Bangalore: PEOPLE, the iconic fast fashion brand for youth from Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail Ltd. unveils its #LetsBePeopleFirst Campaign today as a part of the larger theme #WhyNot. The new campaign takes the route of gender inequality prevailing in society and calls out the Indian millennial to go beyond the stereotypes that have been established.
PEOPLE has released a powerful 30-second video featuring a female and male actor facing opposite directions embroiled in a tensed conversation orbiting around gender discrimination. The conversation is based on gender-based issues that hinder a person’s prospect in the society and pose a major threat to progress.
The video brings to life the inherent tussle faced by both genders as they continue to fight their battles against rules, restrictions, labels, stereotypes and peer pressure as they strive for autonomy and expression. The millennials continue to blur traditional distinctions between the sexes both at workplace and at home, moving towards the unprecedented belief that there are no set male or female roles in the society.
PEOPLE worked with Famous Innovations as its creative agency for this campaign. Commenting on the campaign launch Sooraj Bhat, CEO-Fast Fashion, Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail Ltd., commented, “At PEOPLE, we believe we exist to enable the consumers to explore their identity and style. We felt we needed to launch this brand with a strong thought and Famous Innovations came up with the idea of ‘Why Not?’ because that’s a question on every young consumer’s mind in terms of following stereotypical rules. With ‘Why Not’ a specific theme of gender equality emerged and ended with the line, ‘Let’s Be People First’ ”.
G.V.Krishnan, Famous Innovations said “PEOPLE has a very distinctive merchandise for the youth. With the idea – ‘Why Not?’ we seek to give voice to the youth who are actively questioning societal stereotypes. This year we take gender stereotypes head on with the Campaign ‘Let’s be People First’ urging everyone to put an end to gender biases that plague us today.”
The campaign also has static visuals featuring trendy, fashionable clothing in gender-neutral styles for Print and Outdoor media. Commenting on the collection, Kopal Sarkar, Head-Design, PEOPLE said “The merchandise created for this campaign is very similar for guys and girls – they can wear it and style it themselves as they wish to and be who they want to be”.