Manhattan's gem of a department store, luxury retailer Barneys New York, unveiled their holiday windows last week and announced their new Peace, Love, Joy.
Celebrated artists partnered with the retailer to creative inventive interpretations of Love, Peace, and Joy that continue to bring people together throughout the holidays. The artists represented include performance artist Nick Cave, contemporary artist Rob Pruitt, artist collective Studio Job, mixed media artist Ebony G. Patterson, and Trey Parker and Matt Stone of Comedy Central's South Park.
This season, Barney's is also celebrating the spirit of the holidays to holiday window culture for the first time in nearly two decades to their downtown flagship store. To help bring attention to Peace, Love, and Joy, the newly launched Barney's New York Foundation is debuting the #LovePeaceJoyProject, a crowdsourced social campaign to encourage audiences to share in the seasonal festivities while supporting charitable causes.
Kicked off by Amy Schumer and Russell Westbrook on November 16th, the #LovePeaceJoyProject encourages audiences to share a photo of themselves forming a heart with their thumbs and forefingers to represent Love, making a Peace sign, or jumping forJoy. With each post, the Barneys New York Foundation is pleased to raise awareness and provide a $5.00 donation for Schumer and Westbrook’s charities. Schumer and stylist Leesa Evans’ STYLEFUND is aimed at the cultivation of personal well-being by guiding women on how to find their individual style and silhouette to create true confidence. The Russell Westbrook Why Not? Foundation inspires the lives of children, empowering them to ask “Why Not?" and teaching them to never give up.
The windows encompass a core aesthetic of each respective artist at base, but then add another level of innovation that in unique to the Barney's partnership. As of yesterday, products from Studio Job and Cave are available, with items ranging from custom lollipops, to silk scarves and a bronze stamped mirror.
This marks the fourth year that Christie® has collaborated on the Barneys New York holiday window displays, helping to actualize the creative concepts and bring the windows to life with advanced visual technology. Christie is a global visual and audio technology company that is a leader in providing the world’s most advanced projectors, complete system displays and cinema audio solutions.
To further celebrate the Love Peace Joy Project, Barneys New York will feature dedicated editorial content on its successful life and style editorial site, TheWindow.Barneys.com, including exclusive interviews with artists, behind-the-scenes videos detailing the making of the window displays, as well as other content highlighting this holiday project.
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