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Robert Pattinson’s Dior Homme film storms in 24-hours, #diorrob hashtag takes off

2 Sep

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Dior Homme’s new film starring Robert Pattinson has already received a total of 2.2 million views on YouTube in the 24-hours since it launched.

The black and white campaign, directed by Romain Gavras and for the brand’s fragrance of the same name, includes a 60-second spot with a million views, and an uncensored director’s cut version at one-minute-and-46-seconds with over 1.2 million views.

The release was a much-anticipated one, as evidenced from the social mentions using #diorrob. It also stars model Camille Rowe and Led Zeppelin’s “Whole Lotta Love” soundtrack.

See the uncensored version below, as well as a behind-the-scenes video and interview with Pattinson.

 

 

 

An outdoor ad has also gone up in Place des Vosges in Paris:

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New Twitter app Vine to support Calvin Klein’s first Super Bowl ad, other brands experiment

1 Feb CK

 

It’s likely you’ve heard the news that Calvin Klein is launching its first ever Super Bowl campaign this coming weekend.

The 30-second spot for the brand’s latest men’s underwear offering will debut towards the end of the first quarter of the game on Sunday evening. It sees model Matthew Terry shot by creative director Fabien Baron of Baron + Baron, in a provocative commercial based on the idea of “man versus machine” (see above preview).

What’s particularly interesting however is the idea that the campaign will be supported with activity on Twitter’s new video-sharing app, Vine. According to a statement, digital content will be posted throughout the event on this new app, which allows six-second videos to be played on loop, much like animated GIFs. The news follows a variety of experiments on the platform by other brands, including Gap and Urban Outfitters (as below).

Like other social platforms before it – such as Instagram – the instant beauty of Vine has been the room for experimentation it affords brands both big and small. Take British start-up Olivia Burton watches, for instance – it’s been having a play with content this week to great effect. A simple series of product shots captured on a black and white photographic background, portray an incredibly high quality and on-brand message.

Calvin Klein will no doubt achieve the same. The next question, of course, will be how all they’re received by consumers.

Back to the Super Bowl, and Calvin Klein is also planning to push relevant content across its Facebook, Tumblr and YouTube pages on game day.

“We are a brand with a rich advertising legacy and we firmly believe in powerful, multi-platform lifestyle advertising to support and grow the brand’s image around the world,” said Tom Murry, president and CEO of Calvin Klein, Inc. “This is a significant milestone, and, as an iconic American designer brand, we are extremely proud to be able to debut the latest Calvin Klein Underwear campaign during the Super Bowl – the most watched television event annually in the United States.”

According to Nielsen, the 2012 Super Bowl had 111 million viewers, making it the most-watched television program in US history. Another interesting study showed as many as 40% of this year’s viewers are watching for the ads rather than the sport.

The Calvin Klein spot will also be included in Twitter’s #AdScrimmage and YouTube’s Ad Blitz contests for the best Super Bowl XLVII ads as voted for by fans.

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British Fashion Council announces series of digital initiatives for #LondonCollections: Men

5 Jan LondonCollections_Men_AW13

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The autumn/winter 2013/14 catwalk season kickstarts on Monday with London Collections: Men, the second season of a dedicated menswear event in the British capital. We’ve already heard about Topman’s planned interactive 360° live-stream experience, now, and as expected, comes news of a flurry of digital activity from the British Fashion Council once again

The aim, it says, is to “unite fashion and digital innovation, encouraging engagement with the menswear showcase through social media, live streaming and digital presentations”.

One particularly participatory initiative is its crowdsourcing of street style content again using the #ManAboutTown hashtag. Fans on Twitter and Pinterest can contribute to an ongoing online archive of menswear looks housed on a dedicated pinboard as well as in a Facebook album. The result is designed to present the best of British Men’s Style.

Also on the BFC Pinterest page will be diary-like contributions from menswear designer Lou Dalton and journalist Charlie Porter. Dalton is showcasing inspirations and preparations ahead of her show already, followed by backstage shots and catwalk looks as they hit the runway on Monday. Porter meanwhile, will be creating an online moodboard of his favourite collection looks, street style shots and inspiring moments.

