Following the thread of last season, we continue with the story ‘The Blue Bird’ by Maurice Maeterlinck in 1908. For us, this season is a lot more theatrical. We delve deep into the fairy-tale-like scenes of the play, exploring Mytyl and Tyltyl’s dreams as they search for happiness.
One character that we have focused on this season is ‘Berylune’ the fairy of goodness. Inspired by her warm presence through-out the story, many of our lighter pieces are layered with white stockings, and have fairy-esque silhouettes. Berylune’s presence can also be seen within the winged floral embroidered collars and adorning the silk quilted bags. Further explorations of the Palace of Night lead us to the dark whimsical costumes of the play. We seek inspiration from local antique markets in London, in which Renli studies the detailed construction methods and finishes modernising them for our current day.