For more than a dozen years, LaForce has helped position Target as a leader in fashion and lifestyle. Our groundbreaking efforts have ranged from such never-seen-before stunts as a vertical fashion show, where acrobats models used the side of buildings in Rockefeller Center as a “runway,” to a recent collaboration with Marimekko, the Finnish design company, when Target commandeered The High Line Park in New York’s West Chelsea, and embellished it with Marimekko’s most iconic prints appearing in sculptural shapes several stories tall.
For nearly two decades, LaForce has partnered with Banana Republic on a multitude of integrated media programs and initiatives. Striving to always exceed past accomplishments, the agency has overseen marketing campaigns for a line of clothing inspired by the television series “Mad Men;” a first-ever runway show at 35,000 feet, coordinated with Virgin Atlantic Airways; and a Yoga class for hundreds at Grand Central Station to promote a “stretch” collection.
LaForce collaborated with illycaffè, the family-owned Italian roaster and leader in top quality coffee, to present the first annual Ernesto Illy International Coffee Award to growers from around the world. The gala event at the United Nations was attended by international chefs and culinary influencers.
LaForce executes a range of programs, from celebrity-driven gatherings and global research initiatives, to making sure the world knows about content generated by famous LinkedIn influencers such as Lena Dunham, Chelsea Handler, Bill Gates, and President Barack Obama.
During its long-standing relationship with Swarovski, LaForce has added extra sparkle and luster to this Austrian producer of luxurious crystal. Through a variety of partnerships with Victoria’s Secret, Judith Leiber Couture, Maison Martin Margiela and TEVA, LaForce has let Swarovski shine at book launch celebrations, elaborate black-tie parties, and on glamorous red carpets around the world.
Taking the concept of experiential retail to an entirely new level, PIRCH allows customers to “test drive” a wide variety of kitchen and bath items in its lavishly-designed stores. Hired to inaugurate the company’s newest, 32,000 square foot flagship in New York’s Soho neighborhood, LaForce created a buzz-worthy campaign with celebrities such as Iris Apfel, Nate Berkus and Geoffrey Zakarian, which made PIRCH the taste of the town!
Master & Dynamic
Tasked with launching the luxury audio brand Master & Dynamic in 2014, LaForce did its job so well that audiophiles now hail them as not only great-looking, but sonically superb. The agency has promoted partnerships with Proenza Schouler and Colette while helping to place the headphones on the ears of top DJs, designers and journalists.
In over 18 years of representing Perry Ellis, LaForce has managed design collaborations, celebrity ad campaigns, media partnerships, and fashion shows. Most recently, LaForce has broadcast the “Very Perry” brand mantra to make the brand’s casual chic a staple for hip young dudes nationwide.
LaForce has worked with the renowned Finnish design and apparel house Marimekko across a range of program initiatives, including celebrating the 50th anniversary of the brand’s famed Unikko print, programs around executive leadership and helping launch creative director Anna Teurnell’s recent first collection at Paris Fashion Week. Additional collaborations with Banana Republic, Paperless Post and Target continue the brand’s relevance.
LaForce was asked to turn up the volume on an annual Design Competition sponsored by Supima, which is often called the “cashmere of cotton.” After announcing winning fashion students from across the United States with much local fanfare, they were brought to New York’s Fashion Week, and then finally on to Paris, for an exhibition at the American Embassy near the Place de la Concorde. The result? Supima enjoyed a blitz of national and international press coverage.
Established in Bali in 1975, John Hardy creates hand-crafted jewelry that is distinctly modern, yet timelessly appealing. Through strategic media efforts for the brand — be it the launch of a new ad campaign, 40th anniversary celebration, or retail store openings — LaForce has elevated awareness of John Hardy as a true artist’s collective, and a company passionately committed to community and sustainability.
