Vestiaire puppets model pre-loved clothing for “Long Live Fashion” campaign


Fashion B Corp, Vestiaire Collective and Droga5 London have launched a new brand campaign to re-introduce the brand’s pre-loved fashion marketplace, with a runway show modelled by a collective of fashionable puppets made entirely from pre-loved clothes. 

Vestiaire campaign

The campaign and its collective of stylish sewn stars sets out Vestiaire Collective’s new brand philosophy with the positive rallying cry “Long Live Fashion”, expressing the brand’s love of fashion and desire to make it live forever.

The pre-loved campaign created by Droga5 London, features TV and online films set at a hotly-anticipated fashion show featuring the collective, where we meet models Miss Classique, Rich, Lady Green, Drops and Hunter. 

All puppets featured in the show are made from and wearing pre-loved fashion. 

The film directed by Andreas Nilsson features famous French fashion commentator and journalist Loïc Prigent, who narrates the action and makes a cameo appearance.

An outdoor, print and social campaign features the pre-loved collective posing alongside a diverse group of models, all lensed by British-Ghanaian photographer Campbell Addy, part of the new fashion vanguard.

The campaign aims to showcase the diversity of the Vestiaire Collective brand and its community. 

The collective of puppets represent the different style tribes within the Vestiaire community and the different reasons people shop on the platform. 

Miss Classique epitomises taste in luxury fashion, Rich represents the smart sellers, Lady Green is all about the brand’s core value of sustainability, Drops speaks to a second chance at limited releases and Hunter has a keen eye for vintage.

Vanessa Masliah, VP, Marketing and Branding said: “Our ambition, from a global marketing and branding perspective, has always been to demonstrate the brand’s mission of transforming the fashion industry for a more sustainable future. 

“Our pre-loved campaign felt like the perfect creative expression of this and gave us such a rich platform to build a bold marketing programme around – allowing us to showcase our fashion and sustainability credentials in the most talkable way, while also speaking to each member of our growing community and the reasons they choose to shop on the Vestiaire Collective platform.”

Reselling high-end fashion

David Kolbusz, Chief Creative Officer of Droga5 London, said: “Our pre-loved campaign was inspired by Vestiaire Collective’s purpose-led business, a company that prioritises circularity and resells high-end fashion. 

“And who better to give voice to the brand than the clothes they sell, fashioned into puppets. 

“Our collective of puppets – stars in their own right – are not only made from pre-loved clothes but they also model them – the ideal representation of this wonderful business.”

This is the first major campaign by Droga5 London for Vestiaire Collective who became a client after a four way pitch in 2021. 

The campaign will run on national TV in France and Italy and will be supported by OOH launching on March 21 2022. 

It will also run online globally across Vestiaire Collective’s social channels and in digital media in the US, UK, Spain and Hong Kong.