John Varvatos Fall 2011 ad campaign featuring The ROOTS
John Varvatos Fall 2011 ad campaign featuring The ROOTS
September 19, 2011 by admin

If there’s one thing I know about John Varvatos, it’s that he never disappoints in the artists he chooses for his ad campaigns. It is with infinite amounts of joy that I report that none other than Philadelphia’s own legendary neo-soul band, The Roots, are the stars of the new John Varvatos Fall 2011 ad campaign. Varvatos told Womens Wear Daily “I’ve been a huge fan of The Roots for years,” said Varvatos of the Philadelphia-based septet that has won acclaim for its jazz-influenced approach to hip-hop. “They are one of the most innovative musical forces on the planet.”

Ever since I developed a finite, reputable taste in music, The Roots have been one of my favorite bands. They are the quintessential hip-hop band during a time where the genre is over-saturated with a lot of Top 40 nonsense and I’m so excited their fame has become more widespread. I think credit is also due to Jimmy Fallon as he brought The Roots on as his house band for his late-night talk show (Their walk-on songs are the best in late night and I will argue this till the end of time! ) As The Roots have been brought to the mainstream, I’m so happy to see their audience has broadened as they are certainly making musical history in an era where pop music and auto-tune rap seems to dominate the airwaves.

In the video portion of the campaign, The Roots, fresh off a private jet, have an impromptu jam session on a runway of the New York Republic Airport. It was all caught on one camera by famed photographer and film director, Danny Cinch, who also shot the last 14 Varvatos campaigns. In terms of inspiration, the Creative Director of John Varvatos’ ad agency explained to WWD: “The way The Stones, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin and The Beatles traveled had a huge impact on the direction for this season’s campaign,”I had been traveling a lot, and when I knew we were shooting The Roots, I started to think about how it would be to travel like the rock stars did in the Seventies. Led Zeppelin’s plane had fireplaces built in. So that’s what inspired us to shoot them in that way.”

The photographs taken for the ads indeed make me reminiscent of the 70′s classic rock tours, where the artists played music in the skies, landed, and were ready to take the stage on land. Enjoy the jam session video and ad campaign photographs below!

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Via The Vogue Vibes

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John Varvatos Fall 2011 ad campaign featuring The ROOTS
September 19, 2011 by admin

If there’s one thing I know about John Varvatos, it’s that he never disappoints in the artists he chooses for his ad campaigns. It is with infinite amounts of joy that I report that none other than Philadelphia’s own legendary neo-soul band, The Roots, are the stars of the new John Varvatos Fall 2011 ad campaign. Varvatos told Womens Wear Daily “I’ve been a huge fan of The Roots for years,” said Varvatos of the Philadelphia-based septet that has won acclaim for its jazz-influenced approach to hip-hop. “They are one of the most innovative musical forces on the planet.”

Ever since I developed a finite, reputable taste in music, The Roots have been one of my favorite bands. They are the quintessential hip-hop band during a time where the genre is over-saturated with a lot of Top 40 nonsense and I’m so excited their fame has become more widespread. I think credit is also due to Jimmy Fallon as he brought The Roots on as his house band for his late-night talk show (Their walk-on songs are the best in late night and I will argue this till the end of time! ) As The Roots have been brought to the mainstream, I’m so happy to see their audience has broadened as they are certainly making musical history in an era where pop music and auto-tune rap seems to dominate the airwaves.

In the video portion of the campaign, The Roots, fresh off a private jet, have an impromptu jam session on a runway of the New York Republic Airport. It was all caught on one camera by famed photographer and film director, Danny Cinch, who also shot the last 14 Varvatos campaigns. In terms of inspiration, the Creative Director of John Varvatos’ ad agency explained to WWD: “The way The Stones, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin and The Beatles traveled had a huge impact on the direction for this season’s campaign,”I had been traveling a lot, and when I knew we were shooting The Roots, I started to think about how it would be to travel like the rock stars did in the Seventies. Led Zeppelin’s plane had fireplaces built in. So that’s what inspired us to shoot them in that way.”

The photographs taken for the ads indeed make me reminiscent of the 70′s classic rock tours, where the artists played music in the skies, landed, and were ready to take the stage on land. Enjoy the jam session video and ad campaign photographs below!

Johnvarvatos.com
Via The Vogue Vibes

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