Van Heusen unveils next edition of innovative formalwear

Van Heusen unveils next edition of innovative formalwear

The brand has released a new TVC featuring international parkour artist Chase Armitage.


MUMBAI: Van Heusen, India’s premium menswear brand from Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail Ltd reveals the next edition of MOVE LABS COLLECTION, a uniquely engineered line for the contemporary man. The brand has launched a thrilling new TVC featuring international Parkour artist Chase Armitage performing gravity-defying stunts, attired in the ergonomically tailored garments. Under the umbrella of Move Labs, the brand has launched THE AIRPORT COLLECTION. Crafted from new-age blends of ultra- stretchable fabric, the collection is lightweight, wrinkle-free and allows ease of movement that makes travelling seamlessly comfortable which resonates with the fast-paced lifestyle of consumers today.

The brand has launched a comprehensive marketing campaign which will debut nationally across multiple mediums – television, cinema, social media and out of home. Conceptualised by Famous Innovations the 45 seconds film will be aired nationally across 1300+ movie screens, digital, electronics and will be supported through a diverse promotion strategy in the upcoming months.  

The AIRPORT COLLECTION from MOVE LABS consists of pieces which enhance the functionality of menswear. The collection boasts of knitted trousers and blazers in a colour palette of modern blues, dusty olives, corals and neutrals. The bi-stretch suit which is a fashion marvel is equipped with auto-flex waist band, elbow stretch and gripper for unrestricted movement.  

Speaking on the campaign Van Heusen COO Abhay Bahugune said “The newest AIRPORT COLLECTION from MOVE LABS defines the dynamic achievers, the modern man with a curated personal sense of style, which is confident, precise, classy and compliments his busy lifestyle. For this fresh campaign we are pleased to renew our partnership with Chase Armitage whose parkour skill uncovers the versatility of the newest MOVE LABS Collection. The brand is reaffirming its commitment to the latest project of the season which has already gained a reputation amongst our patrons, with the tagline: Power to MOVE.”

Set inside a busy airport the fast-paced TVC puts the spotlight on Chase Armitage who helps an aide worker retrieve her travel documents in the nick of time. He exhibits powerful parkour stunts, crossing hurdles making his way through the meandering crowd thus displaying determination and resilience. He is sporting the latest collection from MOVE LABS with the Van Heusen motif emblazoned on his cuff. His spirit which is similar to his choice of attire stays powerful, prepared, fluid and in action.

Van Heusen creative director Saikat Mitra added “The distinct construction within the pieces of this line is what defines incomparable and unique tailoring. The line exudes a powerful amalgamation of performance infused style and dynamic comfort. With our latest MOVE LABS Collection - formalwear are no longer deemed restrictive and monotonous. The aesthetically fresh designs render innovation and functionality to the wardrobe of a man proposing to conquer everyday styling while staying sharp and active.”

Famous Innovations business head Mithila Saraf added, "This campaign takes forward the promise of free movement that was established with our London parkour film last year. In addition to being dynamic and high on adrenaline, the campaign also shows the brand in a new light by featuring a protagonist who uses his powers for the greater good. It was an action-packed experience in filmmaking as every stunt was shot live without any CGI. With these campaigns, our aim is to create a new narrative in the stoic and serious category of men's formals, and therefore make the category aspirational for the young once again."