Screenwriter and TV producer Mara Brock Akil has transitioned into the limelight as the leading face of Tyler, The Creator’s latest Lacoste campaign, complete with a captivating visual promo.
The video showcases Akil donning stylish ensembles from the rapper’s Golf le Fleur line, created in collaboration with Lacoste. Her outfit includes a green sweater paired with a fashionable tan checked midi skirt.
In the video, this unlikely pair sets off on a spontaneous boat ride after Akil’s flight gets canceled. Her journey leads her to an unfamiliar island, where her resourcefulness shines as she writes “H-E-L-P” in seaweed to signal for assistance.
With the caption “Just a girl and her pink blush suitcase,” Akil playfully references her unconventional campaign video while acknowledging that Tyler directed the shoot. Her foray into the spotlight has received a warm reception, with her fans and industry peers expressing support and excitement.
Akil’s emergence as a fashion icon in her own right is a significant step in championing diversity within the industry, particularly by putting middle-aged Black women at the forefront of fashion campaigns.
The Lacoste X le Fleur collection is now available for purchase, featuring 21 new items that seamlessly fuse the rapper’s unique style with the classic elegance of the preppy fashion house.