Tag Archives: spring summer 2015

THE MEN OF FILM AND FASHION- PRADA’S SS15 CAMPAIGN

If you’ve seen a fair share of films this season, then the heartthrobs of Prada’s Spring Summer 2015 Campaign should be familiar faces offscreen too.

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The Fault in Our Stars‘ Ansel ElgortWhiplash and The Spectacular Now‘s Miles Teller, Boyhood‘s Ethan Hawke, and Unbroken‘s Jack O’Connell cemented their place amongst fashion’s heavyweights thanks to this campaign. Photographer Craig McDean shot the guys so that they completely filled the frame. Styled in simple yet intriguing knitted vests, slim suits, and patterned sweaters, the Prada man’s look is never fussy, but always functional (with a dash of fun).

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These actors appeared to be daydreaming as they doodled on their hands or peeled an orange, suggesting a sense of normalcy that unites us all together. Dare to dream fashion lovers!

 

Jourdan Dunn + Naomi Campbell for Burberry’s SS15 Campaign

Not sure if you’ve heard, but Jourdan Dunn and Naomi Campbell are the newest faces of Burberry’s Spring Summer 2015 Campaign. This is a BIG DEAL. 

Why might you ask? Well because it’s very rare that a black model is in a major campaign these days. Or in the center of one. Or alone in one. Or even with another black model. So having TWO black models as the central focus in a fashion campaign that has no tribal or “urban” (code for hood) references is refreshening. Also, kudos to Burberry for having Jourdan and Naomi look gorgeous without adding skin-lightening.

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Jourdan and Naomi weren’t selected as a racial statement by the brand, but simply because they’re the best. Burberry’s Creative Director Christopher Bailey (who is just really, really awesome btw) shared, “Naomi and Jourdan – two great British icons, two strong, beautiful women and the two perfect faces for our new campaign. It is, as always, a real privilege to work with them.”

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Naomi is a legend, groomed in the days of the 90’s Supermodels, while Jourdan has stomped every major runway alongside Cara Delevingne, Karlie Kloss, Chanel Iman, and well you get it.

Moving forward, it would be great if other brands took note of Burberry’s wise move. Rather than sprinkling a few racially ambiguous models on their runways, I think a bolder stance  would showcase the industry’s ability to shape what’s beautiful, rather than being the object of popular opinion.

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