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Superbalist Challenges Fashion Norms in Stylish ‘Impress Yourself’ Spot

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Campaign from M&C Saatchi Abel and Egg Films’ Lebogang Rasethaba celebrates unique and eclectic individuals

Superbalist Challenges Fashion Norms in Stylish ‘Impress Yourself’ Spot

Egg Films' Lebogang Rasethaba joined forces with M&C Saatchi Abel on the latest campaign for South Africa’s leading online fashion destination, Superbalist.

The result is a fresh reimagining of fashion advertising underpinned with the powerful message that style is an attitude that starts within.

The creative team at M&C Saatchi Abel tasked Lebogang to direct a campaign that would tap into people’s inner narrative about their sense of self-worth. Rasethaba and the team bring a strong and distinctive visual edge to this campaign, while simultaneously letting the internal dialogue of the performers take centre stage.

This work is a celebration of unique and eclectic individuals, and echoes a recent trend in fashion advertising that challenges conventions and celebrates individuality and difference.

Delicately reflecting humanity and endurance back to us, ‘Impress Yourself’ is a visually powerful piece of culturally relevant communication, a refreshing fashion ad that’s not a fashion ad.

According to Egg Films’ producer, Julia Schnurr, the team shot the entire campaign in just three days using only two houses as the locations, and they did it all while the stills for the campaign were being done at the same time. ‘Quite a feat’ is how she put it. 

“I was really excited to work with the creative team from the agency, probably one of the most exciting teams in advertising. Being able to experiment with a fashion ad that wasn’t overtly selling fashion but rather an attitude was interesting and complex,” added Lebogang.

For M&C Saatchi Abel, Jake Bester was executive creative director, Bella Evans was the creative group head and copywriter, and Lubabalo Mtati was the creative group head and art director, with Bronwyn Henry Sharon Martin producing.

“I am obsessed with humanity’s inner dialogues. You know, the existential stuff. In a lot of ways, we are the product of our own inner dialogues. I think it’s important to acknowledge that we construct our views of the world through the things we tell ourselves … and don’t tell ourselves,” said Lebogang.

“To explore all this depth with something as seasonal, playful and perhaps even whimsical as fashion is both challenging and fun.”


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Client 

Client: Superbalist.com

Chief Executive Officer: David Cohen

Chief Marketing Officer: Zubair Noor

HOD Editorial: Kelly Fung

Women’s Wear Stylist: Chris Viljoen

Men’s Wear Stylist: Akim Jardine

Agency: M&C Saatchi Abel

Executive Creative Director: Jake Bester

Creative Group Head - Copywriter: Bella Evans

Creative Group Head - Art Director: Lubabalo Mtati

Business Director: Nicole Morris

Account Director: Carmen Marais

Group Head of Broadcast Production: Bronwyn Henry

Production 

Production Company: Egg Films

Executive Producer: Colin Howard

Director: Lebogang Rasethaba

Producer: Julia Schnurr

Production Manager: Pia Caverni

1st Assistant Director: Haydn Van Zyl

2nd Assistant Director: Macdonald Mpholos

DOP: Tom Revington

Focus Puller: Ray Geldenhuys

Loader: Tito Balata

DIT/VT: Scott Macbeth

Key Grip: WD du Plessis

Best Boy: Itumeleng Mdodana

Gaffer: Dave Howe

Best Boy: Modwell Mncube

Sound Recorder: Nokufika Mdanda

Art Director: Keenan Mcadam

Props: Cara Falken

Props: Lexine Voutsinos

Props assistant: Marco Filby

Wardrobe Assist: Hannah Smith

Wardrobe Assist: Sethu Mabi

Interior Styling & Set Design: Sanri Pienaar

Edit: Stephen du Plessis, 2+3 Post Productions

Online: Blake Prinsloo

Grade: Terry Simpson

Music: Sibot

Prod. Assistant: Thabiso Mojapelo

Medic: Dishego Maluleke

Unit Manager: Tyrone Jackson

Genres: People, Fashion & Beauty

Categories: Clothing and Fashion, Fashion Platforms

M&C Saatchi Abel, Thu, 29 Oct 2020 12:51:22 GMT