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Matches – String letters

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] We are always delighted to be asked by the creative team from MATCHESFASHION.COM, to collaborate on their window and instore displays.. [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="25px"][vc_column_text] Working with the design brief from the client, which was: "The inspiration behind the window was our Muses - the women that we buy for each season. My intention was to represent each woman in a series of looks and make them more 'real' by adding a fabulous but natural hair style to each mannequin. A simple theme was really key here as I wanted the focus to be really all about the men and women we were representing.’ Words representing the different types of MATCHESFASHION.COM client, including ‘The Romantic’, ‘The Fashion Intellectual’ and ‘The Minimalist’, were cut from Foamex and then hand wrapped by the inhouse prop making team with black and white yarn. The scheme ran from inside the store suspended above mannequins into the windows of the Ledbury Road, Marylebone...

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Ted Baker – London Bridge

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Hello Flamingo were asked to work with the Store Design team at Ted Baker for the prestigious store opening at London Bridge. The store design was developed with an Art deco / London Underground feel, we were given the brief to source, style and manufacture props to adorn the store. [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="25px"][vc_column_text] We sourced beautiful marble clocks, glassware, figurines and oddities from Antique Fairs to give an Art Deco feel, these sat  alongside vintage London Underground gauges, maps and ticket machines. We then added a playful twist to the names of London Underground stops, to make unique display cabinets for individual destinations - 'Teds Piccalilli’, 'Water - Loo’ and a whistling 'Tooting Bec' to name but a few...

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Stella McCartney – Christmas Projects

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] We were delighted to hear from the creative team from Stella McCartney, who wanted our help on two fun Christmas projects. [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="25px"][vc_column_text] The first was for an event in Selfridges department store, London. A Christmas cart supplied by Selfridges was to be given a creative treatment to make it stand out and represent the Stella McCartney brand. The brief was to make the cart glow, cover it in as many multicoloured fairy lights as we could! The in-house team painted the base of the cart dark green to match the cable of the lights and then got wrapping! Around 30 sets of lights covered the cart. There was also a high gloss double tiered plinth on the cart to display product and mince pies – yummy! The second brief was to create giant gift bows to act as heads for children’s mannequins in concession stores around the world, destinations included Singapore, Dubai and Hong...

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Ted Baker – Montreal – Brass Instrument Sculpture

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] The creative team at Ted Baker asked Hello Flamingo to create a unique piece of art to go on the wall in their newly opening pop-up store in Montreal, Canada. [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="25px"][vc_column_text] Taking the theme of the store from Montreal’s famous association with music and its annual jazz festival, the store was filled with musical memorabilia. The piece Hello Flamingo were asked to create was a sculpture measuring over 3m wide by 1.5m high, consisting of antique brass instruments. French horns, trumpets, trombones and the like, were sourced from antique fairs, flea markets and auction sites and built by the Hello Flamingo in-house team. The piece was then very carefully packed to make the journey from Brighton to Canada. It looks stunning in the incredible store – we always love working with the Ted Baker team! [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

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Ted Baker – Bicester Village

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] With the extension of designer shopping outlet Bicester Village, the Ted Baker store relocated to a new unit within the village, and with the classic Ted twist, created a village within the village. [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="25px"][vc_column_text] Hello Flamingo were delighted to part a of the sourcing, styling and prop making for the store which had a bakery, gentleman’s bar, chemist, tailor shop. All items were handpicked at antique and trade fairs, including over 500 vintage glass bottles, science equipment and lovely kitchenalia. The Hello Flamingo in-house production team then created displays to dress to store to create the themes. The till area had a bespoke, illuminated science laboratory display - with vintage filament bulbs, scenic paint effects and vintage science equipment. The tailoring theme in the menswear department had a beautiful vintage collar display covering a 3m long shelf. As always working with the Ted Baker Store Design team has been great fun! [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

