A cinematic context, a language of film, a mystery to be solved, a narrator reading words that the images bring to life: the Prada 2020 Holiday campaign is photographed by Steven Meisel and based on an original short story conceived and written by the best-selling author Candice Carty-Williams.

Each image, like film noir stills, proposes a new panorama – like fragments of a story, about to unfold. Cinema suggests shifting focus and points of emphasis: here, details of Prada accessories are pulled into macro-scale. Like plot-points, or clues to an unknown mystery, they dominate the frame, drawing attention – before Meisel’s lens, they become characters in themselves. Heroes and heroines, protagonists and antagonists. A play between the still and the animated, this campaign – and these Prada accessories – explore emotion, intrigue, attraction and, ultimately, desire.