The following centennial celebration video was created to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of Coty.
Corporate, Business to Business advertising repositioning Coty Inc.
Since Coty in its present form is still rather young, despite its
century-old heritage, an ad was developed targeting the American trade that
would quickly explain the company¹s diverse and prestigious portfolio. The
line "surprising beauty" accompanied the ad to embody the company¹s
reinvigorated mission a new company for a new century prepared to evolve
as its category and the consumer evolves.
Global Creative Director, Coty Inc.
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001Coty - A concept fragrance benefiting Parsons, The New School for Design. See Portfolio
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Centdegres is one of Europe's premier branding agencies. Acting in both Europe and the United States, I introduced them into North America.
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Cluett and Company A Division of Phillips-Van Heusen
The attached corporate video/fashion editorial/style guide was created for the President of Cluett and Company who recounts the history of one of America¹s oldest apparel brands. The brand has been dormant but is now recently re-launched as an exclusive new brand in Dillards Department Stores.
IZOD Center - Sports and Entertainment Arena
Izod is the proud sponsor of one of America’s premier entertainment facilities. To underscore the values of the brand and to announce that the center would be featuring live entertainment as well as sporting events, I worked with the Izod internal team to help reposition the brand, resulting in the tag line: “Live It Live” which has become a permanent element in the venue’s branding and signage.
Countless legendary moments in sports and entertainment history have taken place in the IZOD Center. The Devils have won three Stanley Cups and the Nets advanced to the NBA Finals two years in a row. The IZOD Center has been graced by some of the greatest stars in modern music. It boasts a state-of-the-art acoustical structure designed to provide audiences with excellent sound and an optimum view no matter where they're seated.
Genetic Jeans/Experimential Event
Genetic denim, created from the highest quality Japanese cotton, are arguable some of the most comfortable, form-flattering jeans in the world. To emphasize the tactile quality that differentiates the brand, we created a fashion week experience designed to indelibly etch both the quality and the emotion of the brand.
OSN Entertainment/Pico + and OSN Entertainment
OSN is the largest entertainment provider in the Arabic world. Over a period of three months, Pico + and I helped forge a new positioning as reflected in a series of 1500 kiosks and at least one maximum impact concept store in Kuwait. Countries involved: UAE (Dubai and Abi Dhabi, , Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Kuwait.
Fiorucci is one of the world’s most iconic brands – having, among other milestones, predated the idea of modern concept stores by at least a quarter century. I was asked to help recapture and reinterpret the essence of the brand for a new generation of young women craving to express themselves through whimsy, style and a sense of freedom unseen in other Europen fashion brands steeped in similar strong, exisiting traditions. Store openings, living media, include a film entry into the Berlin Film Festival - and full range of progressive consumer touch initiatives are slated to accompany/integrate with advertising - as one of the world’s great fashion brands prepares to retake its place upon the global stage. These ads were shot with Marco Maretti and are intended to suggest the evolution of the 1980’s angels that defined the general spirit of the brand. The full re-launch is slated for 2010 and 2011.
The following ads represent a campaign based on the declaration: I AM. Following the ads, is a lyrical description of the concept behind the campaign. Scroll down and you will find the 2010 and 2011 Look Book and Style Guide which recaps the brand in detail as well as sharing glimpses of the first new Firorucci Store - opening August 2010 in Hong Kong.
Forever Me. Forever Fiorucci.
She sees herself singing with
mermaids in Paris.
With flamingos she dances the tango in Spain.
Graf-fi-tied-pink ponies run rampant
as she feeds them wild flowers
from her star-shiny hand.
She borrows the wings of two low flying angels.
Like tor-pe-do-powered butterflies
both backstage and frontstage
she hears herself laughing
she knows that
romance is revenge.
It scribbles my name.
I write in bright color
to declare that I am.
Because I AM.
2010 and 2011 Look Book and Style Guide
In keeping with the new brand image and authentic foundation of the Fiorucci brand, I helped conceptualize and execute the Firorucci Flagship Store in Hong Kong.
IN A TRIBUTE TO CONTEMPORARY, TECHNO-ORGANIC STYLE, THE NEW, VIBRANT FLAGSHIP
FIORUCCI STORE OPENED ITS WINDOWS ON THE WORLD, EXPERIENTIAL TEMPLE,
ARTISTICALLY-INSPIRED FLAGSHIP STORE IN HONG KONG IN SEPTEMBER, 2010.
CUSTOM-DESIGNED, FREE-FORM CIRCULAR WINDOWS ALLOW CULTURE TO SHINE IN AS WELL
AS OUT. OCCUPYING FIVE FLOORS EACH LAYER OF THE SPACE IS INTENDED TO FUNCTION
BOTH AS A PLATFORM FOR MERCHANDISE DISPLAY AND ALSO AS A MINI-STAGE
FOR IMPROMPTU REFLECTIONS OF CULTURE. STAGED EVENTS, FASHION SHOWS, ART
INSTALLATIONS, MUSIC AND OTHER ELEMENTS OF CONTEMPORARY GLOBAL LIFESTYLE AND
CULTURE. IT CAPTURES THE SOUL OF FIORUCCI IN A NEW LOCATION DESIGNED FOR A
FIORUCCI IS LOCATED AT 60 WELLINGTON STREET IN THE HEART OF CENTRAL, HONG
KONG, IN BETWEEN THE NIGHT LIFE CENTRE OF HK LAN KWAI FONG (LKF), FLAGSHIP
STORES OF MANY OF THE WORLD¹S LEADING LUXURY BRANDS AND THE HK FINANCIAL
Darphin, Paris A Division of Estee Lauder
RWhen beauty powerhouse Estee Lauder acquired one of Europe¹s most
distinguished natural skin care brands, Darphin a brand with noble roots
firmly rooted in the renowned Darphin Centre de Beauté on Paris¹ famed
Saint Honoré the question was how to retain the brand¹s heritage and
prestige while also positioning it as an updated, unique offering to a
global consumer. I was asked to decipher the global codes for natural
sophistication and discernment in a way that reflected purity and ultimate
|The positioning had to reflect the rich heritage of the renowned center.
||An association with the very best of Parisian spa experience had to be reflected in all communication.
||A world of natural refinement had to be recreated in a way that is globally understood.
|A positioning statement and tags needed to be explored that was the summation of all that is, and will be: Darphin, Paris.
Marky Ramone for Rock Scene and Tommy Hilfiger
Andy Hilfiger, Tara Barrett and Mark Weiss asked whether the magazine, Rock Scene, popular among rockers of the early ‘80s might find relevance in the form of a fashion and fragrance line meant for today? Rock Scene Brands and these preliminary advertisements were the results. Subsequent to, and inspired by this branding exercise – Tommy Hilfigger has launched the Marky Ramone for Rocky Scene line as a sub-brand of Hilfigger Denim.
Role: Creative Director, Copy