For those in attendance at The Hospital Club in London, the home of LC:M, there are also digital windows to experience. Referred to as a life-sized catwalk installation, they will feature daily video highlights from all the shows when users scan the display with their mobile phones thanks to another partnership with augmented reality app, Aurasma.

In addition to all that, the BFC will also be showcasing behind-the-scenes images over Instagram, live-streaming all the shows from The Hospital Club via www.londoncollections.co.uk/live. and screening a variety of digital presentations and fashion films. Finally, it will also be continuing its Twitter conversations throughout the event – live Q&As will be held on the @BFC account with Tinie Tempah, Toby Wiseman, editor of Men’s Health, and model Oliver Cheshire, using the #AskLCM hashtag.

3.1 Philip Lim turns to “Trickers” for SS13 menswear video

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3.1 Phillip Lim has proved an early addition to the onslaught of spring/summer 2013 campaign videos, with a beautiful spot for its menswear line that demonstrates martial arts tricking.

Shot by photographer Jacob Sutton, the film features real-life trickers Jason Mello and Micah Karns in action. As described by the Huffington Post, tricking is “a real-time, pan-athletic forum between floor gymnastics and martial arts skill, and extreme sports showmanship”.

It continues: “It’s like parkour without the cityscape, or half-pipe skateboarding without the board (or the pipe, for that matter). In tricking, the emphasis is on motion and creativity — and the more emphatically they’re delivered, the better.”

What better way to show off a new collection?

Topman live-stream to offer fans 360° augmented experience

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Topman is set to launch an interactive 360° live-stream experience for its London Collections: Men autumn/winter 2012/13 show on January 7.

The UK menswear brand will enable fans to scroll left or right, up and down to view the catwalk from any angle in a bid to make it feel ever more like they’re actually present. They can also interact with select industry insiders and celebrities in the front row, whose tweets will appear above their real location in an augmented addition to the live-stream.

As with the company’s Topshop Unique show in September, fans will also be able to “shoot the show” to instantly share images with their friends across social channels. The hashtag being pushed is #Topman360.

“Having streamed the Topman Design show for several seasons now and commenting separately via our social channels we really wanted to try and achieve a multi-faceted live stream experience which amalgamated all in one and make the experience as personal and unique for each viewer,” said Jason Griffiths, marketing director at Topman.

The initiative launches with a Facebook App from today that invites consumers to win a pair of front row tickets to the show as well as other prizes. It will also showcase the live-stream on January 7 alongside Topman.com and the brand’s digital magazine, Topman Generation.

David Gandy to join Twitter Q&A line-up during menswear collections

14 Jun

Model David Gandy has just been announced as a key industry insider partaking in the British Fashion Council’s live Twitter Q&A this weekend.

A follow up to yesterday’s post about the digital innovations shaping London Collections: Men, he joins fellow members of the BFC’s Fashion 2012 Menswear Committee, designer Richard James and Esquire editor Alex Bilmes.

The public is being encouraged to send in questions ahead of time using #ASKLCM, touching on subjects as varied as fashion, life and love, as well as even beer, football and curry! Each session will last 30 minutes.

Here’s the full schedule:

Friday June 15, 11am
Richard James, designer

Saturday June 16, 11am
Alex Bilmes, editor, Esquire

Sunday June 17, 12pm
David Gandy, model

Digital snippets: Jimmy Choo, Uniqlo, Nike, Michael Kors, Dolce & Gabbana, Amazon

14 May

Some more great stories from around the web surrounding all things fashion and digital over the past week:

 

  • Digital scorecard: Jimmy Choo 24:7 Stylemakers [BoF]
  • Uniqlo bids you good morning with new social app (as video above) [Co.Create]
  • The New York Times expanding street style coverage [WWD]
  • Dolce & Gabbana presents new eyewear collection with silent short film [Luxury Daily]
  • Amazon leaps into high end of the fashion pool [NY Times]
  • The Bottom Line: Pinterest vs Facebook [BoF]
  • Styku: how Microsoft’s Kinect could replace your tailor [Fast Company]
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