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KL Rahul experiences 'Undie-pendence' in men’s loungewear brand XYXX's latest campaign

The campaign is conceptualised by Talented and produced by First December Films.

XYXX, a men’s lifestyle label, launches Ultimate Undie-pendence, a new campaign featuring brand ambassador and investor, KL Rahul highlighting a pervasive issue that has long been overlooked: men's enduring discomfort with conventional cotton underwear, which has been normalised as a way of life.

Conceptualised by Talented and produced by First December Films, the campaign portrays a dystopian world where men are physically shackled by their underwear, struggling with basic tasks due to perpetual discomfort.

The campaign opens with KL Rahul looking perplexed at this world where men are going about their day in discomfort and are struggling at every step - be it riding a bike, lifting weights at the gym, or even being able to work. Once KL acknowledges the problem, he immediately orders XYXX TENCEL Modal Micro-made underwear for all so they can experience "Undie-pendence”. We can see men grooving and rejoicing their newfound ‘Azaadi’ from discomfort. Backed by a soundtrack produced by Varkey exclusively for the campaign, the brand film is a call for Undie-pendence, a compelling term team Talented has coined to describe a state of liberation and freedom from discomfort caused by your innerwear.

The campaign emphasises the transformative impact and importance of comfortable underwear on one's daily experience. XYXX's initiative aims to spark conversation and shift perceptions, urging men to explore new-age, superior TENCEL Modal Micro-made underwear over the traditional cotton. By showcasing the stark contrast between the constrained world of traditional underwear and the freedom XYXX TENCEL Modal Micro-made undewear offers, the campaign prompts men to make the switch.

XYXX encourages men to take the leap by offering trials and samples, facilitating the transition to a more comfortable lifestyle.

Commenting on the new brand film, Petal Gangurde- chief of brand and culture, XYXX says, “Your choice of underwear pretty much sets the tone for your entire day. It is a pity that most men in India even today continue to wear ill-fitting, uncomfortable basic cotton underwear. We had to make men sit up and take notice of how their current underwear makes them feel - stuck and shackled and that led us to this incredibly rich space of ‘Undie-pendence’. The one constant consumer feedback we have received over the years is that once someone wore an XYXX TENCEL Modal Micro-made undewear, they were never going back to their previous brand and with this campaign we want men to break free from We want every man to experience that superlative difference and to truly feel unparalleled comfort and undie-pendence."

“The idea of externalising comfort started as a joke. No one has imagined underwear as handcuffs ever before. Not even in the weirdest parts of the internet! What started with us taking photos of underwear-tied hands from different angles, to seeing it take shape on an artboard, to finally seeing hundreds of actors sport it on screen, it has been an exciting journey. This sci-fi underwear musical is an example of how the smallest thought starters reach impossible creative lengths!”, adds Devargh Mukherjee and Sohan Ray, creatives at Talented.

“Bringing alive the feeling of relief from uncomfortable underwear had to be as exciting as externalising it with underwear cuffs. So we imagined a Nolan-esque dystopian sequence where thousands of underwear get pulled away from their hands, get sucked into the sky, and a gazillion XYXX packs rain right into their palms,” says Shiv Parameswaran, director at First December Films

The campaign extends beyond the film, integrating outdoor ads leveraging OOH through buses and trains and on-ground activations fostering impactful extensions and engagement in a receptive environment. This will be further amplified through a pan-India BTL activation that reinforces its commitment to diverse demographics, ensuring broad visibility.

Featured in this campaign, XYXX announces the addition of its cool, new Volt collection to best sellers in TENCEL Modal Micro like Illuminati, Urbane, Flux and Dualist among others.

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