Hawes & Curtis unveils display for RIBA Regent Street Windows Project
Our Regent Street store has unveiled a captivating window installation for the annual Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Regent Street Windows Project. Now in its sixth year, the RIBA Regent Street Windows Project pairs exceptional architects with flagship retailers to create engaging architectural installations in their shop windows.
Our striking architectural installation was created by Nick Wood, How About Studio and Gillian Lambert who took inspiration from the contrast between our formal and casual ranges, and combined this with their own interest in offering a visually immersive experience for passers-by. The display features a Prince of Wales check design created by shirts. The Prince of Wales check is part of our rich heritage as it was made infamous by our most notable client, the Duke of Windsor (formerly known as the Prince of Wales until he abdicated). A lenticular wall constructed from garments creates two specific viewpoints on the street, one for each of the two distinct looks. The journey in-between these vantage points combines these images to provide an ever-changing collage.
The RIBA Regent Street Project is an initiative of RIBA’s London Region and Regent Street Association. The project started in 2010 as part of the London Festival of Architecture and is now established as a stand-alone annual event. This year, 13 retailers based on Regent Street are participating in this unique project.
Owen Wainhouse, Interim Director of RIBA’s London Region said: “It’s a testament to these collaborations between retailers and architects that the Regent Street Windows Project has become an important event in the architectural calendar. It allows participating shops to work directly with a profession that can offer a different perspective in space and enables them to reach new audiences and surprising outcomes.“
Our unique window display will be up for three weeks, so there is plenty of time for you to come and see it! The exhibition will run from Monday 7th September to Sunday 27th September, coinciding with both the London Design Festival and London Fashion Week.
Image 1: Liam Clarke.