Prada’s Spring 2015 Campaign Videos by Steven Meisel
By Kenneth Richard | The Impressionist
Without a doubt, some of fashion’s most prolific storytellers are designer Muccia Prada, who has partnered with the likes of Wes Anderson on her fashion films, and photographer Steven Meisel, whose editorial in Italian Vogue reads like a can’t-put-it-down thrilling novel. For Spring 2015 the power duo of fashion storytellers rolled the dice with three videos entitled Stoic, Psychedelic, and Intimate.
A fashion trilogy is an interesting idea and one that could make for dynamic emotional storytelling. But rather than a cohesive story or even a collection of shorts, the 3 piece campaign feels like a roll of the dice from their Stoic video. Without a thread of connectivity or narrative, the pieces lack a beginning, middle or end. Each piece is self-containing and resembles moving images from a still shoot put to video, but fail to create a powerful connection or offer dynamic eye-candy, like the duo’s haunting Holiday video. It just goes to show that you can’t roll winners ever time you step up to the table to throw. But at least this duo steps up.
Film Direction | DJA
Photography | Steven Meisel
Models | (Stoic) Ine Neefs, (Psychedelic) Julia Nobis, (Intimate) Gemma Ward
Stylist | Olivier Rizzo
Hair | Guido Palau
Makeup | Pat McGrath
Film Production | Art and Commerce
Post Production | Gloss
Music | (Stoic) Richard Day, (Psychedelic) Arca, (Intimate) Spirit