Wednesday, June 12, 2013


 Congratulations to the winning window display at Saks Fifth Avenue by Corey Ring and Kristen Eichenberg from FIT (team #4)

June starts a month-long celebration of dads and grads. This week's windows honor the graduating class of 2013 and feature the entrants of Saks Fifth Avenue's DDi Student Window Challenge. The winning display by Corey Ring and Kristen Eichenberg of FIT holds 3 mannequins garbed in citrus-toned Alice & Olivia, with their faces shrouded by paper pyramids. 

Diane von Furstenberg dresses in the DDi Student Window Challenge at Saks Fifth Ave. and 49th St.

For an entire day, 6 pairs of visual merchandising students from FIT and LIM College worked on designing, assembling and perfecting a single window display with minimal guidance from Saks visual directors at the Saks Fifth Avenue 49th St. store. At 5PM on June 6th, judging began. Winners were awarded a one day mentorship with the Saks Visual Design team, $500 Saks giftcards, American Ballet Theater tickets and print exposure in DDi magazine.

Window by LIM students for the DDi Student Window Challenge at Saks Fifth Avenue

Personally, I love the sheer serenity of the blank white backdrops. Notice how the color orange makes a presence in 3 windows across different designers. If you look carefully, some of the mannequins have facial features and other fun characteristics! It seems that each school created a window incorporating draped fabric, shapes and hangers. Looking at the bunch, which is your favorite? Do you think the FIT students have the edge or do you think the LIM students did it just a little better?    

BCBG Max Azria apparel on the mannequins dressed by FIT students for the Student Window Challenge

Rebecca Minkoff ensembles on the mannequins dressed by LIM students for the Saks Student Window Challenge

Tall and thin mannequins in the DDi Student Window Challenge


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    1. Me too! One of my favorites was Alice and Olivia's orange Adalyn Keyhole Maxi Dress - I love the zigzag texture at the bottom.


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