I agree with the below sentiment in the WWD article. This guy will rise high, and thanks to Valentino, fast.
We had already seen a preview of Valentino's SS 2015 campaign here.
Valentino should also be commended for the cast of models they've been hiring lately. Model to be included in this campaign will be Maartje Verhoef, Grace Simmons, Hedvig Palm, Vanessa Moody, & Clémentine Deraedt.
Valentino’s creative directors Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli have tapped a relatively unknown photographer for their spring ad campaign: Michal Pudelka of Slovakia. The campaign is his first major international project and, in an interview with WWD, the designers underscored the importance of supporting a younger generation, also seen through the imminent opening of a sartorial school and the entry of new artisans at Valentino’s atelier in Rome’s Palazzo Mignanelli.
“We are happy with the opportunity to work with this photographer, a person of great talent,” Chiuri said. “Talent must be supported. He is not well known, but we were impressed by his images; you can see strength and fragility at the same time. His aesthetic taste is poetic, and he has a cinematographic vision. He is not informed on fashion, he has more of an artistic path and it’s interesting to see how he works, with preparatory sketches, as he draws the sets for the photos.”