Perfection is boring. It’s time to GO WITH THE FLAW

Από την/τον Christina Politi | 6 Σεπτεμβρίου 2017


While the web pursues #flawless Diesel celebrates imperfection in new campaign GO WITH THE FLAW directed by François Rousselet

Diesel has always stood to challenge conformity. Today conformity is the chase of perfection, look at your social channels: perfect holiday, perfect pictures, perfect life, fitting in with the status quo. It’s going with the flow.

It’s time to GO WITH THE FLAW.
That’s right, we said FLAW. Not flow. Be unordinary because #flawless is forgettable. Roll with what you’ve got, even though it’s not ideal. Embrace what you can’t control. Find a little bravery to wear your flaws with pride, take a front seat and enjoy the ride.
It’s time to go with mistakes, go with remakes, go without knowing if you have what it takes. GO WITH being reckless, megalomania, compulsive shopping, being lazy, forgetfulness, being nosy. Even your sunburns.
“I was fifteen years old when I made my first pair of jeans by hand. Of course they weren’t perfect. But that made them special – and unique, like everything we have done across our history so far”, says Diesel founder Renzo Rosso. “I have always been more interested in imperfection because it stands out from the crowd.”

A film by François Rousselet, the French director who has created videos for Snoop Dogg, Madonna and The Rolling Stones, is the centre of the GO WITH THE FLAW campaign. During the mini-movie Edith Piaf provocatively sings ‘Non, je ne regrette rien’ as the cast embrace the uncomfortable of their everyday lives – and rise above, laughing.

Always late? You’ll make a big entrance. Secret snorer? Your lover has a soundtrack. Bad dancer? You’ll be a YouTube sensation. Lazy? You won’t waste energy. Style your shortcomings into something extra – because success lives outside of conformity. Perfection is overrated.

“Being unique is much more beautiful than being perfect,” explains Diesel Artistic Director Nicola Formichetti, whose casting approach finds incredible looking people with interesting features, affirming the message of self-love. “Change the way you look at things so even the bad becomes positive, overcoming obstacles and fears. You’ll have the best life possible.”

The 2017 Fall Winter campaign will be officially launched with an event in Beijing, on Wednesday September 6th

At this occasion Diesel partners with Chris Lee, Chinese music industry idol , unveiling a limited edition capsule collection that advocates a candid approach towards one’s ego and celebrating imperfection. (in-store starting from September 23rd)
Campaign imagery for billboard and print is photographed by Tom Sloan, whilst the concept is in collaboration with creative agency Publicis.


About Diesel

Diesel is an innovative international lifestyle brand, producing a wide-ranging collection of jeans, clothing and accessories. Since its creation in 1978, Diesel has evolved from being a leading pioneer in denim into premium casual wear, becoming a true alternative to the established luxury market. Despite its growth, Diesel’s philosophy has remained the same: a brand standing for passion, individuality and self-expression.


Client: Diesel

Chief Marketing Officer: Dario Gargiulo

Creative Director: Nicola Formichetti

Global Head of Advertising, Media & Product Marketing: Giada Gheno

Head of ADV and E-comm Production: Deborah Salbego

Agency: Publicis Italia

Global Chief Creative Director Publicis WW e Ceo Publicis Italia: Bruno Bertelli

Executive Creative Director: Cristiana Boccassini

Global Digital Creative Directors: Milos Obradovic, Mihnea Gheorghiu

Creative Supervisor: Costanza Rossi

Art Directors: Simone Di Laus, Cecilia Moro

Copywriters: Beatrice Mari, Fabio Caputi

Head of Planning: Bela Zieman

Senior Creative Planner: Noa Dekel

Account Team: Giada Salerno, Maria Elena Gaglianese

Agency Producers: Cecilia Barberis, Matilde Bonanni

Art Buyer: Barbara Centazzo

Production Company: Division Paris

Director: Francois Rousselet

DOP: Simon Chaudoir

Editor: Nicolas Larrouquere

Producer: Jules De Chateleux

Post production: MPC London

VFX Supervisor: Timo Huber

VFX Producer: Lydia Evitt

Grade: MPC

Colourist: Richard Fearon

Music Design and Editing: GRAND CENTRAL

Photographer: Tom Sloan @Lalaland Artists

Post Production: Studio Invisible


Diesel FW17 brand campaign video 130s clean 16x9_APPLEPRORES_11303 (1)


Christina Politi

Christina Politi

Η Χριστίνα είναι δημοσιογράφος (υπήρξε και punKοσμικογράφος) έκανε περάσματα από την τηλεόραση, πολλές συνεντεύξεις, σχόλια, αμπελοφιλοσόφησε, έζησε ωραίες εποχές, ταξίδεψε πολύ, άκουσε πολλή μουσική, είδε θέατρο και κυρίως κινηματογράφο μανιωδώς, συνεργάστηκε σχεδόν με όλα τα περιοδικά και τηλεοπτικά κανάλια, έστησε το Cosmopoliti (παρατσούκλι από το γραφείο), έβαλε νερό στο κρασί της, το φιλοσόφησε και παραμένει αισιόδοξη. Είναι μητέρα δύο παιδιών και σκυλιών ράτσας pug.


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