April 1, 2013

Visual Merch: Sage Collection

It's time for me to share another window display that I did! This week my group worked with the Sage Collection of Indiana University, which includes historical clothing and accessories. It's named after Elizabeth Sage, IU's first clothing & textiles professor in 1913! 

Working with a museum is very different from working with a retailer-- instead of choosing from merchandise, we were given a small selection of very old hats and had to use gloves to handle them. We went with the theme of the Mad Tea Party from Alice in Wonderland because we were inspired by all the hats!

We had the opportunity to create so many props! The queen's gown is constructed from spare fabric over a vintage dress, a crinoline and lots of tulle, with a fan made of feathers we glued together. We made the tree by covering a round piece of cardboard with fabric and created the roses from felt. We also punched holes into a deck of cards and hung them from the ceiling for another Wonderland touch.

We decided we wanted to display a quote about hats. Instead of simply printing it out, I spelled it out using thread on a fabric board-- definitely inspired by the embroidery I've been doing lately!!

This was definitely our most creative window yet!

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  1. So creative! You must have loads of fun doing these!

  2. This is gorgeous! I'm so in love with all these hats - it must have been so fun to work with them xo

  3. Your major looks like a lot of fun! The Alice in Wonderland theme is perfect. And, gosh, you had to wear gloves to touch the hats??!!

  4. Oh, how fun! I didn't realize this was your major!

  5. what a fun job- creating window displays! I love the theme you went with, and it's so interesting you had to use gloves to handle the hats. my favorite bit was the sign- so, so cute!

    xo Marlen
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  6. How fun! I love it - this is such a cool job. The way you did the hats was really smart - I agree with Marlen

  7. Just stumbled across your blog! I would LOVE to do window displays! How fun!! Loved the theme and those hats are amazingggg. Newest follower here!

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  8. This is such a fun idea!

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    xo sharon


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