Hunkemöller collaborates with model Duckie Thot on a new lingerie collection, emphasizing the power of diversity and continuing the brand’s journey towards greater inclusivity. The brand joins forces with South Sudanese-Australian top model Duckie Thot within a daring lingerie collection focused on uniqueness, self-reliance and the strength of women worldwide.
After the partnership started in July 2019, the partnership became even more relevant in 2020 as the Black Lives Matter movement, which Duckie herself is very passionate about (as are we here at The Lingerie Post!), gained momentum. As a dark woman working in the fashion industry, Duckie offers a unique and valuable perspective on how Hunkemöller can challenge itself and achieve more with its inclusion strategy. The brand wants to encourage women of all skin tones to embrace themselves and live life confidently. Something that should certainly succeed with this colorful collection.
In addition to the creative collaboration, Duckie Thot provided ideas for both the campaign and the marketing strategy of the collection. Part of this is a paid influencer campaign featuring black women, as well as an appeal to customers to donate to ENAR (European Network Against Racism). This charity was selected in consultation with the top model; ENAR’s work focuses on smaller organizations, which are close to Hunkemöller’s core values ??of inclusivity, especially when it comes to women.
Another initiative to promote diversity within Hunkemöller is an Inclusivity Workgroup dedicated to empowering women of all ethnicities, body shapes and skill levels within the organization and in how the company presents itself to the world.
Like Duckie, the collection created in collaboration with her is daring, sexy and self-assured. The silhouette is youthful; from bralettes, high-waisted briefs to bodies. The colorful palette of neon pink and black is accented with modern embroidery and graphic lace. The campaign video and photography, shot in the studio in London, is Hunkemöller’s most daring and creative content ever. On a neon-lit stage with bold shapes reflecting the collection, Duckie emphasizes her ‘Rules for World-Changing Women’. They include: Create your own rhythm and keep following it, empower yourself and you will inspire many and being sexy is a state of mind. She closes with the powerful statement: “I’m not different, I’m unique.”