As the world emerges from the pandemic, people are adjusting to switching their sweatpants for real pants – fashion icon A$AP Rocky included.
"Get Smoooth Again" follows Rocky as he emerges from quarantine when New York announces its reopening. We see him stepping out on the bubbly streets of New York, wearing a bathrobe, dirty t-shirt, boxer shorts and worn-down slippers to re-stock on potato chips.
While everyone else is dressed to impress, the rapper looks misplaced in his lockdown look as he walks over to the corner shop. Once he’s grabbed a bag of chips, the bodega cat nudges him to pay with an app, a shopping experience that immediately switches up his look into a sharp suit, while a new, unreleased A$AP Rocky track starts playing on the store radio. The spot ends with a cameo from U.K. rapper Skepta, who enters the bodega in his lockdown look.
Cultural / Context information for the jury
Sweat pants, dirty t-shirts and worn-down slippers. Needless to say, the pandemic has had a terrible impact on the way we dress. Furthermore, the entire fashion industry has taken a huge hit as people have been waiting for the pandemic to end before updating their wardrobes.
A$AP Rocky x Klarna’s “Get Smoooth Again” is a global, integrated campaign, aimed to inspire consumers to rediscover their sense of style, after spending almost two years in fashion hibernation and pandemic lockdown looks.
Because, who better to encourage people to drop their lockdown looks than A$AP Rocky, a huge global style icon, trendsetter and fashion tastemaker, and one of the most popular American artists.
Tell the jury anything relevant about the direction. Do not name the director.
The cinematography is an homage to the films and pop culture A$AP Rocky grew up with in Harlem, New York in the '90s. The script and dialogue follow the same cues.