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Hermès opts for playful with sports-themed stop motion campaign films

26 Feb Hermes_LongLiveSport

 

If there’s one way to bring a touch of character to a French luxury house, it’s with a series of stop motion films filled with nothing but props and accessories.

Enter then Hermès, which has released a total of four short spots featuring classic items from the company (scarves, ties, homeware) alongside sports-themed equipment that comes to life to beautifully show off the eccentric, playful and quirky nature of the brand.

China plates play ping pong while handbags spectate for instance (as above), or pairs of shoes are seen emerging from a picnic basket and leapfrogging one another (as below). The croquet spot then features silk ties coiling into hoops through which the balls travel, and in “No Sport”, pétanque balls are seen delicately snoozing on cushions under a tree (both also below).

The films were directed by Simon Cahn and are part of the brand’s spring/summer 2013 “Long Live Sport” campaign.

An interactive segment of the Hermès website has also been released, which invites users to navigate an illustrated garden map to find the sporting activity, and accordingly the video, of their choice.

 

 

 

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Topshop animates nail colours in SS13 video

24 Jan Topshop nails

 

Topshop has released a very cute stop-motion video short to promote its spring/summer 2013 nail colours.

Created by brother and sister filmmaking duo Sadie and Joe Williams, it brings to life a series of nail varnish pots, painted nails and even emery boards.

“Dancing nails in sizzling new season colours as well as statement glittery shades will transport you somewhere tropical!” reads the write-up. Watch it below…

[via AlexLoves]

Digital snippets: Burberry, Marc Jacobs, Tom Ford, Nicolas Ghesquière, Hunter, G-Star, Dita von Teese

15 Jan Burberry_romeobeckham

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

 

  • Watch Romeo Beckham run circles around his fellow Burberry models in SS13 campaign video (as above) [Telegraph Fashion]
  • How Marc Jacobs is amping up the luxury e-commerce experience [PSFK]
  • Tom Ford will even be inviting bloggers to his first ‘real’ runway show [Styleite]
  • Nicolas Ghesquière’s first-ever tweet: an analysis [The Cut]
  • Hunter takes control of British weather in global Facebook campaign [Campaign]
  • G-Star Raw launches animated video campaign [WWD]
  • Dita von Teese sews QR codes directly into her clothing [PSFK]
  • Op-ed: Fashion’s unsung internet forums [BoF]
  • Do people actually shop on phones? The answer is decidedly yes [NY Times]
  • Shoedazzle taps Rachel Zoe as new celebrity spokesperson [AllThingsD]

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?

Digital snippets: Louis Vuitton, Love magazine, & Other Stories, Nike, Caché, Hearst

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Happy new year one and all! To kickstart 2013, here are a handful of stories surrounding all things fashion and digital from over the holiday period you may have missed:

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  • Louis Vuitton pushes spring/summer line with downloadable paper doll cutouts (as pictured) [Luxury Daily]
  • Love magazine released a star-studded Fashion Nativity video on Christmas Day featuring Laura Carmichael, Pixie Geldof, Giles Deacon, Henry Holland, Abbey Clancy and more [Love]
  • New video from H&M’s forthcoming & Other Stories line reveals craftsmanship of bags in its first collection [YouTube]
  • Nike gamifies every day human movement with NikeFuel Missions video game [DigitalBuzzBlog]
  • Fashion retailer Caché launches mobile app featuring push notifications [AdWeek]

Romeo Beckham fronts SS13 Burberry campaign

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Romeo Beckham has been announced as the spring/summer 2013 face of Burberry’s mainline campaign.

The 10-year-old son of David and Victoria Beckham, appears in a print image and short film (as below) shot by Mario Testino, which broke online earlier today.

He wears a signature Burberry trench coat while playfully pointing an umbrella at models Edie Campbell and Charlie France who appear alongside him. Tom Odell’s “Another Love”, which featured in Burberry’s SS13 show, plays over the top.

Future content released throughout the season will star other Brits including Cara Delevingne, Charlotte Wiggins, Alex Dunstan and Max Rendell, all of whom have previously featured in Burberry campaigns or runway shows.

Chief creative officer, Christopher Bailey, said: “This season’s campaign lights up with the infectious energy of an amazing young cast of old and new Burberry family. Cara, Edie, Charlotte, Charlie and Alex are joined by Max and Romeo, who was a joy to work with and really stole the show.”

The campaign is being rolled out across “all Burberry touch points and platforms globally”. That will include outdoor and print advertising, as well as Burberry.com, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Google+, Instagram, Pinterest, Sina Weibo, Douban, Kaixin001 and Youku.

As with last season, consumers are also able to purchase the new collection straight from the images on Burberry.com as well as in stores.

