When you want to create images with a nostalgic, cinematic feel, your go-to guy is Peter Lindbergh. That signature aesthetic of his is fully evident in Bottega Veneta’s Spring 2013 ad campaign, which features Freja Beha Erichsen and Baptiste Radufe. The collection was beautiful when it made its way down the runway and the clothes translate wonderfully in the campaign.
“Really enjoying what I'm seeing so far,” TomFordforGucci commented. “I like that they went for the natural face, tousled hair, etc. rather than the glamorous bombshell we've seen a million times over.”
“The photography is absolutely gorgeous, what a beautiful use of light. Makes everything look so desirable,” Wolkfolk noted. “One of the top campaigns of the season for sure,” he concluded.
Even those who didn’t necessarily appreciate the collection were taken by the ads. “This is absolutely beautiful,” Psylocke remarked. “I agree that Lindbergh once again managed to make a simple shot look very cinematic and atmospheric. I find both the dress and the bag really ugly but I don't mind, the outfit seems like such an essential part of the narrative here. The strong pose and her intense stare are very captivating. I'm completely in love with this.”
I’m completely in love with it too – especially that first image with Freja in the red flower print dress. When I look at that photo I want to be that girl, and doesn’t Bottega Veneta kind of want me (and everyone else) to be that girl too?
Images: Bottega Veneta via the Fashion Spot forums.