Last September in Milan, Miuccia Prada presented a collection inspired by street artists from the world over, think Jeanne Detallante, Gabriel Specter and El Mac. Prada has employed the talents of photographer Steven Klein for its Spring/Summer 2014 campaign, which sees models including Anna Ewers, Ashleigh Good and Amanda Murphy in a fresco-style scene. In the video, the girls are vibrant in high color, embellished pieces, with gems encrusted on the fabrics and summer furs abound.
For Autumn/Winter 2013-2014 Valentino’s creative directors Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli aimed to bring the paintings of Flemish artist Vermeer to life. Inspired by the unsettling beauty of Girl with a Pearl Earring, the graceful and restrained collection is unveiled in a new clip which takes us behind the scenes on the campaign, shot by Inez & Vinoodh.
For the SS2013 Real Fantasies by AMO, Prada experiments a multi-faceted collage of hand-drawn and painted shapes, casting the shadows that they project. Simplicity, poetry and sentimentalism, processed through imaginary cinematic scenes; characters yearning in a world of sophisticated feelings, eluding nostalgia to inspect longing and legacy. Restraining versus revealing: conflicting attitudes in a series of intimate and social situations.