DIESEL Takes on Returning Worn Clothes in its New Fall campaign
You may have heard of the term “Wardrobing.” The word is used for the act of buying an outfit, wearing it and returning it after. A lot of people do it—it’s a rising trend, and most fashion brands struggle with how to handle it.
Not DIESEL though, which introduces its new Fall campaign, aptly called “Enjoy Before Returning”: a playful, nonconformist stance on this controversial topic. Rather than condemning wardrobing, the brand comes to terms with it. If shoppers are going to buy, wear and return an item anyway, why not fully enjoy it in the process?
To illustrate DIESEL’s point of view on wearing and returning, the campaign’s photographs and videos have been shot and directed by photographer Angelo Pennetta.
Penetta’s imagery lenses wardrobers wearing DIESEL’s new Fall collection, along with watches and eyewear products. All of the items—including separate watch still-life visuals shot by the photographer Roberto Badin—share the common thread of “wearing the tag out.”
A self-ironic film—directed by Similar But Different—will be released just before New York Fashion Week. The video portrays different party goers enjoying the night in DIESEL outfits with the tags prominently on display—outfits they will seemingly return the next day. Throughout the film, a voice over will ironically recite DIESEL’s return policy. The point? DIESEL does not condone the act, but it will not hold it against you.
Following the release of the film, DIESEL will host a “Return Party” at London Fashion Week.
The campaign’s overall creative concept and execution was handled by Publicis Italia.
Creative Agency: Publicis Italia
Global CCO Publicis WW: Bruno Bertelli
CCO: Cristiana Boccassini
General Manager: Daniela Di Maio
Creative Director: Thiago Cruz
Creative Director: Mihnea Gheorghiu
Creative Supervisor: Costanza Rossi
Copywriter: Sébastien Rouvière
Art Director: Andrea Sarcullo
Digital Account Director: Ilaria Castiglioni
Account Director: Filippo D’Andrea
Account Executive: Mirko De Martini
Senior Strategic Planner: Monica Radulescu
Social Media Manager: Doina Tatu
Head of TV Production: Francesca Zazzera
TV Producer: Erica Lora Lamia
Art Buyer: Caterina Collesano, Marcella Garutti
Director: Similar But Different
Production company: Smuggler
Executive Producers: Fergus Brown and Chris Barrett
Producer: Javier Alejandro
DOP: Kaname Onoyama
Stylist: Luci Ellis
Music Production: Sizzer
Photography & Product Videos Credits
Photographer/Director: Angelo Pennetta
Production Company: Art Partner
DP: Errol Rainey
Stylist: Julia Sarr-Jamois
Casting: Julia Lange
Make-up: Lotten Holmqvist
Hair: Syd Hayes
Nails: Anatole Rainey
Set Design: Alice Kirkpatrick
Choreographer: Ryan Chappell
Still Life Credits
Photographer: Roberto Badin @1806 Agency
Production Company: 1806 Agency
Post Production: Diego Speroni @1806 Agency
Set Designer: Martina Lucatelli