Michael Kors x La Rinascente, Milan

Designed by: Studio XAG
For client: Michael Kors Floor area: 52.00 M² Year of completion: 2018
Submitted for: Window Display of the Year

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The gigantic scale of the windows gave us the opportunity to create luxury New York City sets at 1:1 scale

About the Project

New York City has landed in Milan! Overnight, 15 XAG crew (each averaging 18km on their iPhone step counts!) transported Upper Manhattan into a series of 8 enormous 5m tall windows at Milan’s iconic La Rinascente for Michael Kors.
The gigantic scale of the windows gave us the opportunity to create luxury New York City sets at 1:1 scale in our workshop. Seeking inspiration from sight lines and strong perspectives, we created lifelike uptown architecture incorporating the FW18 campaign seamlessly to hero the new season’s collection.
Campaign colours of marigold, teal and deep oxblood pop against the cool and contemporary white monochrome brick facades. Playful twists of coloured neon highlight recognisable NYC urban icons such as a luxurious uptown hotel canopy complete with its own red carpet. Mannequins stand at a pedestrian crossing and perch on a Central Park bench to show off the feminine, free-spirited offering of ruffled skirts and flirty dresses

What’s unique about it

Filling the sheer scale of La Rinescente’s 5m tall windows was an exciting creative opportunity for StudioXAG; utilising the skilled craftmanship of our in-house carpenters and taking advantage of our double-height ceiling, we were able to construct 1:1 scale New York City sets in our workshop. Referencing the iconic uptown architecture complete with decorative cornice details, our dream team of talented designers and makers crafted realistic brick facades and street furniture from scratch, elevating the familiar and classic with a fresh white monochrome wash and playful colour pops. Faux neon is seamlessly and expertly fitted around window frames to highlight the seasonal product and reinforce the fall / winter brand colours.

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The gigantic scale of the windows gave us the opportunity to create luxury New York City sets at 1:1 scale

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The gigantic scale of the windows gave us the opportunity to create luxury New York City sets at 1:1 scale

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Giant light boxes displaying the campaign graphics were surrounded by white brick facades.

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Neon outlined windows beautifully framing the season collection.

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Playful twists of coloured neon highlight recognisable NYC urban icons such as a luxurious uptown hotel canopy complete with it's own red carpet

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Mannequins stand at a pedestrian crossing and perch on a Central Park bench to show off the feminine, free-spirited offering of ruffled skirts and flirty dresses.

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© Edward Park

Seeking inspiration from sight lines and strong perspectives, we created lifelike uptown architecture incorporating the FW18 campaign seamlessly to hero the new season's collection.

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© Edward Park

Campaign colours of marigold, teal & deep oxblood pop against the cool and contemporary white monochrome brick facades.

The Studio XAG crew transporting Upper Manhattan to the windows at Milan's iconic La Rinascente.

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