brown Thomas, Christmas windows 2017, Dublin, Grafton Street
Brown Thomas, Christmas windows 2017, Dublin, Grafton Street
Brown Thomas, Christmas windows 2017, Dublin, Grafton Street
Brown Thomas, Christmas windows 2017, Dublin, Grafton Street
Brown Thomas, Christmas windows 2017, Dublin, Grafton Street
Brown Thomas, Christmas windows 2017, Dublin, Grafton Street
Brown Thomas, Christmas windows 2017, Dublin, Grafton Street

 

KILKENNY

Kilkenny store, Christmas windows, Dublin 2017
Kilkenny store, Christmas windows, Dublin 2017
Kilkenny store, Christmas windows, Dublin 2017
Kilkenny store, Christmas windows, Dublin 2017
Kilkenny store, Christmas windows, Dublin 2017
Kilkenny store, Christmas windows, Dublin 2017
Kilkenny store, Christmas windows, Dublin 2017
Kilkenny store, Christmas windows, Dublin 2017
Kilkenny store, Christmas windows, Dublin 2017
Kilkenny store, Christmas windows, Dublin 2017
Kilkenny store, Christmas windows, Dublin 2017
Kilkenny store, Christmas windows, Dublin 2017
Kilkenny store, Christmas windows, Dublin 2017
Kilkenny store, Christmas windows, Dublin 2017
Kilkenny store, Christmas windows, Dublin 2017
Kilkenny store, Christmas windows, Dublin 2017
Kilkenny store, Christmas windows, Dublin 2017
Kilkenny store, Christmas windows, Dublin 2017

 

ZARA

Zara, Christmas windows, Dublin 2017
Zara, Christmas windows, Dublin 2017
Zara, Christmas windows, Dublin 2017
Zara, Christmas windows, Dublin 2017
Zara, Christmas windows, Dublin 2017
Zara, Christmas windows, Dublin 2017

Zara, Christmas windows, Dublin 2017

Zara, Christmas windows, Dublin 2017

Zara, Christmas windows, Dublin 2017
Zara, Christmas windows, Dublin 2017
Zara, Christmas windows, Dublin 2017
Zara, Christmas windows, Dublin 2017
Zara, Christmas windows, Dublin 2017
Zara, Christmas windows, Dublin 2017
Zara, Christmas windows, Dublin 2017
Zara, Christmas windows, Dublin 2017
Zara, Christmas windows, Dublin 2017
Zara, Christmas windows, Dublin 2017
Zara, Christmas windows, Dublin 2017
Zara, Christmas windows, Dublin 2017

Zara, Christmas windows, Dublin 2017Zara, Christmas windows, Dublin 2017

Zara, Christmas windows, Dublin 2017
Zara, Christmas windows, Dublin 2017

RIVER ISLAND

River Island, Christmas windows, Dublin 2017
River Island, Christmas windows, Dublin 2017
River Island, Christmas windows, Dublin 2017
River Island, Christmas windows, Dublin 2017
River Island, Christmas windows, Dublin 2017
River Island, Christmas windows, Dublin 2017
River Island, Christmas windows, Dublin 2017
River Island, Christmas windows, Dublin 2017
River Island, Christmas windows, Dublin 2017
River Island, Christmas windows, Dublin 2017
River Island, Christmas windows, Dublin 2017
River Island, Christmas windows, Dublin 2017
River Island, Christmas windows, Dublin 2017
River Island, Christmas windows, Dublin 2017
River Island, Christmas windows, Dublin 2017
River Island, Christmas windows, Dublin 2017
River Island, Christmas windows, Dublin 2017
River Island, Christmas windows, Dublin 2017
River Island, Christmas windows, Dublin 2017
River Island, Christmas windows, Dublin 2017
River Island, Christmas windows, Dublin 2017
River Island, Christmas windows, Dublin 2017
River Island, Christmas windows, Dublin 2017
River Island, Christmas windows, Dublin 2017
River Island, Christmas windows, Dublin 2017
River Island, Christmas windows, Dublin 2017
River Island, Christmas windows, Dublin 2017
River Island, Christmas windows, Dublin 2017
River Island, Christmas windows, Dublin 2017
River Island, Christmas windows, Dublin 2017
River Island, Christmas windows, Dublin 2017
River Island, Christmas windows, Dublin 2017
River Island, Christmas windows, Dublin 2017
River Island, Christmas windows, Dublin 2017
River Island, Christmas windows, Dublin 2017
River Island, Christmas windows, Dublin 2017
River Island, Christmas windows, Dublin 2017
River Island, Christmas windows, Dublin 2017
River Island, Christmas windows, Dublin 2017
River Island, Christmas windows, Dublin 2017

 

