The Tommy Hilfiger Group, which is wholly owned by PVH Corp. (NYSE: PVH), announces its Spring 2013 global advertising campaign, le vöyãge seafãr-iüs. Featuring The Hilfigers – the beloved all-American family at the heart of the brand’s marketing strategy – the new campaign takes the notorious group of eclectic characters onto the high seas. Now in its sixth season, The Hilfigers campaign remains the ultimate personification of the preppy heritage and irreverent spirit of the Tommy Hilfiger brand. The campaign is photographed by Craig McDean, styled by Karl Templer and creatively directed by Trey Laird of Laird + Partners.
ViggoSpent most of his youth in a hut he built as an annex to the pool-house. One of the original Wild Boys, still wild, but more in a Jim Morrison than a Peter Pan way. Alpine biking, strictly downhill. Viggo stands for vigorous living. Kim Underneath that classic exterior beats the heart of a new-generation Serge Gainsbourg. Ran away from school at 15. Finished Harvard at 18. Teaches yoga part time. Never gets out of bed before noon. Considered international swoon material since he dated that French film star. Sacha Buttoned down but not totally untamed. Travels well, speaks better French than English. Has a graphic novel he’s been sketching for like three years. A girl in every port, and a song for every occasion. Tidiou Sacha’s big little bro. Very world beat meets metal, with a little classic rock on the side. Current goals: his name on a chair at Blanca in Bushwick and a seat on the London stock exchange. First, Instanbul and the world Yahtzee championships. Clara Look what escaped from the nursery? Toddler no more, Clara has taken her rightful place amongst the young Hilfigers as a breakout leader. Done with Sendak, she’s moving on to Proust. Thinks there might be something in this plaid cotton candy idea she has. Motto: “I’ll sleep when I’m older.” Tian Très calm and collected… until she cracks up laughing. Can’t keep a secret. Doesn’t know when to quit. But still a great girl to bring home to Mamma. But don’t be deceived. She’s got the family lawyer on speed dial. Jourdan One of those girls who’s (almost) too pretty for her own good. If ever there was a prep bombshell, she is it. In other words, can be explosive. Just ask the crew that are STILL repainting the boathouse she decided should be “brighter.” World-class solo sailor and, well, still waters can still splash you by surprise.
“I love finally seeing the Hilfigers capturing Tommy’s iconic red, white, and blue brand iconography,” said Trey Laird. “This twisted nautical adventure is the perfect evolution of the campaign. It feels instantly and uniquely Hilfigers as we continue to push the brand forward in new markets and the world.”Le vöyãge seafãr-iüs will break worldwide Spring 2013 as a multi-media program with an online, print, outdoor and social media presence. The advertising campaign will preview in Vogue’s February issue, and the starting with the March 2013 issues, full print ads will run globally in key fashion publications such as GQ, Vanity Fair, InStyle, ELLE and Harper’s Bazaar, with multi-page inserts in select issues. U.S. and key European cities such as Amsterdam, Brussels and Zurich will have outdoor campaigns, while tommy.com and the brand’s Facebook and Twitter channels will feature the campaign images and webisode. The commercial will also run on Taxi TV in New York City starting February 19 through February 26. About The Tommy Hilfiger Group With a premium lifestyle brand portfolio that includes Tommy Hilfiger, Hilfiger Denim and Tommy Girl, the Tommy Hilfiger Group is one of the world’s most recognized designer apparel groups. Its focus is designing and marketing high-quality menswear, womenswear, children’s apparel and denim collections. Through select licensees, the Group offers complementary lifestyle products such as sportswear for men, women, juniors and children; footwear; athletic apparel (golf, swim and sailing); bodywear (underwear, robes and sleepwear); eyewear; sunwear; watches; handbags; men’s tailored clothing; men’s dress furnishings; socks; small leather goods; fragrances; home and bedding products; bathroom accessories; and luggage. The Hilfiger Denim product line consists of jeanswear and footwear for men, women and children; bags; accessories; eyewear and fragrance. Merchandise under the Tommy Hilfiger brands is available to consumers worldwide through an extensive network of Tommy Hilfiger retail stores, leading specialty and department stores and other select retailers and retail channels. About PVH Corp. PVH Corp., one of the world’s largest apparel companies, owns and markets the iconic Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger brands worldwide. It is the world’s largest shirt and neckwear company and markets a variety of goods under its own brands, Van Heusen, Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, IZOD, ARROW, Bass and G.H. Bass & Co., and its licensed brands, including Geoffrey Beene, Kenneth Cole New York, Kenneth Cole Reaction, MICHAEL Michael Kors, Sean John, Chaps, Donald J. Trump Signature Collection, JOE Joseph Abboud, DKNY, Ike Behar and John Varvatos.