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Missguided – Giant Banana

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Hello Flamingo were really happy to be asked to continue their collaboration with the creative team at Missguided and create bespoke props for the new store opening in Bluewater Shopping Centre, Kent[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="25px"][vc_column_text] The props were a giant disco ball banana and mermaid’s tails fitted to mannequins. All designs and concepts were brought to us by Treasure Evans, Missguided’s Retail Visual Manager, winner of the Most Innovative Person Within VM award at the 2017 VM and Display Awards. The 4.2m long banana was hand carved from polystyrene and fibre-glassed by the Hello Flamingo in-house production team. The top of the banana was covered, by hand, in 38,000 individual mirror tiles! The inside of the peel was flocked in a realistic off-white flock and the outside of the banana was sprayed high gloss yellow. In store the banana sits on its own stage, and with a steel armature inside the banana it has strength and rigidity making...

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Missguided – Babe Power, Giant Replica Perfume Can

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Hello Flamingo were extremely excited to be approached by the creative team of bold fashion brand Missguided to collaborate with them, and fragrance distributor Per Scent, in creating a giant replica perfume bottle for the launch of their new fragrance ‘babe power‘ at Westfield, Stratford. [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="25px"][vc_column_text] The perfume bottles are the shape of drinks cans and are sold from a Missguided vending machine in the store. Our brief was to create a replica perfume can to perfectly match the original. The in-house production team at Hello Flamingo manufactured the bespoke prop in our workshop. Using internal wooden formers to create the can shape, which was wrapped to give the solid can outer. The can was wrapped in rose gold mirror vinyl. The ‘babe power’ logo was cut out of the can and illuminated to make the branding pop. CNC wood top and bottom parts completed the realistic look, which included a giant ring pull. The can was...

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Ted Baker – Houston

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Hello Flamingo were very excited to be asked again by the creative team at Ted Baker to collaborate with them on the in-store props for a new store opening in Houston, TX. [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="25px"][vc_column_text] The theme of the store 'Houston, we have a problem - we have run out of tea!' was chosen due to the NASA headquarters location in the city. Taking the designs from Ted Baker, the Hello Flamingo prop making team set to work sourcing retro tea sets and creating the models of liquid without gravity from silicone-moulded resin - with many hours of research watching videos of astronauts in space and other anti-gravity locations. Each stream of liquid was moulded and cast, the resin coloured to create milk, milky tea and tea without milk. There were also floating biscuits and resin sugar cubes exploding from bowls. All the elements were strung up from nylon thread and hung from the ceiling...

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Ted Baker – Miami

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Hello Flamingo were asked by Ted Baker to work on the creative props for the new Miami store opening. With a brief of ‘Decodance’, where vintage ballroom dancing meets Miami disco. [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="25px"][vc_column_text] The project involved sourcing wonderful vintage items and adding a touch of disco to sit within the art deco themed store. The Hello Flamingo team loved sourcing hundreds of props from flea markets, antiques fairs, specialist collectors, to bring the concept to life. From old dancing trophies to ghetto blasters, ballroom dancing shoes to retro trainers. Some of the items had special treatments – ghetto blasters were glittered, gramophones were covered in mirror tiles, adding the glitz to the era and a fun twist on the items which were displayed through the store and the windows. Champagne bottles had mini disco balls bursting from them, vintage top hats had the glitter balls tumbling out from them. Vintage bow ties looked to...

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Omorovicza – Liberty of London Beauty Room Refurbishment

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Omorovicza – the cult skincare brand from Budapest, that use the curative properties of Hungarian thermal waters to create a luxury skincare range – approached Hello Flamingo to update their beauty treatment room in the historical luxury London department store, Liberty of London. [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="25px"][vc_column_text] In the 1800s, the founder, Stephen de Heinrich de Omorovicza’s ancestors, commissioned one of the most famous architects in Hungarian history, Miklos Ybl, to build the beautiful Rácz spa in Budapest, on the site of a medieval healing spring – this thermal bath was the inspiration for the treatment room refurbishment. The team at Hello Flamingo set about transforming the room, with a scenic painter painting the walls with an aged stone effect, the existing furniture was sanded back and given a worn/aged paint effect also. One end of the room was wallpapered with the image of the original Omorovicza Rácz spa. Antique brass fittings, sourced by...

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