City Inspirations: Fashionable Windows Of Chicago In February

Chicago In February:  Fashionable Windows
Chicago In February: Fashionable Windows

Chicago in February. Yet again frozen terrain met my view from the windows of the train that I boarded for the city of Chicago. Frozen layers of snow matched the gray and white layers that the sky formed. Yet Spring awaits. During a time in which color is craved perhaps this is what I sought on this monthly visual venture into Chicago: color.

Upon approaching the Chicago River, given the cold temps that have encircled the Chicago area, it was not a surprise to find thick chunks of frozen ice floating atop the river. Although the sky would change and patches of blue would temporarily dot the sky, the cold winds that carried me and verified Winter’s presence could not daunt the thrill of my search from behind my camera. For certain, no matter the season’s chill Chicagoans move onward. We all know what Winter’s enduring effects bring. Perhaps this only sweetens the moment when Spring finally arrives. Onward. Onward past the frozen ice on the Chicago river. Onward past the sidewalk signs throughout the city that warned of “Falling Ice”. Onward with appreciation. For even the frozen world is beautiful….

Behind My Lens:  Frozen Chicago/February 2015
Behind My Lens: Frozen Chicago/February 2015

And as for the fashion inspirations found? The fashionable windows of Chicago presented an array of both colorful and muted neutrals of visual interest. Of course, with each window a form of art is created. Anticipation arises as I approach the streets of fashion to view the changing displays that monthly intrigue me. With visual appreciation I study what greets me from behind the large panes of fashion’s merchandising.

Remnants of the month of love and the heralding of the Chinese New Year were still proclaimed from the windows of fashion. Perhaps the most striking emblem of love, an ethereal yet bold starburst heart shone brightly from the windows of Dolce And Gabanna. Memorable. From the iconic windows of fashion distinctive fashionable appeal beckoned from each boutique and storefront. Ralph Lauren shone in simplicity paired with accents of gold. Chanel was a ribboned affair in tweed and pearls. Max Mara delighted with yet another mass lineup of mannequins that visually appealed. The images presented are merely a visual journey from behind my lens. Images that spoke to me and beckoned my camera’s focus. Compilations of a city’s visuals of a world of ever changing fashion paired with an intent to capture fashionable artistry from behind my lens…

Vivid Red: February's "Month Of Love" Behind The Windows Of Chicago
Vivid Red: February’s “Month Of Love” Behind The Windows Of Chicago
Golden Impressions:  Fashion's Statements On Display
Golden Impressions: Fashion’s Statements On Display
Neutral & Basic Hues Of Fashionable Appeal
Neutral & Basic Hues Of Fashionable Appeal
Windows Of Fashion In February
Windows Of Fashion In February
Changing Windows Of Fashionable Elements
Changing Windows Of Fashionable Elements
Brights & Neutrals:  Spring Ahead Behind Fashionable Windows Of Chicago/Max Mara
Brights & Neutrals: Spring Ahead Behind Fashionable Windows Of Chicago/Max Mara
Warm Weather Inspirations:  Max Mara In February
Warm Weather Inspirations: Max Mara In February
Chanel's Fashionable Windows In February
Chanel’s Fashionable Windows In February: A Ribboned Affair

Proclaiming love with commitment, the windows of Macy’s on State Street showcased wedded bliss with brides of variation. Tulle, sequins, beads and lace. Brilliantly displayed and eye catching. Celebrating the artistic illustrations of Paul Lucido, the windows certainly brought forth Spring and forecast the arrival of the blooms and season associated with it. Elegant & colorful. And, Oh, the beauty of the iconic white dress! Always a showstopper. Interpretations of the perfect dress with intriguing visual backdrops

Wedded Visual Delight Behind The Windows Of Macy's/State Street
Wedded Visual Delight Behind The Windows Of Macy’s/State Street: “I Do”
Wedded Visual Delight Behind The Windows Of Macy's/State Street
Wedded Visual Delight Behind The Windows Of Macy’s/State Street: ” I Do”
Wedded Visual Delight Behind The Windows Of Macy's/State Street
Wedded Visual Delight Behind The Windows Of Macy’s/State Street: “I Do”
Wedded Visual Delight Behind The Windows Of Macy's/State Street
Wedded Visual Delight Behind The Windows Of Macy’s/State Street: “I Do”
Wedded Visual Delight Behind The Windows Of Macy's/State Street
Wedded Visual Delight Behind The Windows Of Macy’s/State Street: “I Do”

Of course, fashion does not simply reside behind the windows but upon the streets of a city…

Fashion Marketing On The City Streets Of Chicago
Fashion Marketing On The City Streets Of Chicago

Consider the fashionable windows that surround you. Whether it is timeless classics or trendy appeal that visually resonates from behind the windows of fashion, it is merely finding appreciation for what is before us. The display that is meant to entice us is an art form. Consider the artistry. Consider the inspiration gained from focussing on something striking, something that takes you somewhere in your thoughts. Visual impact.

On a cold February day in Chicago, nothing shines brighter to me than the visual appeal from behind fashion’s changing windows. A world unto itself. “Look up” and appreciate the visuals that can provide a burst of color, a vivid impact or fashionable scene that can certainly inspire. And if you happen to look skyward, appreciate the structures within a city that tower around you. Life and its details. Fashion and architecture. Appreciation…

Onward,

Kristin

Chicago:  Towering Architectural Delights To Frame Our View
Chicago: Towering Architectural Delights To Frame Our View
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