As much as RPG fans love the characters of the Final Fantasy universe, few would argue that any of them have much fashion sense. (See here, here, and here.)

Despite their penchant for belt buckles and open vests, the cast of Final Fantasy XIII-2 has managed to break into the modelling game, showing off the Prada's summer 2012 collection in the latest issue of Arena Homme+.

“Our Spring issue focuses on a world of direction and escapism, and having a visually stunning video game franchise such as Final Fantasy work alongside us and a leading fashion brand like Prada to create something so unique is incredible,” said editor Max Pearmain. “I've always been interested by the power of video games and their place in society, and the amount of work that's gone into this project blows my mind. We're incredibly pleased with the result.”

Final Fantasy XIII-2 has focused a lot on costume changes post-release, adding in-game outfits from Mass Effect 3 and Assassin's Creed: Revelations. No amount of in-game costuming could ever compare to some like this, though.

Final Fantasy XIII-2 producer Yoshinori Kitase said: “The Final Fantasy series is known for its creativity and innovation; so working with Prada, a renowned fashion house with such beautiful clothing, was a very exciting opportunity. The images we have been able to create together are vibrant and unique.”

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[Via Square-Enix]