Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Prada Cast Black Model for Spring 2014 Campaign: Cindy Bruna Marks Third ...

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PRADA recently released a preview of its spring 2014 advertising campaign, and among all of the brightly colored, mural-inspired looks, one person in particular really stood out in the image.

That individual is CINDY BRUNA, the third woman of color ever cast for a campaign by Prada. For its fall 2013 campaign, the Italian luxury fashion house casted 18-year-old black model MALAIKA FIRTH, who was the first black model to appear in a Prada campaign since NAOMI CAMPBELL became the first ever back in 1994.

According to The Fashion Spot, Firth is also featured in the full spring 2014 campaign, which will debut in the coming weeks. The model also stars in BURBERRY's spring 2014 campaign alongside JEAN CAMPBELL, as well as other young British talents from the music and film industries, including JAMIE CAMPBELL BOWER, LEO DOBSON, MATILDA LOWTHER, NEELAM JOHAL and CALLUM BALL.

Bruna recently walked in this year's Victoria's Secret runway show, which was aired earlier this month.

Together, both Bruna and Firth show off MIUCCIA PRADA's show-stopping spring looks in Prada's forthcoming campaign.

The collection features three-dimensionally embellished dresses with large faces on them, bejeweled bras worn over ribbed sweaters and coats, crewneck, sleeveless rugby sweaters, leg warmers that look like football socks, high rubber sport heels, crystals and encrusted paillettes, multicolored statement furs, feathered headbands, keyhole cutouts, colorblocking, jeweled external bras and Prada's take on Tevas.

Prada showed these items in a space that was transformed with huge murals - inspired by DIEGO RIVERA and other Mexican muralists - of women's portraits that were commissioned from six contemporary artists who were told to focus on 'an active, strong woman' in their work.

'I saw them as strong, visible fighters. We need to be fighters in general. There is this debate about women again, and I want to interpret it. My instrument is fashion. I use my instrument to be bold. I had this idea that if you wear clothes so exaggerated and out there, people will look, and then they will listen. It's a sort of trick. I want to be nasty,' Prada said backstage in response to the questions regarding the models she sent down the runway.

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