by Stephen Garner

Neiman Marcus has launched its fall 2021 campaign.

Dubbed “Re-Introduce Yourself,” the campaign encourages customers to embrace how they, the world, and Neiman Marcus have changed and evolved over the past year. Imagined by the in-house creative team, the 360-degree marketing campaign comes to life across multi-media print and digital advertising, native content, social media, and in-store visuals and events.

“The upward business momentum we’ve experienced has been an optimistic sign of new possibilities and a new world,” said Lana Todorovich, president and chief merchandising officer at Neiman Marcus. “This season calls for all of us to re-introduce who we are and what we’ve learned about ourselves. It’s time for Neiman Marcus to do the same, and we want our customers to not only meet us again but know that we’re in this together. We look forward to introducing them to new brands as part of our integrated luxury retail strategy and meeting them where they shop – in our stores, on our website, and through our in-store and digital style advisors.”

The bright skies, swirling leaves, and invigorating freshness of the fall season all exude the crispness of change. It signals new beauty, new ideas, new perspectives, new connections, and a new sense of self. Shot on-location in Art Omi’s sculpture and architecture park in upstate New York, on the Million Air runway in Dallas, and in-studio, Neiman Marcus’ newest campaign captures that sentiment and the juxtaposition of customers’ re-emergence into work, life, and nature, featuring over 40 new luxury and emerging brands as part of the almost 100 brands featured in the campaign across women’s, men’s, children’s, home, and beauty.

Debuting in mid-August, the retailer’s fall campaign video is a principal element of the campaign and one of the ways the retailer offers a re-introduction to itself and services. Directed by Anais Larocca and produced in partnership with award-winning agency The Mill, the video is a metaphor for the transformation of everyone, who, for the past year or so, felt life and self-expression were on pause. The visual narrative follows the metamorphosis of customers – depicted by dancers choreographed by Amy Gardner – as they expressively begin to unfold into their new selves and triumphantly re-emerge into the outside world. It also features three of Neiman Marcus’ own style advisors, whose service helps to trigger that change as they guide them through every moment in their journey of renewed energy and revitalized style.

Neiman Marcus is also bringing back its fabled seasonal editorial publication known as ‘The Book,’ which features exclusive interviews with fashion luminaries Gabriella Hearst of Chloe and Virgil Abloh of Off-White and Louis Vuitton, amongst a breadth of new content.

Also launching today, as a homepage takeover with its own online hub for all things new at Neiman Marcus, “Re-Introduce Yourself” digital campaign stories will continue to go live throughout the season on Neiman Marcus’ Magazine and via email and social media. The Book will be available in-home to customers starting August 30th.

“Like our customers, Neiman Marcus experienced a transformation of our own,” added Daz McColl, chief marketing officer at Neiman Marcus. “Re-Introduce Yourself is an opportunity for us to convey how we’ve evolved and share our re-imagined fashion perspective and hopefulness for the future that lies ahead while inspiring our customers to stylishly and confidently follow suit. It marks a new chapter in our story, evident in the way we’ve reimagined our approach to storytelling across all channels starting with our campaign video, which serves as a dramatic expression of human connection being a catalyst for change. Not only is it the first time we have featured real style advisors in a spot, but it’s also an ode to the vitality of their relationships with our customers and commitment to supporting each one in this new era by consistently providing personal and inspirational experiences.”