Prada Womenswear spring/summer 2018 collection presents a new vision of femininity. The work of incredible women namely Brigid Elva, Joëlle Jones, Stellar Leuna, Giuliana Maldini, Natsume Ono, Emma Ríos, Trina Robbins, Fiona Staples and Tarpé Mills, creator of the first female action hero, appears on Miuccia Prada’s latest offering.
Their function is dual: while underscoring the designs of the clothes and the seasonal identity and attitude of the Prada brand, these graphic elements also lend an allegorical bent. Like the women they depict, these images are not passive but forceful, powerful; their impact is felt and their voices heard.
Photographed by Willy Vanderperre in Los Angeles, whose landscape appears again and again as the backdrop to comic book narratives – like a graphic novel come to life – these images present their self-contained storylines, of interactions, intersections, and interrelations. Each one is a horizon to be explored. Inside, Prada’s diverse cast of models is transformed into avatars of dynamism, authors of their destiny, heroines of their personal stories, for us to discover.