This spring, Americana Manhasset debuts its full color 64-page Fashion Book and corresponding short film, “Hawaii 6-Oh!” Spring ready-to-wear, accessories and jewelry from the most luxurious brands in the world are captured in a high-style picture book starring top runway and editorial models Lindsey Wixson and Sean O’Pry.
Americana Manhasset, situated on Long Island’s Gold Coast, about 30 minutes from Manhattan, is a high-end, open-air “premier shopping destination”* located in Manhasset, New York. It is the largest and most well known high-end retail center in the Long Island Gold Coast vicinity along a stretch of Northern Boulevard commonly referred to as the Miracle Mile of Manhasset. With its limestone shopfronts, granite sidewalks and colorful flower beds, Americana ManHasset‘s 60 shops sell the priciest status brands and some customers have been known to spend more than $100,000 a year and five times that if they’re planning a wedding or buying fine jewelry.
2016 marks the 60th Anniversary of Americana Manhasset and the Spring campaign launches a year-long anniversary celebration. Hawaii has always been a perfect destination for celebrating important milestones. In fact, Americana owners Frank & Rita Castagna celebrated their honeymoon 60 years ago in Hawaii, providing inspiration for this season.
Photographed, produced and styled by Laspata/DeCaro, the campaign was shot in various locations in and around Oahu’s famed North Shore. The pristine beaches and lush, dramatic mountains provide the backdrop to Lindsey and Sean’s fashion-filled getaway, with Sean calling to mind a modern version of a young Elvis in Blue Hawaii. Authentic hula girls and flame throwers are featured, and a full-blown luau was created for the cover image. The campaign is festive and young, with a definitively tropical vibe.
Americana’s Spring Book is direct-mailed to 130,000 targeted households. The images are being featured in national and regional print ads in publications such as The New York Times, T-Style magazine; WSJ: The Wall Street Journal magazine and The World Journal newspaper, as well as in various digital media such as www.nytimes.com. For the first time, the campaign will be featured on the outside of the Hampton Jitney with a total bus wrap. The campaign is also being shown prominently throughout the season on Americana’s website, www.americanamanhasset.com and featured on Americana social media outlets.
In conjunction with the still images, Americana Manhasset has debuted a short film, entitled “Hawaii Six-Oh!” which stars Wixson and O’Pry and captures the fun spirit of the campaign set to a tribal beat. The piece will be featured in digital advertising as well as front and center on Americana’s website, along with an entertaining and fast-paced behind-the-scenes video of the photo shoot.
“Hawaii was the perfect choice as a location, being that it is a timeless place to celebrate happy occasions,” said Charles DeCaro. “It was ideal for the launch of Americana’s 60th Anniversary, but it also made sense with the collections this season, many of which have a kind of island sensibility. As always, while we had a clear editorial voice and a strong vision for this campaign, it is the fashion and the designers’ messages that remain the focus. We shoot a singular and appropriate photograph for each brand, from Hermès, Gucci and Céline to Tory Burch, Vince and Zimmermann, but each image also works as part of the whole.”
Americana Manhasset‘s premier collection of over 60 fine shops, includes Hermès, Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Cartier, Ermenegildo Zegna, Van Cleef & Arpels, Bottega Veneta, Hirshleifers, Ralph Lauren, London Jewelers and more, all within a unique outdoor environment designed by renowned architect Peter Marino and landscape designer Oehme van Sweden. Americana Manhasset offers a complimentary Personal Shopping Service, a remarkable luxury fashion and gift resource. Located on Long Island’s beautiful North Shore, Americana Manhasset is 20 miles from Manhattan and 50 miles from the Hamptons.
For more information, please visit www.americanamanhasset.com.
* Americana Manhasset shuns the word mall, preferring “premier shopping destination.”