The Final Fantasy XIII-2 Prada images: reality vs fantasy

Prada and Square Enix have teamed up to produce images of the cast of Final Fantasy XIII-2 modelling Prada’s latest summer/spring collection for men, and the images will appear in the latest issue of Arena Homme+. There’s been a bit of a mixed reaction to the images. Some people think they look creepy and unnatural, some people are wondering whether they’re virtual heads and hands melded with the bodies of real humans… and so on. I’ve managed to hunt down images of the outfits being worn on the catwalk by real human beings. Take a look at the side-by-side comparison images and see what you think.

How much of the images are fantasy, and how much reality? I’d say most of the images are rendered by computers – the torsos don’t look natural enough to be real, the shirts look like accurate virtual representations rather than the real thing. The legs and trousers look pretty natural though, so either they’re real or just pretty convincing CGI. In any case, for all that the images look weird, I have to say that after looking at this collection more than I would have liked to have done, these clothes look less out of place on Final Fantasy characters than they do on actual people.

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