MILAN — Alberta Ferretti has for the first time worked with Tim Walker, who photographed the Italian designer’s advertising campaign for fall.
Walker photographed Kiki Willems, Lexi Boling and Lineisy Montero in London’s Padbury Studio in April. The shoot was styled by Carine Roitfeld.
The eight rarefied and sleek images emphasize the romantic designs Ferretti presented for fall, a collection the designer described as a “romantic and sensorial voyage among the beauties of Venice.”
Ferretti defined Walker “a modern poet of photography” and said that, with his “sophisticated and magic aesthetic, he succeeded in making the eight images iconic and atemporal.”
The campaign will bow in July.
The company credited Malcolm Edwards for hair and Sam Bryant for makeup.
For spring, Ferretti had worked with Steven Meisel.
Walker is known for his extravagant, artistic images that often encompass elements of the natural world. As reported, the British photographer is shooting the 2018 Pirelli calendar.
Walker has taken photos for Vogue, W Magazine and Love, and staged his first major exhibition at the Design Museum, London in 2008, which coincided with the publication of his book “Pictures.” In 2010 Walker’s first short film, “The Lost Explorer,” premiered at Locarno Film Festival in Switzerland and went on to win best short film at the Chicago United Film Festival in 2011.
In 2012, Walker’s “Storyteller” photographic exhibition opened at Somerset House, London. That same year, he received an Honorary Fellowship from the Royal Photographic Society, and the Victoria & Albert Museum and the National Portrait Gallery in London both have Walker’s photographs in their permanent collections.
In a 2013 collaboration with Lawrence Mynott and Kit Hesketh-Harvey, he also released “The Granny Alphabet,” a collection of portraiture and illustration celebrating grandmothers.
The Alberta Ferretti brand is owned by Italian fashion group Aeffe SpA, which is listed on the Star segment of the Italian market, and also controls the Moschino brand, designed by Jeremy Scott; the Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini and Pollini labels, and produces and distributes collections for Cédric Charlier and Jeremy Scott.
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