Unique Holiday Windows at NYC’s High School of Fashion Industries

I’ve written before about the incredible variety of of department store holiday windows on display across New York City during the month of December (here and here), but I recently found out about a set of windows I had never heard about before – they’re found at the High School of Fashion Industries. Students at the school worked with the creative ambassador for Barneys New York, Simon Doonan, to design and build the window displays.

The students chose not to stick to a holiday theme for their designs, instead focusing each window on an iconic woman musician, artist, or model. There are six windows in all, honoring Joan Jett, Beyonce, Celia Cruz, Madonna, Dolly Parton, and Grace Jones. I think they are imaginative and delightful.

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While I was viewing the windows, I also noticed this set of beautiful mosaics above the school’s entrance.

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Want to see the windows at the High School of Fashion Industries yourself? The school is located at 225 W. 24th Street in Manhattan, between 7th and 8th Avenues. (The closest subway stations are the 23rd Street stations. The 1 train or E and C train stations are very close – it’s a little further walk if you take the F, M, R, or W trains to their 23rd Street stations.) In my research about the school, I discovered that they actually create windows 4 times each year, so it’s not just a holiday thing. And, as a bonus, you are just a short walk up 7th Avenue to the Fashion Institute of Technology’s free museum, a hidden gem I’ve previously written about here.

11 thoughts on “Unique Holiday Windows at NYC’s High School of Fashion Industries

  1. I really like your little and a bit bigger discoveries in NY. The city is so huge and swirled that one need to anticipate it piece by piece. And that’s what you successfully do 🙂 I wonder if I could “copy” you with my own town – Gliwice. It’s muuuch smaller 😉 but I guess, it contain also its beauties and surprises.

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    1. The more I blog, the more special things I discover! I think it is possible to find special things wherever we are – it just requires us to look at our surroundings differently. Now that I blog, I’ve started noticing things that I used to walk by without really seeing. It’s a lot of fun. I love your blog as well, and look forward to reading more in the future. Best wishes in the new year!

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