High end fashion loves (short) movies
It has become kind of trendy for the fashion industry to work with famous directors and movie makers to present the new collections. Prada and YSL are just the latest high end fashion brands that decided to go this way. It’s a strategy I don’t fully get as I miss a more integrated communication approach but I presume the “short movie” solution is paying back in terms of PR and possibly does a good job in filling the TV sets within the showrooms with content that goes beyond the usual catwalk.
Prada has worked with Chinese filmaker Yang Fudong to represent the new direction in its visual communication through a black & white journey in Shanghai during the 30s & 40s.
Stefano Pilati and YSL have also chosen to go B&W with photographer/videographer Bruce Weber to introduce the upcoming Fall/Winter collection.