Monday, 5 January 2009

Ad Campaigns & Catalogue #25

Prada Spring Summer 2009 Ad Campaign

Love love this series of ads from Prada. There is movement, interaction and high commercial value in the imagery which gives the models and clothes an aesthetic appeal that is exceptionally captivating. The multiple models posing in different ways in a row is a dynamic and gorgeous treatment. Shows the flow of clothes as does the poses of the models. Quite an 'eyeful' to see:-) Even the colour treatment which is a bit muted is beautiful.

I am a fan and have even used it for my maskhead for the last few weeks.:-) Can't wait to see the men's version.

The campaign is shot by Steven Meisel features Nimue Smit, Giedre Dukauskaite, Sigrid Agren, Toni Garrn, Katrin Thormann, Viktoriya Sosonkina and Ymre Stiekema

And I like the fact that they use other models instead of the usual, somewhat over-exposed Natasha Poly and Lily Donaldson. It's more refreshing to see new faces.

Update: Brieuc75 has kindly pointed out to me the menswear ads for Prada's Spring Summer 2009 season on his blog. Thanks Brieuc! Apparently, they are shot by mega hot designer, Hedi Slimane with an uncanny talent for capturing black and white images. Love it. I always find his images imbued with a sense of melancholy and stillness. I want to see more! (Hope he makes a comeback to fashion soon!)



brieuc said...

the men's version is on my blog, shooted by hedi slimane :

Kevin and myMANybags said...

Thanks Brieuc!

I will check it out for sure. Hedi Slimane...sounds nice already:-)

we could grow up together said...

team hedi! ALWAYS!

Kevin and myMANybags said...

Indeed. He is so talent with photos. It very captivating to stare at his images:-) I like yours too, 'we could grow up together':-). You have a good style:-)

00o00 said...

prada's campaign is my favourite to date, although balenciaga's latest multi girl campaign might top that! am waiting anxiously for pics to show!

Kevin and myMANybags said...

Oh sounds interesting. Will look out for Balenciaga's ads for sure!:-) How did you get first hand news on the ads?:-P Balenciaga insider news?:-P

mond said...

oooo, i really dig the campaign too. i wonder how the single page ads will look.

Kevin and myMANybags said...

I think it will be easy to adpat to the portrait formats...but some gals will have to be cropped away.