It’s Snowing at Saks!

The Holiday Windows are Unveiled at Saks

This year’s Holiday Windows at Saks, sponsored by MasterCard and Acer, are inspired by the delicate, intricate and fascinating art of the snowflake. But that’s not all! The brilliant lighting projection masterminded by the prolific Terron Schaefer, Saks Chief Creative Office, hosts a dazzling array of animated figure skaters, gorgeous red ribbons and of course, our famous Saks Yet (he who created the snow!) onto our venerable Fifth Avenue façade. Watch the video of the windows. Scroll down to see close-up shots. A fashion winter wonderland. The Saks Yeti makes an appearance. The American Ballet Theatre’s dancers play the Sugar Plum Fairies a the window unveiling. Country star Trace Adkins performs at Saks. MORE: SaksPOV goes behind the scenes to discover the magic behind Saks’…

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This year’s Holiday Windows at Saks, sponsored by MasterCard and Acer, are inspired by the delicate, intricate and fascinating art of the snowflake. But that’s not all! The brilliant lighting projection masterminded by the prolific Terron Schaefer, Saks Chief Creative Office, hosts a dazzling array of animated figure skaters, gorgeous red ribbons and of course, our famous Saks Yet (he who created the snow!) onto our venerable Fifth Avenue façade.

Watch the video of the windows. Scroll down to see close-up shots.

A fashion winter wonderland.

The Saks Yeti makes an appearance.

The American Ballet Theatre’s dancers play the Sugar Plum Fairies a the window unveiling.

Country star Trace Adkins performs at Saks.

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SaksPOV goes behind the scenes to discover the magic behind Saks’ legendary Holiday Windows.

The Wall Street Journal speaks with Saks Fifth Avenue about the windows for 2012. Watch the video.

 


Holiday Windows: How it’s done!

SaksPOV goes behind the scenes to discover the magic behind Saks’ legendary Holiday Windows

The holidays are a time where magic abounds on Fifth Avenue, with imagination, creativity and whimsy springing from the Saks Fifth Avenue windows. Viewed by millions each year, the Holiday Windows are Saks’ gift of joy and love to both New Yorkers and visitors alike. In celebration our Holiday Windows, sponsored by MasterCard and Acer, we took a tour of Spaeth Design, the New York design firm that has dozens of “elves” working to create the magic. Check out how it’s done. Harry Cunningham, SVP, Store Planning and Visual Merchandising took SaksPOV on a grand tour… “The windows are Inspired by snowflakes, snow and how children interact with snow,” notes Cunningham, whose team has spent the better part of a year planning the 2012 windows….

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The holidays are a time where magic abounds on Fifth Avenue, with imagination, creativity and whimsy springing from the Saks Fifth Avenue windows. Viewed by millions each year, the Holiday Windows are Saks’ gift of joy and love to both New Yorkers and visitors alike.

In celebration our Holiday Windows, sponsored by MasterCard and Acer, we took a tour of Spaeth Design, the New York design firm that has dozens of “elves” working to create the magic. Check out how it’s done.

Harry Cunningham, SVP, Store Planning and Visual Merchandising took SaksPOV on a grand tour…

“The windows are Inspired by snowflakes, snow and how children interact with snow,” notes Cunningham, whose team has spent the better part of a year planning the 2012 windows. Cunningham’s team collected dozens of snow globes from over the years, that will be housed in a mechanically operated device that spins them in various directions.

 

Another window will feature an interactive “snow kaleidoscope.” Viewers of the windows will have an opportunity to see their faces in the screens in the windows morphed into kaleidoscopic shapes and colors. “I love how snowflakes are individual and yet so unique and different — but together we form one body, like a snowfall.”

 

Another window will feature a library of oversize pop-up books that open to reveal giant paper snowflakes.

 

Photographed by Isauro Martinez-Cairo

 

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Stay tuned to see the windows on Saks.com SaksPOV later this week!


Jenny Wu Celebrates American Design!

“I’m jetting off to Europe to bask in three glorious weeks of fashion, food, and culture. I’m so excited and so ready to take off! My life has been speeding on fast forward mode for the past couple of months and has been completely devoid of any breathing time or breathing room. So, I’m hoping a breath of fresh air in the world’s most glamorous continent will re-calibrate, re-energize and re-align my life a bit. Before taking off for my extended fashion vacation, I stopped by Saks Fifth Avenue Beverly Hills to try on five fabulous fall outfits from my favorite American designers. Europe may set the stage as the world’s fashion inspiration, but USA will always be my style muse.” Marc by Marc Jacobs chambray shirt and jeans and…

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“I’m jetting off to Europe to bask in three glorious weeks of fashion, food, and culture. I’m so excited and so ready to take off! My life has been speeding on fast forward mode for the past couple of months and has been completely devoid of any breathing time or breathing room. So, I’m hoping a breath of fresh air in the world’s most glamorous continent will re-calibrate, re-energize and re-align my life a bit. Before taking off for my extended fashion vacation, I stopped by Saks Fifth Avenue Beverly Hills to try on five fabulous fall outfits from my favorite American designers. Europe may set the stage as the world’s fashion inspiration, but USA will always be my style muse.”

Marc by Marc Jacobs chambray shirt and jeans and Marc Jacobs handbag, Diba ankle boots, Sorrelli earrings, Lia Sophia Necklace and Belle Noel Bangles.

Vera Wang dress, Shoedazzle necklace, Sorrelli earrings, Belle Noel bangles, T+J Designs ring and Alexander McQueen ring.

Jason Wu top and skirt, Kate Spade satin pumps and BCBGMAXAZRIA necklace.

Donna Karan bodysuit, blazer and cashmere leggings and Michael Antonio wedges.

Michael Kors dress and handbag.


I’m off to Europe on Wednesday and will be sending you my personal style post from Milan in a few weeks. I’m looking forward to being in a Europe state of mind. Fashion inspiration awaits!

 

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