LaForce implements a wide range of creative initiatives for 3M, a global leader in consumer packaged goods such as Post-it Notes and Nexcare Bandages. Of late, we’re involved in fueling a “war” between employees at technology start-ups and ad agencies, who are battling to create the most elaborate murals from Post-it Notes on exterior windows of offices in downtown Manhattan. With LaForce’s encouragement, this good-natured rivalry has gone viral, and gained immense exposure for 3M.
Since launching her eponymous label during the Spring 2013 Fashion Week in New York, Marissa Webb has been celebrated for her juxtaposition of whimsical feminine elegance, with cool, masculine tailoring. Thanks to LaForce’s successful media campaign, Webb is now recognized as a young designer on the rise.
Hubble launched in November 2016 as the country’s first direct-to-consumer contact lens brand, dedicated to making it affordable and convenient to wear high-quality contact lenses every day. By cutting out intermediaries, Hubble lenses cost less than half the price of competitors and the online subscription makes Hubble’s high-quality, FDA approved contact lenses hassle-free.
LaForce helped Rebecca Minkoff with her first-ever outdoor seated runway show in front of her New York flagship store on an historic, cobblestone street in Soho. LaForce focused on securing designer interviews, key media and influencer attendance, as well as photographer and crew coordination.
Bella Dahl is known for the collection’s laid-back, Southern California style and its exclusive fabrication and wash process called Tencera™. The brand’s fans include Jessica Alba, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kendall Jenner, Jessica Alba and Beyonce. Just sayin’.
Until Skagen Denmark, men and women alike had trouble finding a watch that is thin, light, minimalist in style, and looks more expensive than it is. LaForce is embarking on a communications campaign to highlight how this American brand is inspired by Danish design: meaning, a watch that is streamlined, and sleek, but is also warm and full of character. It’s about time!
A master craftsman and artist, renowned for his command of textured gold and colored gem stones, Marco Bicego has become a top jewelry resource at Neiman Marcus and Saks. Thanks to LaForce, Bicego is now a favorite of the American fashion press, who herald his casually elegant designs as being versatile enough to wear with yoga pants or a party dress.
Perched 30 stories above Midtown, The Skylark, is a sophisticated year-round rooftop lounge which connecting leaders from the worlds of fashion, technology and business. LaForce manages Tuesdays at The Skylark, a discussion series bringing together influencers from fashion and tech for networking and learning.
Whether you are a home chef, gardener, scrapbooker, performance artist, or costume designer, you’ll soon discover Fiskars scissors and outdoor and garden tool collections are a cut above! LaForce is executing a multi-faceted media campaign to raise awareness of Fiskars’ illustrious history (the company was established in Finland in 1649) and make it relevant to today’s DIY consumer.
With its powerfully perfect sound, listeners to the Phantom’s cordless, Bluetooth-enabled speaker get quite an earful. Created by Devialet (sometimes called “France’s Apple”), with Bernard Arnault, CEO of LVMH, as a lead investor, Phantom was a sensation in Europe, but unknown in the U.S. before we climbed into the sound booth. By trumpeting the speaker’s luxuriously French connections, and fans such as Sting, Kanye and Karl Lagerfeld, LaForce helped make Phantom a must-listen for American audiophiles.
To amplify the nutritional benefits, delicious nature and versatility of its flagship product, Broccoli Rabe, Andy Boy, the brand behind the bright pink label on your favorite, high-quality fruits and vegetables, teamed up with LaForce to execute a truly unique publicity program. Through robust media relations and partnerships with celebrity nutritionist Keri Glassman and clean-eating chef Candice Kumai, LaForce is driving awareness around this delicious and nutritious superfood and making Broccoli Rabe relevant to millennials.
Founded in 1956 in Northern California, Williams-Sonoma Inc. is today one of America’s most trusted home goods retailers. To refresh and renew WSI’s reputation, LaForce worked closely with Laura Alber, the company’s visionary CEO, on new product launches, and to foster relationships with America’s top chefs and foodies such as Eric Ripert, Padma Lakshmi, and Marcus Samuelsson.
