Final Fantasy Models
Why deal with model cat-fights backstage when you can just create you ideal Final Fantasy models with the help of a computer?
It’s every male cDs employee’s dream: video game characters making their way into the fashion industry. Prada’s Spring/Summer ’12 men’s collection will release in celebration of Final Fantasy’s 25th Anniversary and will feature Final Fantasy characters with an uncanny resemblance to real models. Square Enix’s partnership with Prada is the first collaboration between a fashion house and a video game developer; a collaboration that could prove detrimental to the modeling industry (though doubtful).
While this blending of technology and modeling is a fairly new phenomenon, we don’t see it COMPLETELY obliterating model careers; we’ll still need them to walk runways and pose in bikinis from time to time.