Barneys Creates ‘Roomscapes Of The Imagination' Curated Window Designs
A new installation at the eponymous retail mecca assuage fears that they may have ceased their creative displays.
If there's one thing Barneys is known for, it's using its valuable window space to turn a finely constructed garment into a visual feast. With famed creative director Simon Doonan stepping away from the spotlights these days, many have wondered if Barneys will continue its run of breathe-taking displays that have become so integral to the brand over the years. As the recent interactive Paintallica collaboration should indicate, die-hard fans have nothing to worry about. Just launched at the Madison Avenue Flagship Store, “Roomscapes of the Imagination” is an imaginative new project bringing together some of the brightest names in their respected fields to curate and design their own visual nook of the front space. On board for the creative venture are designer/architect Rafael de Cárdenas, contemporary artist Joe Grillo, Peter Shelton and Lee F. Mindel of Shelton, Mindel & Associates, and interior designer Benjamin Noriega-Ortiz, who recently conceptualized the look of the newly opened Soho Mondrian.