Reitmans Pays Tribute To Everyday Life Through Its Fall 2018 Campaign
This season, Reitmans taps into the concept of inclusivity with an authentic cast of diverse personalities. The brand integrates emotional and personal contexts that strive to embrace the moment and make the ordinary aspirational, while establishing a recognizable visual signature for its Fall 2018 campaign, Really You. Reitmans.
Monday July 30th, Montreal – Reitmans, the destination for Canadian women looking to update their wardrobe with lively must-haves, has announced the launch of their Really You. Reitmans campaign in partnership with Montreal creative agency TUX. Featuring real-life influencers and personalities, Reitmans showcases values that have long been present in their brand DNA: inclusivity, diversity and authenticity.
The goal of the campaign is to celebrate real, authentic and deeply relatable moments that speak to the Reitmans customer’s life. The brand is sending the message that each and every woman is inspiring just as she is. Through this campaign, Reitmans is further distancing themselves from exclusivity, hierarchy and unattainable beauty standards. It reinforces the message that as a fashion brand, Reitmans fits into the client’s style and life, and not the other way around.Read More
“Really You. Reitmans is an evolution of the work we have been doing over the past few years. Through extensive consumer research, we’ve learned that staying true to herself is a way for our customer to exude confidence. She doesn’t dress to impress, but rather to express her individuality. With this understanding in mind, we’ve created a brand platform which aims to deliver a believable message that meets our customers’ needs and lives up to its promises. It is an ode to women that inspires them to dress like themselves and reminds them that wearing confidence will always be on-trend. Let her be. She is beautiful as she is.”, says Valérie Vedrines, Marketing Vice-President for Reitmans.
At the heart of the campaign are images treated in a diptych format: on one side, a full body shot and on the other, a close-up of the product. Combined together, it provides a lifestyle effect that remains accessible, authentic, and relatable. To bring this vision to life, Reitmans worked with the talented photographer Mathieu Fortin, and Carlos & Alyse for additional b-roll photography. Simultaneously, four video stories infused with an elevated focus of products were filmed by the notable videographer Kevin Calero, all supported by stylist Jay Forest, with hair and makeup by Andrew Ly.
The campaign not only gives a glimpse into the beauty discovered in everyday moments as well as the strength found in togetherness, but also portrays diverse representations of body types, lifestyle, ethnicities and ages. Among the model talents are personal trainer Grece Ghanem who has become known in the social media realm, opera singer Arlène Honey, lawyer and social-justice advocate Dania Suleman, and photographer Gaëlle Leroyer.
“Our objective was to elevate Reitmans’ aesthetic but most of all, stay true to their brand vision and values. To capture authenticity and spark real moments, we created a recognizable narrative and follow a group of women into their journey, from grabbing a coffee, to waiting for the bus, to coming back home. To make it real, it was essential for us to go with non-traditional models and keep a simple attitude with natural make-up, hair styling, and outfit selections which reflect the brand priorities by embracing the model’s silhouette and expressing her identity.’’, adds Dominic Tremblay, Grand chief of Vision Tux Creative co.
The launch is supported by an integrated and tactical 360° marketing campaign across a variety of channels, from in-store signage, owned and paid media, social media extensions, to organic content rallying the #ReitmansReallyYou community, and influencer collaborations. It will also be accompanied by a revamp of the website’s e-commerce photos, and personalized email newsletters.
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Valérie Vedrines, Vice-President Marketing & Visual Presentation │ David Guarnieri, Head of Creative│ Emilie Rouleau, Marketing Manager │ Marine-Sophie Jegard, Content and Communications Manager
Caroline Pilon, Chief of Client Partnerships │Catherine Cloutier, Client Partnership Leader │ Ludwig Ciupka, Chief of Creative Pack │ Françoise Cournoyer, Creative Pack Leader │ Marie Soleil Denault, Senior Artistic Innovator │ Gabrielle Crevier, Design Guru │ Janie Delorme, Creative Producer │ Jessica Lee-Gagné, Photo Director
Mathieu Fortin, Photographer │ Kevin Calero, Film Director │Carlos & Alyse, B-roll Photographers │ Jay Forest, Stylist │Andrew Ly, Beauty & Hair │ Jérémy Noël, Artistic Direction and Set Design │ Jean-Michel Simard, Post Production
Milk & Bone Music
Abigail King │ Arlène Honey │ Dania Suleman │Gaëlle Leroyer │ Grece Ghanem │Lynn Avédikian │ Malika Sabri │Pénélope Fortier
About Reitmans (Canada) Limited:
Founded in Montreal in 1926, Reitmans a division of Reitmans (Canada) Limited has grown to become one of Canada’s most loved women’s apparel and accessories brand, with a strong online presence and over 280 stores across the country. Reitmans’ collections offers everything from timeless styles to lively must-haves in Canada’s greatest style diversity with sizes ranging from 0-22 (XXS-3XL) in Tall, Regular and Petite. Reitmans in-house design team strives to create clothes that fit into their customers’ lifestyles and encourage them to feel their most confident while staying true to and celebrating their own unique style. Reitmans is the namesake brand for Canada’s leading specialty fashion retailer, Reitmans (Canada) Limited (TSX: RET, RET-A) which includes Reitmans, Penningtons, Addition Elle, RW&CO., Thyme Maternity and Hyba. For more information, please visit www.reitmanscanadalimited.com.