ARNOTTS

Arnotts windows, Christmas, Dublin 2017
Arnotts windows, Christmas, Dublin 2017
Arnotts windows, Christmas, Dublin 2017
Arnotts windows, Christmas, Dublin 2017
Arnotts windows, Christmas, Dublin 2017
Arnotts windows, Christmas, Dublin 2017
Arnotts windows, Christmas, Dublin 2017
Arnotts windows, Christmas, Dublin 2017
Arnotts windows, Christmas, Dublin 2017
Arnotts windows, Christmas, Dublin 2017
Arnotts windows, Christmas, Dublin 2017
Arnotts windows, Christmas, Dublin 2017
Arnotts windows, Christmas, Dublin 2017
Arnotts windows, Christmas, Dublin 2017
Arnotts windows, Christmas, Dublin 2017
Arnotts windows, Christmas, Dublin 2017
Arnotts windows, Christmas, Dublin 2017
Arnotts windows, Christmas, Dublin 2017
Arnotts windows, Christmas, Dublin 2017
Arnotts windows, Christmas, Dublin 2017

MARKS&SPENCER

M&S windows, Christmas, Dublin 2017
M&S windows, Christmas, Dublin 2017
M&S windows, Christmas, Dublin 2017
M&S windows, Christmas, Dublin 2017
M&S windows, Christmas, Dublin 2017
M&S windows, Christmas, Dublin 2017

 

DEBENHAM

Debenham windows, Christmas, Dublin 2017
Debenham windows, Christmas, Dublin 2017
Debenham windows, Christmas, Dublin 2017
Debenham windows, Christmas, Dublin 2017
Debenham windows, Christmas, Dublin 2017
Debenham windows, Christmas, Dublin 2017

 

DUNNES STORES

Dunnes Stores, Christmas windows, Dublin 2017
Dunnes Stores, Christmas windows, Dublin 2017
Dunnes Stores, Christmas windows, Dublin 2017
Dunnes Stores, Christmas windows, Dublin 2017

 


 

 

 

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AUTUMN WINDOW DISPLAYS, DUBLIN 2017

Brown-Thomas-windows-Dublin

FASHION WINDOWS

BROWN THOMAS

Brown-Thomas-windows-Dublin
Brown Thomas windows, Dublin 2017
Brown-Thomas-windows-Dublin
Brown Thomas windows, Dublin 2017
Brown-Thomas-windows-Dublin
Brown Thomas windows, Dublin 2017
Brown-Thomas-windows-Dublin
Brown Thomas windows, Dublin 2017
Brown-Thomas-windows-Dublin
Brown Thomas windows, Dublin 2017
Brown-Thomas-windows-Dublin
Hermes, Brown Thomas windows, Dublin 2017

 

TOP SHOP

Top Shop window display, Dublin 2017
Top Shop window display, Dublin 2017
Top Shop window display, Dublin 2017
Top Shop window display, Dublin 2017
Top Shop window display, Dublin 2017
Top Shop window display, Dublin 2017
Top Shop window display, Dublin 2017
Top Shop window display, Dublin 2017
Top Shop window display, Dublin 2017
Top Shop window display, Dublin 2017
Top Shop window display, Dublin 2017
Top Shop window display, Dublin 2017
Top Shop window display, Dublin 2017
Top Shop window display, Dublin 2017

 

MASSIMO DUTTI

Massimo Dutti window display, Dublin 2017
Massimo Dutti window display, Dublin 2017
Massimo Dutti window display, Dublin 2017
Massimo Dutti window display, Dublin 2017
Massimo Dutti window display, Dublin 2017
Massimo Dutti window display, Dublin 2017
Massimo Dutti window display, Dublin 2017
Massimo Dutti window display, Dublin 2017

 

DUNNES STORES

Dunnes Stores, Autumn window display, Dublin 2017
Dunnes Stores, Autumn window display, Dublin 2017
Dunnes Stores, Autumn window display, Dublin 2017
Dunnes Stores, Autumn window display, Dublin 2017
Dunnes Stores, Autumn window display, Dublin 2017
Dunnes Stores, Autumn window display, Dublin 2017
Dunnes Stores, Autumn window display, Dublin 2017
Dunnes Stores, Autumn window display, Dublin 2017
Dunnes Stores, Autumn window display, Dublin 2017
Dunnes Stores, Autumn window display, Dublin 2017
Dunnes Stores, Autumn window display, Dublin 2017
Dunnes Stores, Autumn window display, Dublin 2017

 

BUTLERS CHOCOLATE

Bewleys window display, Dublin
Butlers Chocolate window display, Dublin
Bewleys window display, Dublin
Butlers Chocolate window display, Dublin
Bewleys window display, Dublin
Butlers Chocolate window display, Dublin

