Just when you thought you couldn't stand being home for the holidays with your brother any longer, here's something you can bond over: Louis Vuitton's new spring/summer 16 ad campaign stars Lightning, the rosy-locked recurring character in the Final Fantasy series. She's hot, has pink hair, and knows what to do with a samurai sword — and she looks flawless in perforated leather capelets and metallic sheaths by Nicolas Ghesquière. The designer posted images and a video from the upcoming "Series 4" campaign — created in collaboration with the game's developer, Square Enix, and designer Tetsuya Nomura — on his Instagram account.
As Quartz points out, this is not the first time Lightning has taken a break from her career as a professional quester to model some nice clothes. In between searching for her lost sister, Serah, protecting the goddess Etro, and saving the world from impending apocalypse, Lightning sported a silk paisley look from Prada's spring/summer 12 collection in the pages of Arena Homme+.
Ghesquière, for his part, has a long-running obsession with digital technology and sci-fi. And his spring/summer 16 show was his most cyber to date: it featured Oculus Rift goggles, references to Minecraft and manga, and armor-like plating not dissimilar from Lightning's usual warrior getup. He also has a thing for pink hair. See: his muse and Vuitton runway mainstay Fernanda Ly.
Text Alice Newell-Hanson