The Y-3 Fall/Winter 2014-15 campaign, captured by fashion photographer Cedric Buchet with creative direction by Lloyd & Co, visualizes Y-3’s examination of superhero vision for the season with two main characters, ”The hero and the villain.”
Superheroes might be the world’s only remaining hope. This is the message of a playful, surreal, and optimistic Y-3 collection and its subsequent marketing materials that examine the tension of good vs. evil. This dichotomy of opposing forces is the underpinning of this season’s story, creating a powerful, visible energy that resonates in the movements of the characters through fight-inspired scenes. This struggle is most strongly demonstrated in the corresponding Fall/Winter 2014-15 campaign video where the conflict truly comes to life. The characters slowly emerge from the haze of smoke to face-off against one another in the ultimate battle to find “Justice for All”.
Watch the video below:
The core of the campaign focuses on graphic color, daring patterns, and an illustrative palette, all adopted from the theme of Japanese Manga, a source of inspiration for Y-3’s graphic and bold Fall/Winter 2014-15 collection. The vivid primary color codes borrowed from the looks – along with halftone pattern treatments – stem directly from this comic book inspired theme. Line screen dot treatments applied over campaign imagery seamlessly blend in and out over the characters, giving the sensation that our two opponents could leap out of the artwork and into reality at any moment.
Director of Photography / Editor: Bill Stepanoski / Styling: Jodie Barnes / Hair and Make-Up Artists: Holli Smith and Adrien Pinault / Models: Adam Butcher and Katya Riabinkina