Fall 2023 was purported to be a season of “quiet luxury,” and there are definitely moments in which this ostensible trend across the collections is reflected in their campaigns. Many brands took a back-to-basics editorial approach, relying on talented photographers and stylists to serve up simply sophisticated imagery that conveyed a distinct take on contemporary luxury.
Nonetheless, brands like Kenzo and Casablanca defied the trend of the moment by creating vivid campaigns that celebrated the rich cultural tapestries of Tokyo and Damascus, respectively.
Ferragamo drew connections between its present moment in fashion and the Italian Renaissance, which is widely thought to have begun in its home of Florence, for a stunning celebration of artistry and diversity.
Diesel put its own brilliant twist on classic Where’s Waldo puzzles, utilizing a huge cast, clever digital editing, and unfettered imagination to create an expansive tableau rife with narrative details. The project was complete with its own website that tasked fans with scouring the image for certain details and rewarded them with Diesel prizes.
Bottega Veneta continued its understated practice of highlighting with quiet beauty Matthieu Blazy’s patient and masterful approach to craft in motion.
Here are The Impression’s Top 10 Co-Ed campaigns of the Fall 2023 season as selected by Cheif Impressionist Kenneth Richard.
Balenciaga Creative Director | Demna
Bottega Veneta Creative Director | Matthieu Blazy Photographer | Malick Bodian, Louise and Maria Thornfeldt, & Sander Muylaert Videographer | Massimiliano Bomba Models | Badhiel Lony, Chu Wong, Dara Gueye, Emma Balfour, Flavie Sammartano, Heather Diamond Strongarm, Lara Menzes, Liu Wen, Paola Manes, Silas De Maat, Tim Piglowski, Tommaso Zana, Walid Fiher, Alejandro Albaladejo, Diaz Awar Odhiang, Badhiel Lony, Cecilia Wu, Dara Gueye, Diane Chiu, Emma Balfour, Haroon Sherzad, Heather Diamond Strongarm, Lara Menezes, Mariacarla Boscono, Mary Ukech, Renny Alade, Sanggun Lee, Tessa Bruinsma, Tess Breeden, Tommaso Zana, And Walid Fiher Hair | Duffy Makeup | Hiromi Ueda Casting Directors | Anita Bitton and Finlay Macaulay
Burberry Creative Director | Daniel Lee Photographer & Director | Tyrone Lebon Models | Angus Hinnegan, Anugraha Natarajan, Ayrton Maberley Dick, Emma-Rose Higgins, Faye Wei Wei, Iris O’Carroll, Jake Hodder, Jean Campbell, Kesewa Aboah, Kit Butler, Leon Miles, Mawena Takpa, Nicci Luijkx, Paduey Luak, Sora Choi, Tunji Obembe, and Zhuo Chen Location | Isle of Skye, Scotland, and Giant’s Causeway, Northern Ireland
Diesel Creative Director | Glenn Martens Art Director | Christopher Simmonds Photographer | Johnny Dufort Location | Breganze, Italy
Ferragamo Creative Director | Maximilian Davis Creative Director | Ferdinando Verderi Photographer | Tyler Mitchell Video Director | Tyler Mitchell Talent | Vittoria Ceretti, Anok Yai, Lina Zhang, Jessica Stam, Mona Tougaard, Paul Hameline, Iván de Pineda, Malick Bodian, Taemin Park, Zainab Jama, Kelela, Yasmina Dexter, and Tyler Mitchell Artworks featured in collaboration with Florence’s Uffizi Gallery | Alesso Baldovinetti, Annunciation (1457), Giovanni Bellini, Holy Allegory (1490-1500), Paolo Veronese, Annunciation (1570-75), Francesco Granacci, Joseph Going to Prison (1515), Giorgio Vasari, Portrait of Alessandro de Medici (1534), Botticelli, Portrait of a Man with a Medal of Cosimo the Elder (1475), Botticelli, The Annunciation of San Martino alla Scala (1481), Piero della Francesca, Diptych of Federico da Montefeltro and Battista Sforza (1467-1472)
Jil Sander Creative Directors | Lucie and Luke Meier Art Director | Heiko Keinath Photographer | Chris Rhodes Videographer | Stephen Kidd Talent | Jeff Mills – Kiki Willems – Dara Gueye Stylist | Poppy Kain Casting Director | Julia Lange Casting
Versace Creative Director | Donatella Versace Creative Director | Christopher Simmonds Photographers | Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott Models | Mattias Akke, Tyson Ballou, Diane Chiu, Gigi Hadid, Filip Hrivnak, Angelina Kendall, Donggyu Lee, Wylber Flores Marte, Irina Shayk, Karolina Spakowski, Sava Suvacarov, Liu Wen, Anok Yai Stylist | Jacob K Hair | Ryan Mitchell Makeup | Lucia Pieroni Casting Director | Piergiorgio Del Moro Location | Versace’s classical palazzo at Via Gesù 12 in Milan
Thom Browne Creative Director | Thom Browne Agency | Counsel Photographer | Emma Louise Swanson Models | Lulu Wood, Rockwell Harwood, Hair | Mustafa Yanaz Makeup | Susie Sobol Casting Director | Adam Hindle Set Designer | Alicia Sciberras Location | Montauk, New York
GCDS Creative Director | Giuliano Calza Photographer | Ellisse Studio Models | Stella Lucia Deopito, Francesco Ruggiero, Victoria Stella Doritou, and Teddy Corsica Stylist | Elena Mottola
Kenzo Creative Director | Nigo Photographer | Keizo Kitajima Videographer | Frank Lebon Models | Vernon, Abas Abdirazaq, Kiki Willems, Assa Baradji, Sen Ping, Fumiya, Hayato Oohashi, Jake Morton, Kayu, Kou U, Masato Oie, Mikiya Nakano, Nina Utashiro, Raiki Yamamoto, Ringo Mikata, Shunsuke Kawamoto, Taito, Hara Yoshihide, Hiroki Shirota, Erika Abe Stylist | Marq Rise Hair | Kiyoko Odo Makeup | Nami Yoshida Casting Director | Samuel Ellis Scheinman Music | “Dreamer” by Urban Dance Location | Kyoto and Osaka, Japan
Creative Director | Charaf Tajar Photographer | Remi Ferrantes Art Director | Maya Chantout Models | Nour Rizkh, Nadia Khaya, Ali Latif, Abas Abdirazaq Stylist | Helena Tejedor Hair & Makeup | Remah Jammoul, Rida Morida Set Designer | Hanady Medlej
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