Spring Summer 2020 for Renli Su unfolds a journey of a dream in search of the Blue Bird of Happiness. The collection is based on the Play ’The Blue Bird’ by the Belgian playwright and poet Maurice Maeterlick in 1908.
The story is about two children of a carpenter, Mytyl and Tyltyl, and their journey to find the blue bird of happiness to help their neighbour’s daughter. They were accompanied by Berylune and spirits of the household elements; fire, water, light, brad, sugar and milk, as well as their pet cat and dog. In their dreams they search through the Palace of Night, The Land of Memories, Palace of Happiness and the Kingdom of Future and eventually awoke and found the blue bird is right inside the cage next to where they sleep.
The story encourages people to look at their surrounding with positivity and faith, the realisation is that happiness is in everyday life. Taking that concept in mind, Renli explores the romantic journey in the children’s dream, looking through their eyes to their encounters in the 20SS collection.
Photography: Marlen Keller
Styling: Julie Velut
Hair: Phebe Wu
Make-up: Mee Kee Song