Calvin Klein partners with FashGif for fun Tumblr images

19 Sep

Calvin Klein has enlisted Tumblr blogger FashGif to create a series of animated images of its new spring/summer 2013 womenswear collection.

The initiative sees still catwalks shots from the recent NYFW show brought playfully to life through added interest and detail, thanks to the signature work of FashGif’s Greta Larkin. As her page reads, it’s all about “making fashion move”.

Each image is appearing on Calvin Klein’s own Tumblr page every day this week. Below are two more examples of those released so far.

The company is also continuing its relationship with blogger and model Hanneli Mustaparta, focused on behind-the-scenes images from fashion week.

FashGif also created this exclusive image for trend forecasting site WGSN’s Tumblr last week, inspired by the Proenza Schouler SS13 show:

Digital snippets: Burberry, Dior, Dolce & Gabbana, Ralph Lauren, Proenza Schouler

18 Sep

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

  • Burberry opens digitally integrated store in London (as pictured) [Mashable]
  • Marie Claire claims UK first with Dolce & Gabbana video ad in October issue [Media Week]
  • Ralph Lauren previews SS13 accessories collection on Instagram [WWD]
  • Proenza Schouler’s spring collection was inspired by Tumblr [Refinery 29]
  • Uniqlo promotes San Fran store with interactive experience starring YouTube cat Maru [TheInspirationRoom]
  • Zappos crunches Pinterest data to suggest tailored purchase recommendations [Contagious]
  • New York Fashion Week street style is often a billboard for brands [NY Times]
  • These virtual models could be the future of online shopping [Business Insider]

Topshop show generates over 200m exposures

17 Sep

The Topshop Unique show held during London Fashion Week yesterday promised to offer consumers a social, customisable and shoppable experience through its live-stream on Topshop.com.

The result? A reported 2m people tuning in from over 100 countries across multiple platforms and devices.

Here’s a summary of some of the rest of the facts and stats from the event:

  • A total of 200m people were said to be exposed to images and content from the show, in the main because of its “shoot the Show” tie-up with Facebook, which allowed consumers to share images straight from their video stream
  • #TOPSHOP and #UNIQUE both trended globally on Twitter thanks to live-streaming through the platform for the first ever time, and a “tweet-off” invented by Topshop asking for followers to send in 140-character reviews
  • Topshop also partnered with Elle magazine for a Tweetwalk that saw images shared live from backstage over Twitter on both accounts moments before they hit the runway
  • The result saw Topshop.com clicked on by over 120 countries
  • More traffic was generated to the site from the USA on one day than in its entire history. This was highlighted as particularly exciting in a week were the brand has opened 15 new stores in the country through a partnership with department store Nordstorm
  • The “Customise the Catwalk” shoppable element of the initiative resulted in pieces selling out from the new collection within an hour
  • Make-up products were also purchased during every minute of the show

Topshop #LFW show to offer customisable, instantly shoppable looks online

12 Sep

Topshop is focusing on personalisation with the online streaming of its Unique show at London Fashion Week on Sunday, launching a variety of innovative initiatives for consumers to engage one-on-one with, including customisable catwalk looks.

Its first under the direction of new CMO Justin Cooke, formerly at Burberry, the experience will allow fans to see product shots of a set number of apparel and accessories items as they watch the live-stream on Topshop.com and simultaneously change the colour of them to their preference.

Those pieces can then be pre-ordered for spring/summer 2013 delivery in six to eight weeks – cleverly giving Topshop incredible insight into what it is their target market would most like to see on the shopfloor, and importantly, in what colours.

The beauty products worn on the runway will likewise be available to buy, with delivery in 48 hours, as will the music playlist immediately via iTunes.

Cooke, who admits to being particularly excited by customisable handbag colours, said: “This show is all about the customer and creating what we call ‘social entertainment’ around our product. We want to take the energy and the excitement of our iconic Oxford street store to millions of people all over the world through Topshop.com. It’s social, it’s commerce and it’s entertainment all rolled into one.’’

A “shoot the show” feature will also enable viewers to share catwalk looks with their Facebook friends in real-time. The result of a partnership between Topshop and the social networking site, it will see a camera button sitting in the corner of the live-stream video (and on demand version) that when clicked captures the screen and opens an image for sharing.

“Fashion enthusiasts are sharing the things they love on Facebook now more than ever. This is where the conversation happens, it’s among friends and it’s where great brands need to engage. Topshop clearly understand this, they are a cool young brand with a deep understanding of their customers, and by developing the innovative ‘shoot the show’ functionality with Facebook, they are enabling millions of people globally to share their favorite moments instantly with their friends,” said Joanna Shields, VP and MD of Facebook.

Adding to the entertainment is a challenge on Twitter. Branded the “tweet off”, it encourages fans to review the show in just 140 characters. The best will win VIP tickets to attend next season.

Watch the video below to see some of the plans in action…

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