Miuccia Prada – FFXIII- 2
The New York times has heralded her as “the master of the look of not-quite right” so her latest collaboration isn’t too surprising. The fashion influencer and Square Enix have teamed up to celebrate the Final Fantasy series’ 25th anniversary by producing an exclusive “shoot” for Arena Homme+ magazine. The editorial features Final Fantasy 13-2 characters donning pieces from Prada’s s/s 12 collection and somehow, it works. That’s right, no models, just CGI characters (sorry O’Pry) in the collection’s printed silk shirts and modern tailoring.
This isn’t Miuccia’s first foray into the CGI anime/gaming world however. In 2007, Prada also designed 2 outfits for Deunan in Appleseed Ex Machina, the second instalment of the Appleseed 3-D live action films. She claimed that she fell in love with the first film and offered to work with Shinji Aramaki on the designs. If you look closely, Deunan is outfitted in 2 modified runway looks from Prada’s f/w 2006 collection.
Of course, gaming and fashion have always gone hand in hand as costume design plays an integral role in most games. Would you really be into it if Bayonetta was decked out in a turtleneck and khakis? or if Rinoa Heartilly wore a sundress and flip-flops? Not really.
So what other designers do you think could successfully design for video games and 3-D live action films? Here’s my list:
Jean Paul Gaultier – Showed us what he’s made of with his designs in The Fifth Element
Roberto Cavalli – Just imagine the DOA girls lounging in his swimwear!
Francesco Scognamiglio – His twisted Glamour is perfect for any diva villanness
Bernhard Willhelm – If Katamari ever went live action…
Pheobe Philo – Clean and modern aesthetic would suit the head honchos of any headquarters
Still patiently awaiting a Proenza Schouler-Sailor Moon collaboration but until then, this will do.