For Wrangler’s first-ever retail store in Lone Tree, Colo., the jeans maker wanted imagery that heightened the essence of its brand. Prints by well-known outdoor photographer David Stoecklein, including landscapes, horses and, of course, people wearing Wrangler jeans, were a good match. “The photography is very real, very Americana,” says Robin Rich, senior marketing communications manager for VF Jeanswear – Wrangler.
The brand’s core audience often participates in equestrian-related activities – reining and pleasure riding – so the art helps customers better connect to the apparel company. Imagery from Wrangler’s ad campaigns, including photos of country music singers George Strait [names and spellings should always be fact checked before you submit your articles] and Jason Aldean, also decorate the 7474-square-foot space.
Printed on wood or stretched canvas over frames, the prints hang from the ceiling on different length planes and tracks.
“The photographs give the store a warm feeling with a lot of dimension, driving people in,” Rich says.
For more on Wrangler’s first bricks-and-mortar location, click here or see VMSD’s August issue.
For an audio tour of Wrangler with Ken Nisch, click here.