Review of Jacquemus Spring 2021 Ad Campaign by Film Director Albert Moya and Art Directors Kevin Tekinel and Charles Levai of Maybe, with models Ruben Moreira and Ylang plus Rio and Chantal
Jacquemus does some spring cleaning with a new campaign that brilliantly plays with perspective. The Spring 2021 campaign film was directed by Albert Moya, with art direction from Kevin Tekinel and Charles Levai.
The entire film is based on a simple yet quite clever cinematographic idea. As if we ourselves are the clothes, we see through a camera that is placed inside the drum of a washing machine in a shared laundry room. Smart film editing has us whirling around joyously in the soapy mix. Every now and then, one of the eclectic cast of characters – a young woman, a young man, an older woman, and a dog – pokes their head in. A goofily experimental and very French remix of the classic Muppets’ “Mah Na Mah Na” song feels like the perfect soundtrack choice.
The film is brief and its idea is simple, but there is so much attention to detail that we get a strong sense of character, narrative, and world. These playful vignettes are so meticulously composed that, seeing them from our unique angle, we immediately feel connected to these characters and the stories of their everyday lives.
The campaign also feels unique in the way that the clothing is acknowledged to be a part of an individual’s life, rather than some art object held up as separate from it. It is both a humble and smart move from Jacquemus to recognize that he is creating pieces to become part of someone else’s narrative. We love that while being a sophisticated, artful designer, he never lets go of his sense of humor. This campaign is an excellent example of that brilliant humor, and we feel refreshed and ready to step into spring. Now somebody let us out of this washing machine.
Film Director | Albert Moya Art Direction | Kevin Tekinel and Charles Levai for Maybe Talent | Ruben Moreira, Ylang, Rio and Chantal Cinematographer | Maximilian Pittner Set Design | Sati Leonne Faulks Editor | Markus Soria Sound Editor | Moritz Staub for Staub Audio Hair | Karim Belghiran Makeup | Aurore Gibrien Colorist | Tim Smith Production | Anaïs Julia Ngbanzo and Emmanuelle Atlan for Farago Projects Wavy Logo | Alvaro Posadas
WHERE FASHION GETS CREATIVE
Press ESC to close
To continue reading this article join today
Stay Inspired. Stay Informed. Stay Elevated.
Membership gives you full access to Industry Analysis & Creative you won’t find anywhere else
Unlimited Access to TheImpression.com
The Impression Daily Newsletter & Breaking News Emails
Exclusive Interviews With Fashion's Leading Creatives
Access to the Largest Collection of Branded Fashion Films
Access to the Largest Runway Coverage
Most Comprehensive Collection of Fashion Street Style Images