City Inspirations: Fashionable Windows Of Chicago In March

Chicago's Fashionable Windows In March
Chicago’s Fashionable Windows In March

On a cool March morning in which the sun shone brightly and the brilliant blue sky welcomed the day, I embarked by train into the great city of Chicago. My solo monthly excursion into the city that endures to provide me with inspiration and renewed energy. No matter the weather or season. Living in the Midwest perhaps it can be said that March can bring with it an attitude of impatience for the arrival of Spring.  Alas, Mother Nature reminds us through a recent snowfall that Winter’s visible departure is slow yet the arrival of Spring is truly here! The tips of tulips have begun to peek out from the ground and birds sing regardless of the frost that forms in the early morning hours. Onward. Resiliency. True Chicagoans are just that. Resilient. In life, what we focus on expands. Focussing and seeking inspiration from what surrounds us that can lift our spirits or brings us appreciation for life and what it comprises? Priceless. That said, these journey’s are just that for me. Seeking energy and excitement from not just the architectural surrounds of this great city surrounded by Lake Michigan with the Chicago River running through it, but from behind the thick glass panes of glass of fashion’s windows. Fashion’s changing windows endure to appeal to me, for certain…

Steamy Surrounds Of Flowering bliss Heralding Spring's Arrival/Macy's (State Street) Flower Show
Steamy Surrounds Of Flowering bliss Heralding Spring’s Arrival/Macy’s (State Street) Flower Show

What awaited me on my walking journey was worth the windy chill. From behind the windows of Macy’s/State Street was a prolific explosion of colorful blooms that heralded Spring’s arrival. Behind a window filled with steam from nature’s impact placed within, mannequins in tulle adorned with rosettes and ballet pointe shoes graced the window in mesmerizing display. Celebrating Macy’s Flower Show (March 22nd-April 4th, 2015) the windows of Macy’s included a visual of moss covered mannequins dressed as dapper dandies holding umbrellas while large glass droplets holding water ‘floated’ from above. Certainly the art of window display at its best.

"Bloom":  Macy's Flower Show (State Street)
“Bloom”: Macy’s Flower Show (State Street)

Onward, invigorated by color and blooms of warmer weather days, the windows of fashion awaited. Window after window, my eyes sought the fashionable classics, reinvented once again, for a new season that we have entered. Vibrant accessories in shoes and handbags seemed to take center stage, drawing the eye with bold colors.

Vibrant, Spring Color From Behind the Windows Of Fashion
Vibrant, Spring Color From Behind the Windows Of Fashion

From the windows of Burberry’s the iconic trench coat reigns again. Classics that we will never tire of. Textural delight & vivid accessories adding a dash of color against the brilliant turquoise hued backdrop that lured my lens from across Michigan Avenue. The appreciation of fashion pulls me that way. I will never tire of composing the image my mind sees. Capturing the art of fashion. Changing fashion…

The Windows Of Burberry's:  Spring's Fashionable Arrival
The Windows Of Burberry’s: Spring’s Fashionable Arrival
Timeless, Enduring Classics:  Burberrys Perennial  Trench Coat
Timeless, Enduring Classics: Burberrys Perennial Trench Coat
Timeless, Enduring Classics:  Burberrys Perennial  Trench Coat
Timeless, Enduring Classics: Burberrys Perennial Trench Coat

Chanel’s windows were a sheer delight. The wrought iron fence and gate visual was the perfect backdrop for the mannequins on display. Intrigue pulled me in. The sign of enticing window display, for certain. Of course, one window offering a mannequin displaying a retro Mod feel and the other dripping in pearls and classic pin-stripe details provided a compelling visual allure...

Chanel:  Wrought Iron & Mod, Visual Appeal
Chanel: Wrought Iron & Mod, Visual Appeal
Chanel: Pin Stripe Classics With Gilded Appeal
Chanel: Pin Stripe Classics With Gilded Appeal

A nod to a classic chair brought forth immediate visual appeal and excitement from behind my lens. The Chiavari chair. A perfect visual combination of form & feminine elegance from behind the Windows of Neiman Marcus

From The Windows Of Neiman Marcus:  Chiavari Chairs & Shoes
From The Windows Of Neiman Marcus: Chiavari Chairs & Shoes
Moving Fashion:  The Windows Of Chicago In March
Moving Fashion: The Windows Of Chicago In March

Ralph Lauren offered, once again, timeless and sleek elegance in black and white. Perennial classics that take on a fresh appeal every time…

Ralph Lauren's Timeless Display:  Sleek, Classic Elegance
Ralph Lauren’s Timeless Display: Sleek, Classic Elegance
Windows Of Fashion/Chicago/March
Windows Of Fashion/Chicago/March
Fashion's Display On The Streets Of Chicago
Fashion’s Display On The Streets Of Chicago

Consider with appreciation the artistry behind the windows of fashion. A true art form. Consider the magical and exciting visuals on display. Take a closer look. It is the details that surround that can provide energy and excitement for the world that surrounds. No matter where you reside and what city you are near, the visual world awaits you. Appreciation awaits, indeed…

Onward,

Kristin

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4 thoughts on “City Inspirations: Fashionable Windows Of Chicago In March

    1. Thank you so much for sharing! That is one of my favorites, as well. The beauty of window display is that part of the display is the reflection of the city and its surrounds. Both visual delights when captured together. It’s part of the appeal behind the lens, for certain…
      Onward,
      Kristin

    1. Thank you, Stacy! It such a wonderful part of the visual seeing the striking details of a city reflecting through an image. To me, it is always part of the images of the windows of fashion. Delighted you felt a part of the visit. And….yes, it was very windy! Of course
      Kristin

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