Photographer Steven Meisel’s intense portraits for the Prada Pre-Fall 2015 ad campaign play with the asymmetries and ambiguities men and women share with each other.Two Prada show openers Willow Hand and Niels Trispel are featured in the brand’s ad campaign alongside newcomer Johannes Spaas and runway Queen Maartje Verhoef.
Captured in Meisel’s New York studios, each photograph features a male/female couple, alternately aloof, or intimately entwined. The neutral gray backdrop focuses our eyes on theirs. The attitudes on display are elegance, poise and dare.
The Prada Pre-Fall 2015 collection features an androgynous and somber note to the season. The collection takes a look at the similarities and differences between men and women’s fashion. Similarities include nylon outerwear and boxy silhouettes as well as flat boots in black with colorful outlines. Contrasting the men’s suits are dresses done in the same material, sometimes adorned with bows and belts. Bulky gloves and briefcase inspired handbags bring a practical touch to the feminine shapes.