A look back: The 15 best advertising campaigns of 2014
History in the making
From being sprawled across billboards, to covering pages in Vogue, the fashion industry saw a fine amount of memorable advertising campaigns this year. Fashion house's from Paris to New York pulled out their finest in creativity, photographers and models to debut some of the most unique advertisements ever seen. Let's take a look at a few of the best...
Marc Jacobs for Louis Vuitton
Shot by Steven Meisel in his New York studio in December, Marc Jacobs departing campaign for Louis Vuitton featured all of his muses that provided him with endless inspiration. The portrait-style ads featured Catherine Deneuve, Sofia Coppola, Gisele Bündchen, Fan Bingbing, Caroline de Maigret and Edie Campbell each sporting a Louis Vuitton handbag and Mona-Lisa smiles.
For Spring/Summer 15, Steven Meisel shot 18 models for Prada's bold campaign. Bursting with vibrant printed furs and an array of bold accessories the Prada army was pretty powerful.
Channeling her inner model, Miley Cyrus took to high-fashion for 2014, unveiling a new collaboration with Marc Jacobs – not surprising after wearing one of his ensembles to the 2014 Met Gala. The Spring/Summer 14 campaign for the American fashion house was shot by David Sims and features the pop star sitting amongst a gloomy beach landscape.
For Spring/Summer 2014 Miu Miu picked the enigmatic actresses Elizabeth Olsen, Elle Fanning, Lupita Nyong'o and Bella Heathcote for its dynamic fashion campaign. Shot by husband and wife duo Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, the images showcased some of the film industry's finest on the fashion frontier.
A regular on the Mulberry fashion front, Cara Delevingne appeared in Mulberry's Spring/Summer 2014 campaign – after fronting the label's Autumn/Winter 2013 advertisements. Shot by Tim Walker, the images are quitessentially British as they were taken in Shotover House, an 18th century country mansion in Oxfordshire, UK, with a pretty tea party setting.
Shot in South Africa, by legendary fashion-photographer Peter Lindbergh, Louis Vuitton's Spring/Summer 14 campaign 'Spirit of Travel' was wild to say the least. With the stunning images featuring models Karen Elson, Edie Campbell, a variety of handbags and a giraffe.
Shot by Steven Klein, Gisele Bundchen sported a cropped cut slicked mane for Balenciaga's Spring/Summer 14 campaign. The dramatic images saw the Brazilian model wearing thigh-high patent boots against a backdrop of cracked mirrored surfaces. "This is how I see Gisele for Balenciaga; strong, powerful, mysterious and uncompromising," Balenciaga Creative Director Alexander Wang said of the campaign.
Kenzo's creative directors Carol Lim and Humberto Leon were inspired by the universe of David Lynch, for the label's Autumn/Winter 14 campaign, with the director even designing the set for the advertisements. The campaign, which starred models Guinevere Van Seenus and Robert McKinnon, also marked the third collaboration that Kenzo worked with Pierpaolo Ferrari and Micol Talso of Toilet Paper magazine.
After posing in a school bathroom for the American designer's ready-to-wear label, model Anna Ewers returned for Alexander Wang's Autumn/Winter 14 alongside fellow models Vanessa Moody, Kaitlin Aas, Kat Hessen and Lexi Boling. The pictures were shot by Steven Klein with Karl Templer acting as stylist for the ultra-cool set up.
Hans Silvester captured the beautiful French model Otilia Simon and some horses for the Hermès AW14 campaign. Wearing a Christophe Lemaire designed ensemble and an Oxer handbag, the campaign brings the luxury fashion house's rich equestrian history to life – reflecting the metamorphosis of Hermès products.
Shot by Karl Lagerfeld himself, the British supermodel brought out her boxing gloves for the house's Autumn/Winter 14 campaign as she posed in the Chanel ring. The ads feature Cara Delevingne draped in the French label's trademark pearl jewellery, tweed numbers and some boyish charm. The shots also feature young model Binx Walton.
Alber Elbaz kept it in the family for his AW14 campaign as supermodel Edie Campbell, her mother Sophie Hicks, father Roddy Campbell, sister Olympia and brother all featured in the new creative pictures. Lensed by Tim Walker with creative direction by House + Holme, the theme was inspired by the brand's 125th year anniversary and the iconic mother and daughter logo.
For AW15, the famed Italian label went back to its Italian roots, created under the helm of eccentric designer Jeremy Scott. The black-and-white images featured two of fashion's biggest names supermodel Linda Evangelista and Steven Meisel who shot the stunning campaign.
Shot by David Sims, Russian ballet icon Sergei Polunin was the model for Marc Jacobs menswear Autumn/Winter 14 campaign. The evocative images feature Polunin sporting the label's crisp menswear collection, from graphic tops and fuzzy jumpers to slick accessories.