Wrangler Challenges Female Stereotypes in 'MoreThanaBum' Campaign

Original Track by Kimbra Promotes Brand's Body Bespoke Denim Range

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Wrangler is the latest fashion brand this season to challenge gender stereotypes and talk female empowerment, in a European campaign for which it's created the hashtag #MoreThanaBum.

The ad is fronted by New Zealand musician Kimbra, who is seen collecing samples of women saying the word "bum" on the streets of Amsterdam for a track she's created for the campaign, "Ain't About What's Behind Me." The film also features Olympic volleyball player, Francesca Piccinini, dancer and choreographer Nikeata Thompson, and transgender activist Paris Lees speaking to Kimbra about what it means to be "more than a bum."

However, this isn't just about jumping on the fem-vertising bandwagon -- there's also a product message in the campaign. A female-led team of creatives and strategists at Amsterdam-based creative agency We are Pi worked closely with Wrangler to develop it to promote the new Body Bespoke denim range.

Body Bespoke was developed against the fashion industry norm of using model proportions as the base for designs. Instead, it uses a new technology where each of the 11 sizes available is crafted individually to ensure every size is equally flattering -- and, despite the "more than a bum" theme of the campaign itself, the spot makes sure to highlight the product attributes with lingering shots on its stars' behinds.

This week has already seen campaigns from H&M and from luxury jeweler Georg Jensen that question what it is to be female, while Kenzo's perfurme ad earlier this month, directed by Spike Jonze, blew traditional fragrance advertising out of the water with a depiction of a woman possessed.

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Date
Sep 16, 2016
Agency:
We Are Pi
Client:
Wrangler
Executive Creative Director:
Rick Chant
Executive Creative Director:
Barney Hobson
Creative Director:
Nessim Higson
Creative Lead:
Anne Fleming
Art Director:
Kazimier Salemink
Producer:
Ekaterina Golovkina
Head of Strategy:
Jessica Perri
Strategist:
Andrea Van Den Bos
Managing Director:
Alex Bennett Grant
Senior Account Executive:
Vienna Hartley
Business Affairs:
Barrie Williams
Project Manager:
Emma Valk
Client Marketing Director:
Ilaria Pasquinelli
Creative Director:
Sean Gormley
PR Manager:
Nicole Nanikashvili
Project Coordinator:
Foske Lof
Lyrics and Music:
Kimbra
Production Company:
Mr. Frank
Director:
Brett de Vos
Director of Photography:
Noel Schoolderman
1st Assistant Director:
Miguel Teixeira
Makeup and Hair:
Aga Dobosz
Stylist:
Richard Sloan
Film Editor:
Brett de Vos
Grading:
Amator
Film Editor:
Sjoerd Dekker
Grading:
De Grot

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