PRADA FW23 : IN CONVERSATION WITH A FLOWER
Creative Direction : Ferdinando Verderi
Campaign Lense : Willy Vanderperre
Editing: Dario Vigorito 241247
Beauty, care, love. Prada’s exploration of these eternal, timeless values of humanity - universal emotions - inspires the Fall/Winter 2023 campaign. They are brought to life through the metaphor of flowers - both totems and gestures of tenderness and affection - here reimagined to human size, a scale that suggests otherworldly emotions that interact with five actors, all global stars - Benedict Cumberbatch, Hunter Schafer, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Letitia Wright and Li Xian.
In imagery captured by Willy Vanderperre, the cast converses with these improbable blooms. An impossible sequence of surreal conversations unfolds, between these figures and flowers, a dialogue, literal and visual. Just as these conversations are paradoxical, so the flower itself is a dichotomy - both fragile and strong, precious and quotidian, ephemeral yet eternal, each one unique. A metaphor for humanity, used as an outer expression of our thoughts and feelings, we can find a synergy between flowers and an embodiment of the human experience - always implied, here made concrete.
A real emotion, evoked through these seemingly unreal images.