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10 Fashion Ad Campaigns Improved by Pokémon

Because we know that the only thing you care about right now is catching yourself a Jigglypuff.
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Prada and Pokémon! Photo: pokexfashion.com

Prada and Pokémon! Photo: pokexfashion.com

We tend to stay pretty comfortably tucked into our fashion and beauty corner of the Internet, but it's time that we address the rapidly growing sensation that is Pokémon Go. At least one Fashionista staffer has grown feverishly obsessed with the mobile game, and our social feeds have become little more than obnoxiously long lists of Pokémon Go explainers, screenshots showing off recent catches, Craigslist ads for IRL Pokémon trainers (yes, this is a real thing that is happening), maps of hotspots that are teeming with rare specimens and tips on how to master gameplay. It's an epidemic, people.

Sadly, there's not much to say about this phenomenon in our particular space, unless you're looking for a market roundup of the best shoes to wear while playing to maximize efficiency and mobility, in which case, you're very out of luck. But the arrival of Pokémon Go did remind us to take a look back at one of our all-time favorite Tumblrs, aptly titled Pokémon and Fashion, which combines the world of high fashion and the game's adorable characters in a seamless (and genius) way. The brainchild of a Canadian stylist who's both a fashion and Pokémon enthusiast, the Tumblr took average ad campaigns from the likes of Gucci, Prada, Louis Vuitton and Chanel, and turned them into works of art, putting Pikachu and Jigglypuff alongside models Anna Ewers, Cara Delevingne, Lindsey Wixson and more. It's a delightful combo that will leave you scrolling through the entire archive.

The site hasn't been updated with new Poké-goodness for several months, but the collages still feel perfectly relevant. Read on for 10 of our favorite Pokémon and Fashion ad campaigns, and head to the source for many, many more pages of cuteness.

Mulberry, Spring/Summer 2012 by Tim Walker (Lindsey Wixson, Frida Gustavsson and Clefairy)

Alexander Wang Spring/Summer 2015 (Anna Ewers, Plusle, Minun, Togepi, and Wobbuffet)

Kenzo Fall/Winter 2014 (Jigglypuff)

Chanel Spring/Summer 2013 (Yumi Lambert, Ondria Hardin, Stella Tennant, Furret, Teddiursa and Meowth)

Louis Vuitton Fall/Winter 2015 (Ferndanda Ly and Slowpoke)

Prada Spring/Summer 2015 (Gemma Ward, Minccino and Cinccino)

Balmain Spring/Summer 2015 (Adriana Lima, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Crista Cober, Isabeli Fontana, Joan Smalls and Munchlax)

Dior Fall/Winter 2014 (Fei Fei Sun, Julia Nobis, Purrloin, Persian, Skitty and Glameow) 

Alexander Wang Spring/Summer 2014 (Anna Ewers, Pikachu and Togepi)

Dolce and Gabbana Fall/Winter 2014 (All of the models and Deerling)