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Matches Fashion – London Fashion Week

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Hello Flamingo love working with the creative team at Matches Fashion and were so happy to be asked again to create their London Fashion Week AW18 windows in their Marylebone and Ledbury Road stores. [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="25px"][vc_column_text] With the tagline ‘The Innovators’, the idea was to create an art movement in the windows, with the brutalist London landmark The Barbican as an inspiration. Taking the design from the client, Hello Flamingo manufactured freestanding sculptures made from polystyrene, with a concrete textured paint effect added. These structures stood in the window amongst the mannequins. Hanging MDF back panels were given the same concrete effect finish and were graffitied, using print from the new season’s as a starting point, by a Bristol-based street artist to add to the urban/city vibe. The windows looked great and were really well received. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

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Oasis – Make a Splash

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Oasis Fashion collaborated with the team at Petra Storrs, a creative design and art direction company, who designed their SS18 campaign, which had the tagline ‘Make a Splash’. [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="25px"][vc_column_text] Taking inspiration from their photoshoot, Petra Storrs approached Hello Flamingo to turn their designs in to a reality for the Oasis one-day press event at Nine Adam Street, London. The Hello Flamingo in-house production team created a number of incredible bespoke props for the event. A life-sized whales tail, hand carved from polystyrene, was fibre glass coated and covered in a silver holographic fabric, with holographic sequin barnacles. The tail popped out of the floor with a bespoke formed acrylic water splash and matched perfectly to the floor graphic which included an image of the rest of the whale. A giant anchor, also covered in holographic fabric with sequin barnacles and acrylic splashes, held a prop chain which worked as a rail to showcase garments...

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Miss Sixty – Westfield

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Miss Sixty, the Italian fashion brand, came to Hello Flamingo with a concept for their SS18 window displays, for their Westfield, London and Brompton Road stores. [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="25px"][vc_column_text] The design concept, which will be seen in Miss Sixty stores internationally, was made up of hundreds of beautiful spring coloured flowers, tumbling from floating urns, floating mini birdcages filled with flowers and a vintage swing with floral arrangements. The window props were produced in-house at the Hello Flamingo workshop, just outside Brighton. A polystyrene former created the base for the cascade of flowers. Carved by the team, it held its own weight with the urn attached. And the hundreds of flowers were hand applied to give the impression of them spilling out of the urn. This pretty scheme really embodies the change in season and has been well received by the client. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

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Browns – Jean Michel Basquiat Collaboration

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] We were so happy to be approached by the creative team at luxury fashion boutique Browns to work with them on a pop-up shop in their South Molton Street store for their collaboration with iconic artist the late Jean-Michel Basquiat, in conjunction of the exhibition of his work showing at The Barbican.. [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="25px"][vc_column_text] The team came to us with their design concept and Hello Flamingo set about building it! Two windows were partially blacked out, painted by our very own director Paula, the centre of the windows were left and exposed enlarged prints of the artist work – along with garments from the collaborative collection. Large paper prints filled other windows, with hand sketches and notes and plinths and windows had the highly recognisable ‘crown’ and ‘SAMO’ logos. A giant replica of the Mona Lisa, altered by Basquiat, hung in a window, with bespoke props (skate ramp, plinth, ball) which held product, including a...

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Aquascutum – AW17

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Design direction from client: ‘Monochrome with a colour accent; a break from black and white. Colour is a powerful force; that draws our focus to the intrinsic features of the pieces photographed. Images are cropped with purpose to accentuate the beauty of the cloth, texture and details.’ [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="25px"][vc_column_text] The client wanted to have over-sized/giant cut-outs of the campaign imagery centre-stage, as larger than life standalone props. The colour palette was mostly monochromatic, and it was Hello Flamingo’s job to drive the creative concept to include the camouflage print. So, the design team gave each of the cut-outs their own camouflage shadow – which you can find in the season’s collection. The camo shadows were set 50mm back from the photography to give a sense of depth and all the cut-outs were staggered in the window to enhance that feeling of depth. The cut-outs were huge, some were over 3m high to fill the...

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T.M.Lewin – Chelsea in Bloom

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Hello Flamingo were very excited to be asked by the T.M.Lewin creative team to design and create their window display, in the King’s Road store for Chelsea in Bloom 2017. [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="25px"][vc_column_text] Working with the annual competition’s theme of Floral Safari, Hello Flamingo designed a tropical archway made up of gorgeous bright blooms. The archway perfectly framed the window with overflowing planters filled with tropical flowers and a giant lightbox with an image of an elephant. Planters made from upturned safari hats, were a playful and fun addition to the display. The theme continued inside the store with vases of the gorgeous flowers on counters. It was a real pleasure to work with this well-established British brand for such a prestigious event. We were very pleased with the outcome and the window won a bronze award. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

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Missguided – Babe Power

[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 – 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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