 

OTHERS

Autumn shoes display, Dublin 2017
Autumn shoes display, Dublin 2017
Autumn shoes display, Dublin 2017
Autumn shoes display, Dublin 2017
Music store, Dublin 2017
Music store, Dublin 2017
Autumn donuts, Dublin window display
Autumn donuts, Dublin window display
Autumn donuts, Dublin window display
Autumn donuts, Dublin window display
Autumn donuts, Dublin window display
Autumn donuts, Dublin window display
Alcohol store, Dublin 2017
Alcohol store, Dublin 2017
Alcohol store, Dublin 2017
Alcohol store, Dublin 2017
Menswear shirt window display, Dublin 2017
Menswear shirt – window display, Dublin 2017
Menswear shirt window display, Dublin 2017
Menswear shirt – window display, Dublin 2017

 

 

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HAMLET WINDOW DISPLAY INSPIRATION

Hamlet window display

SHAKESPEARE 400

The 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death is the inspiration for this display. I have chosen Hamlet as the character for my window display proposal.

Denim was once again the trending fabric of Spring/Summer 2016 and as a sustainable 100%, a cotton material has a long history and tradition which dates back to the 17th century. In styling the denim products, I wanted to design a display for male customers creating a contemporary look mixed with the presence of Shakespeare’s character and the versatility and long tradition of denim (black jeans) as a fashion material.

Hamlet window display
Hamlet with Yorick’s skull

INSPIRATION

Shakespeare’s Hamlet

The display shows the character on a stylised stage, and we, the audience, watch the ‘dramatic’ moment when Hamlet contemplates death and suicide in his conversation with the excavated skull of Yorick. The style of the scene is contemporary, set in a monochromatic environment of the theatre stage, creating a Gothic and mysterious feel.

David Tennant as Hamlet in The Novello Theatre
Hamlet window display
Hamlet on the stage contemplating his own existence
Hamlet window display
Hamlet dark and mysterious
czaszka Jorika w sztuce 'Hamlet' W.Szekspira
The skull was made of balsa wood and sprayed with silver spray then decorated with some Swarovski crystals

THE MAKING OF

Initially, I had a different idea for the window but some of the props were rejected during the process. The SketchUp software helped me to visualise the design in the Gallery Space.

Hamlet window display
Hamlet window display,  initial concept
Hamlet window display
Display in The Gallery Space

 

 

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HALLOWEEN DISPLAYS IN DUBLIN, IRELAND

decoration in the cosmetic store in Dublin, Ireland

TRICK OR TREAT!

 

 

BRAM STOKER PARADE

Atmospheric, creative, mysterious parade by Galway Macnas Theatre group for Bram Stoker Festival, Dublin 2017

 

 

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GUESS WHO’S COMING TO DINNER

"Guess who's coming to dinner" window display inspiration

MOVIE AS AN INSPIRATION FOR A WINDOW DISPLAY

The aim of this window display was to create a contemporary version of 1960’s style. My inspiration was a movie called Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner by Stanley Kramer.  It was originally written as a play what is quite noticeable while watching the movie, through the narrative, dialogs, and the set up feels like a stage too.

The main actors played in the movie were Spencer TracySidney PoitierKatharine Hepburn

At the time American white middle class was not ready for the mixed race relationships or marriages. Black Afro-Americans only started the struggle to become equal with the white Americans.

 

It was really an influential film for me growing up. There were so few representations of black people living as fully dimensional in a white culture. — Dawn Porter, African American filmmaker

 

I concentrated on Christina character played by Katharine Hepburn and chosen her as the main character for my window display. I found her the most important figure in the drama, the peacemaker, she is the one who built the bridge of peace inside the moral conflict.

Intensive blue was the most trendy colour of A/W 2014/15 season. I was working with blue, white and black colours on the mannequin accessories, walls, and props. I tried to recreate Christina’s style with the hat, long coat, and the striped shirt.

The gel filter used on the light was warm blue, I wanted to create the winter atmosphere. Later on, the gel was taken off … the light was warmer and it worked well during my photo shooting.

"Guess who's coming to dinner" window inspiration
‘Guess who’s coming to dinner’ window inspiration

INSPIRATION

Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (1967)

directed by Stanley Kramer

In this story, the invitation of a black man to a white family’s dinner table is challenging the family. In my window display, the suspended upside down wine glasses reflects the change of values and chaos caused in the family in this 60s movie.

"Guess who's coming to dinner" window inspiration

"Guess who's coming to dinner" window display inspiration

"Guess who's coming to dinner" window display inspiration

"Guess who's coming to dinner" window display inspiration

"Guess who's coming to dinner" window display inspiration
‘Guess who’s coming to dinner’ window inspiration

 

 

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