THE BLUE BIRD
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.
Renli expresses a sentimentality for the past through design. Her research is a combination of literature, nature and historical costume.
The fabrics for this season embody Mytyl and Tyltyl’s dreams with pretty light floral embossed dresses, layered with night gown-esque laced shirts and mesh underlays. The delicate embroidered motifs are inspired by the blue bird himself and have taken the form of winged florals exporting you to Renli’s dream like fantasy world.
The costumes of Maurice Maeterlick’s Bluebird play a big part of the Spring Summer collection. Gingham plaids, child like silhouettes and theatrical ruffled textures can be seen through out and carry Renli’s signature look of understated 19th century luxury.
May My Heart Be Open To Little Birds by E.E.Cummings
「 may my heart always be open to little
birds who are the secrets of living
whatever they sing is better than to know
and if men should not hear them men are old
may my mind stroll about hungry
and fearless and thirsty and supple
and even if it’s sunday may i be wrong
for whenever men are right they are not young
and may myself do nothing usefully
and love yourself so more than truly
there’s never been quite such a fool who could fail
pulling all the sky over him with one smile 」