Every year brings with it remarkable campaigns from the creative minds of the fashion industry. A fashion year is always an eventful one thanks to designers pushing the boundaries with their designs, controversial spokesmodels appearing in campaigns, or thought-provoking images created through the artistry of the photographers employed. Here are some of fashion’s most memorable campaigns from 2014.
Madonna’s Campaign for Versace
Versace teamed up with Madonna once again for their Spring/Summer 2015 campaign. This campaign marked the fourth collaboration between the Italian brand and the pop icon. The first images, which were released in early December, showed the singer looking younger and more stunning than ever. The black and white images were shot by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott.
Bottega Veneta Campaign by David Sims
Bottega Veneta’s The Art of Collaboration is a series of campaigns that seeks to highlight the talent of various contemporary photographers. Some of the noteworthy names that have been featured in this series are Pieter Hugo, Annie Leibovitz, Nan Goldin, Collier Schorr, and Peter Lindbergh. Bottega Veneta’s Fall/Winter 2014-2015 campaign featured British photographer, David Sims, who shot Edie Campbell in a stark, minimalist image.
Pharrell Williams and Cara Delevingne for Chanel
Karl Lagerfeld directed a short fashion film for this year’s Chanel Métiers d’Art. The haunting film featured two of the most stylish celebrities of 2014- music producer Pharrell Williams and fashion’s latest “it” girl, Cara Delevingne. Williams and Delevingne starred as portraits that came to life and danced to an eerie song that was written and composed by Williams himself.
Julia Roberts for Givenchy
The return of 90’s icons continued when Givenchy named Julia Roberts as the face of their Spring/Summer 2015 collection. The French fashion house presented the 47 year-old Hollywood icon in a cool tuxedo look with minimal makeup. This powerful and androgynous image was also shot by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott.
Alexander Wang’s Denim X Campaign
Alexander Wang made fashion headlines when he featured one of the year’s favorite models, Anna Ewers, in a risqué advertorial shot by Steven Klein. The controversial campaign for his line, Denim X, showed Ewers almost entirely nude and in several seductive poses. The most talked-about image showed the model wearing only a pair of jeans around her ankles.
These campaigns set the internet and the fashion world abuzz this year. With designers constantly coming up with new messages to deliver, new ways to shock, and new muses to inspire, we can be sure that the next year will bring even more exciting campaigns from our favorite fashion provocateurs.