At a historic moment for the brand, Puma approached Futurimpose to concept their monumental partnership with Skepta and his label, Big Smoke Records.
Ushering in a new era, we had the opportunity to redefine the brand’s cultural positioning through a global hero campaign launching the new RS-X shoe, building on Puma and Skepta’s legacies to unify the two powerhouses in unexpected and revolutionary ways.
As a brand, Puma has always been unafraid to push the boundaries. Their unique position in the current landscape offered the opportunity to do the unpredictable and take this further. So we did.
Our campaign built on the idea that it’s not who you are or where you’re from, but what you create and bring to life that makes a revolutionary. Inspired by Skepta’s iconic ascent from local MC to global superstar, our approach placed creativity front and centre to show that anyone can become a revolutionary, a game changer, and a pioneer, if they recognise their own power and potential.
WHEN YOU RECOGNISE YOUR OWN POWER, YOU UNLOCK POSSIBILITIES FOR A NEW WORLD
Interested in the space where creativity is truly unleashed, we created a world where the real and unreal blur - where by unmasking reality, we see it as something you can design, where walls break down and old rules no longer apply. Where anything is possible.
We placed Skepta shoulder to shoulder with the next generation, showing that the old systems are on their way out. As the next generation harnesses their innate power, they become authorities, and power no longer trickles from the top down.
Following a global run-up featuring provocative teasers and striking campaign stills, our hero film premiered at the packed out Big Smoke x Puma event in London’s newest vanguard venue, Outernet, landing with a heaving audience of London’s future revolutionaries, followed by a next-level performance from Skepta himself.