The multitude characterizes Prada, an ever-shifting landscape of meaning, endlessly reinterpreted - not one woman, but many, changing ceaselessly, a reflection of fashion itself. Like the identity of women today, the identity of Prada too is fluid, fluctuating, open to interpretation - confounding explanation, eschewing rhetoric, refuting definition. The paradox and contradiction inherent to Prada make easy categorization or summarization impossible: Prada is simultaneously complex and simple, singular yet multi-faceted.
The Prada Spring/Summer 2020 womenswear campaign offers a multitudes of views and perspectives that reflect that dichotomy - of the ever-shifting landscape of women that constantly inspire, and of the plurality of definitions of Prada.
There is a power to the word as a tool to define, and in Prada’s case, to challenge definitions, to re-define, de-contextualize and recalibrate, to evoke an imaginary narrative and hence change our eye as we examine the picture plane. An attempt at an impossible definition becomes a manifesto for the impossibility of definition itself.
The Prada campaign evolves around a series of written acronyms, spelling out the word PRADA. Like the images they are placed alongside, each of these acronyms offers a possible interpretation of the idea of Prada, but only one of many. Ironic, surreal, ambivalent, dichotomic, these many attempts at definition ultimately only prove the indefinability of Prada as a single concept or idea.
大片阵容由新生代及知名模特组成，呈现个性十足的女性国度。这些女性包括Freja Beha、Sara Blomqvist、Anna Ewers、Berit Heitman、蒋瑞琪、Ashley Radjarame、Kyla Ramsey、Charlotte Rose、Miriam Sanchez和Zso Varju。
Through these elements, constantly juxtaposed new ways, the campaign continually renews itself, each time offering a different meaning, a new attitude, a different intention, a fresh definition.
These words, these images, interpret - literally - the multiple identities within Prada, and within the Prada woman. Yet, like the world itself, they never settle, never pause.
They are always and never the same. In that, they explore the ultimate paradox of Prada: immediately recognizable yet impossible to define.
Freja Beha, Sara Blomqvist, Anna Ewers, Berit Heitman, Ruiqi Jiang, Ashley Radjarame, Kyla Ramsey, Charlotte Rose, Miriam Sanchez, Zso Varju