'Fashion Hobo' is the Theme of W+K Tokyo's Colourful Laforet HARAJUKU Campaign
W+K Tokyo has announced the launch of Laforet HARAJUKU’s biggest summer campaign “Laforet Grand Bazar”. The campaign theme 'Fashion Hobo' was inspired by the signs and symbols created by travelling workers throughout Europe and America in the early 20th century.
It is widely understood that 'hobo' signs and symbols originated in order to communicate between fellow hobos, informing each other of specific information about each area and the local people, possible work opportunities and warnings of any danger. Symbols were drawn with chalk on roadsides and walls.
The campaign's unique and specific fashion hobo language was created just for Laforet HARAJUKU’s Grand Bazar. Aimed at people coming to seek fashion, the design not only adorns the façade of the Laforet HARAJUKU building and throughout the stores, but also includes a TVC, online visuals, DMs, fans, shopping bags, and other promotional materials. The 15-second TVC will be live from July 18th through the 25th.
Executive Creative Director: Mike Farr & Tota Hasegawa
Account Director: Kensuke Suemasa
Designer: Keisuke Koumae
Producer: Kosuke Sasaki, Hayato Chaki
Creative Agency: W+K Tokyo
Project Manager: Lizzie Murray
Account Management: Ai Kawasaki
Music and Sound
Producer: Setsu Fukushima, Taro Yoshikawa
Music Production: Ongakushitsu Inc.
Editor: Sojiro Kamatani
Edit Company: Cutters, MacRAY
Post Production / VFX
Producer: Megumi Irino
Online Artist: Sojiro Kamatani
Colourist: Ben Conkey
Production Designer: Chihiro Matsumoto
Production Company: GunsRock
Producer: Takeshi Matsutomo
DOP: Senzo Ueno
Director: Sojiro Kamatani