Zara Fashion Brand launches flagship store with massive transparent GlassLED Screen in the front windows.

When your competitors are every high end brand or low cost commodity store vying for the dollars walking past your store, you really need to know yourself and your unique proposition and that is even before customers step in through the front doors!

The ICE GlassLED window screen tiles allows retailers to create clarity, sparkling clean lines, transparency and light. The interior of the Zara store can be seen through the screen depending on the content being displayed. This capability is unique of all the display technologies currently known and can be applied to multiple floor windows or a single window.

Zara GlassLED screen

A pair of custom size 2.56m wide x 8m high transparent LED Glass tiles.

Zara knew they had to make a fresh statement and deliver a modern appearance that started on the footpath that engaged with passing traffic. For any fashion brand like Zara, the front store windows are like a canvas to the heart of the brand that displays fashion, trends and new lines. However today simply relying on clothed mannequins or some pretty window display is insufficient in the Hong Kong market where you face the highest rental costs in the word.  Printed posters or installing a bank of 42inch screens in your front store windows are simply inadequate today when digital content, social media and smart phone technology are central to any marketing or brand.

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This recent Zara installation is located at 70 Queen’s Road Central Nathan Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong. The site was previously the location of a H & M clothing store who vacated due to the massive monthly rental costs. The Zara flagship store is located over 6 floors and epitomises the Zara philosophy of Beauty, Clarity, Functionality and Sustainability.

Elegance and an open design, the front display windows are flanked by two 20sqm transparent GlassLED screens

Elegance and a open design, the front display windows are flanked by two 20sqm transparent GlassLED screens

On reflection it may seem obvious that the GlassLED installation reaching 8 metre high at the front of the Zara store at ground level, however it was a natural choice as it combines five very unique aspects:

– Daytime time brightness,
– Appropriate resolution,
– Custom scalability,
– Rear window installation,
– No special installation infrastructure.
– Stunning transparency, that can be any size you desire.

The two Zara GlassLED Screens each  measures 2.56m wide x 8m High and beckon shoppers with fashion video content and acts as a digital screen. The transparent nature of the screen allows shoppers in-store to still see through the screens and view the outdoors, allows sunlight to enter from outdoors and if black is in the content then the content area becomes transparent and invisible allowing people passing be to actually see in the store looking through the screen. This feature is exclusive to the GlassLED and the additional building and window façade display technologies from ICE AV Global.  We call this “The Magic is in the Screen”.

The 55,000 sqft Zara Hong Kong flagship store is surrounded by many billboards and advertising signs, to the point it would seem any surface or airspace is used by surrounding businesses to promote their service, phone number and specials. In the midst of this it becomes a daunting task even for a global brand with 6,500 stores world wide. H & M could not sustain their presence due to dwindling sales at 70 Queen’s Road central in Hong Kong, so Zara had to overcome market trend and the visual noise surrounding them. The location harks back to the 1930’s when the China Emporium Ltd had an iconic business there that epitomises the finer things of life and has gone onto be known as the luxury brand of Lane Crawford.

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The former tenant H & M had a different layout and designed front façade.

The former tenant was H & M fashion store. Now home to Zara

The former tenant was H & M fashion store. Now home to Zara

The Screen uses the latest GlassLED model based on 960mm x 320mm tile size.

GlassLED tiles

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If you have a need to create some digital magic on your store front, glass clad building, or internal partition wall into a digital transparent screen we would love to have a chat on how we can work with you to create your magic.

We look forward to hearing from you if you think this solution might be useful in your next project.
If you would like to discuss in detail about any comments or solutions referred to in this video then we invite you to pick up the phone and give us a call or send an email. We also welcome reseller enquiries.

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