MAUZAN: MAUZAN by Brand Union for Mauzan

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Media Print, Magazine & Newspaper
Market United Arab Emirates
Agency Brand Union
Released April 2010

Awards

Dubai Lynx 2011
Design Corporate Identity Schemes Bronze

Credits & Description

Advertiser MAUZAN
Product ABAYA AND SHEILA FASHION
Entrant THE BRAND UNION Dubai, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
Type of Entry: Design
Category: Corporate Identity Schemes
Title: MAUZAN
Advertiser/Client: MAUZAN
Product/Service: ABAYA AND SHEILA FASHION
Entrant Company: THE BRAND UNION Dubai, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
Design/Advertising Agency: THE BRAND UNION Dubai, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
Creative Credits
Name Company Position
Matthew Laubscher The Brand Union Executive Creative Director
Simon Parkinson The Brand Union Design Director
Iain Young The Brand Union Senior Designer
Marie Deillon The Brand Union Senior Designer
James Merle The Brand Union Senior Interior Designer
Tanita Sandhu The Brand Union Executive Client Manager
Casey Crawford The Brand Union Senior Client Manager
Jennifer Watson The Brand Union Senior Client Manager
Dana Rafeh The Brand Union Strategist
Brief Explanation:
• Create a single brand platform that delivers compelling experiences tailored to the needs of each audience segment. • Build a distinctive and consistent retail (store) experience driven by the brand. • Become a brand that is seen as a trendsetter and a symbol for ‘timeless’ style. • Elevate the Mauzan brand experience and look to international players as your benchmark in order to become truly global. Think, look and behave like a world class brand. • Build a sophisticated, premium brand that is truly special, different and memorable, and is also sustainable in terms of long term brand relevance.
Describe the brief from the client:
Mauzan is the leading Abaya fashion house in the UAE, designing elegantly feminine Abayas, Sheilas and perfumes for royalty, VIP’s, housewives and students alike. Founded in 1990, Mauzan blends traditional values with more liberated contemporary designs, reflecting the true identity of modern Arab women. The quality of the products are in a class above many other Abaya fashion brands, but the brand itself was not standing out from the crowd. Mauzan was ready for the next step, to be revered and desired by women globally, and they needed a strong brand promise and new identity to reflect that ambition.
Description of how you arrived at the final design:
We started with a simple truth. Every woman wants to look and feel beautiful. She wants what she wears to portray her unique femininity and empower her with confidence. We captured a woman’s inner feelings by first crafting a brand story that would become the template for designing everything. For the brand identity, we created an Arabic mark that mirrored the elegant flow of the very finest fabrics used in creating the Abaya and Sheila designs. This visual language carried through and influenced our designs for stationery, perfume bottles, packaging and the retail experience.
Indication of how successful the outcome was in the market:
We took a well-respected, much-loved luxury brand in the UAE, and gave it the credibility to confidently speak to a wider, global audience. Mauzan will make a fashion statement that will be synonymous with timeless beauty.