LaForce worked with designer TELFAR to present his Spring 2017 runway collection during New York Fashion Week. The ground-breaking designer is known for producing androgynous basics with twists. The show received some of the best reviews of the week, including raves from Vogue, T: The New York Times Style Magazine and Dazed and Confused.
A newcomer to the New York men’s fashion scene is Landlord, which LaForce is preparing to debut at New York Fashion Week: Men’s. Landlord’s look is loose, boxy, and utilitarian-inspired, with silhouettes that refer to workwear, but with billowing sleeves, oversized pocketing, and exaggerated hardware.
Established in 2013, the androgynous fashion label N-p-Elliott is principled streetwear with an Avantgarde edge. Think of the collection as “survivalist chic,” these clothes allow gender-fluid consumers a way to dress for the apocalypse. LaForce is working to raise the visibility of Nicholas Elliott, the savvy Scotsman behind the brand, who says he draws inspiration from the sciences, shamanism and society.
The agency is maintaining HUE as a vibrant, style source for fresh millennial audience. We’ve boosted the brand’s reach, awareness and acquisition. Our New York Fashion Week partnerships resonate across the brand’s content channels and are amplified through influencer partnerships.
My name is Bond, James Bond. LaForce leveraged Omega’s association with Daniel Craig in “Skyfall,” and other recent films in the 007 franchise, though our efforts hardly stopped here. To highlight Omega’s expansive assortment for men and women, we also publicized the brand’s global partnerships with the Olympic Games, and the PGA Tour.
Every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood. Helping to raise awareness through the annual Nexcare Give campaign, LaForce creatively engages the American Red Cross and America’s Blood Centers. Partnerships with celebrities like supermodel Niki Taylor also helps spread the word and save lives.
To heighten consumer awareness and further establish J.W. Hulme Co. as a leading American brand built on a foundation of history and quality craftsmanship, LaForce has secured coverage in key target outlets and engaged with aspirational influencers for strategic partnerships.
Kiss My Face
For more than a dozen years, LaForce has impressed upon the health-conscious, organic and toxin-free consumer that Kiss My Face is the hair and skin care for them. Most recently, we’ve focused on the Kiss My Face collection of sun care products, which allow the whole family — Mom, Dad, Kids — to safely enjoy their time at the beach.
To heighten awareness for leading European beauty lifestyle brand, RITUALS, in the U.S. market, LaForce executed a multi-pronged communications strategy. By articulating the brand’s retail expansion via influencer partnerships, social engagement, media outreach and private store opening events, the agency managed to increase awareness of the brand amongst local consumers. LaForce aligned RITUALS with relevant press and brand partners, resulting in unique B2B partnerships, such as a holiday collaboration with Rent the Runway.
Glasgow Caledonian University New York
Founded with the mission to be the university For the Common Good, GCU opened its New York campus and the Fair Fashion Center to help address the fashion industry’s alarming social and environmental impact. LaForce came on board to introduce the fashion world to the organization, thereby saving the world “one pair of blue jeans at a time.”
Rent the Runway
A digital subscription service, Rent The Runway makes having the newest looks from designers such as Tory Burch, Marchesa, and Diane Von Furstenberg, as easy as watching the latest blockbuster movie from Netflix. Since RTR was a first-of-its-kind way for women to dress, however, LaForce faced a difficult challenge of changing women’s perception of their wardrobe by publicizing the new idea of renting, rather than owning, certain pieces of apparel.
ChefsFeed is the only media company powered by thousands of top chefs in North America, connecting discerning restaurant-goers with the leading voices in the culinary world in an unfiltered and relevant way with expert insights and insider tips.
Park Avenue Autumn/Winter/Spring/Summer
The newly relocated NoMad restaurant, from the team at Quality Branded, completely transforms with the changing of each new season. Transitioning everything from the menus to the stunning interior décor, the space is regarded as an iconic New York experience.