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Freethinking, renegade, maverick. Escape traditional rules or boundaries. Nonconformists.
Part of 365, Prada’s visual stream of advertising, the new Nonconformists campaign encapsulates the themes and narrative of the Men’s and Women’s Fall/Winter 2017 show: Humanity, reality and simplicity.
Photographed by Willy Vanderperre in Milan on January 15th 2017, the same day as Prada’s fashion show, the images are spontaneous and immediate, arresting in their clarity and directness. These images are a moment captured in time – created, against tradition, before the collections unveiling rather than afterwards, and hence charged with a sense of the radical, the undiscovered.
These Prada campaign images present a new sense of intimacy, a conversation between viewer and models. Each is a character in themselves, a persona, expressing their own identity alongside that of the clothes. The images contrast subtle monochrome portraits, emphasizing the individuality of each model, with “portraits” of key Prada looks. Juxtaposed, they emphasize the intimate, intrinsically personal relationship between the wearer and their clothes.
Striving for a sense of normality, of the personal, these 365 images are direct, honest and straightforward. Cleansed of backdrop or overriding theme or visual treatment, the striking straight-up photographs pull the emphasis purely onto the sitters, and the clothes on their backs.
Simplicity, here, is radical. Normal is Nonconformists.
Nonconformists is now available on www.prada.com
Photographer: Willy Vanderperre
Female Models: Lexi Boling, Mia Brammer, Kris Grikaite, Natalie Westling.
Male Models: Aiden Andrews, Clement Chabernaud, Michel de Haan, Alpha Dia, Kassian Ibrahim, Mikolaj Kajak, Adam Osborn, Kerkko Sariola, Quintin Van Konkelenberg.
Location: Milan, January 15th, 2017
phone: +39 091-2741420
Redazione e amministrazione: via XII Gennaio, 9 – 90141- Palermo, Italy
Registrazione Testata giornalistica online del Tribunale di Palermo n. 14 del 10/07/2002
Coordinamento Editoriale: Gioia Gange