The Marine Serre Spring 2021 RTW collection film entitled ‘Amor Fati’ is an invitation to actively embrace all of life’s pleasures and adversities without judgement. The choice to create a film for this season’s collection reflects the exceptional circumstances that we are living in. The characters seamlessly mutate as they move through three symbolic environments – a laboratory, a natural landscape and an underground water-world – each charged with layered narratives and accumulative emotions.
Two chameleonic figures transition through these different worlds as their garments and appearances adapt to the situations they encounter. There are three associated ‘clans’: close-knit groups of people who both shape and support the central characters’ journey, as keepers of their fate. This transition reflects a human being’s mobility in real life, where one has the power to change their style or mode of being, to transform or to blend in, building personal narratives through the garments that they choose to wear.
This Marine Serre Spring 2021 RTW collection features sharp tailoring, boldly announced through a duo-colored ‘moon lozenge’ jacquard weave. Alongside the separates-based suiting range, biodegradable nylon and recycled moire serves as the base for hyper-functional, multi-pocketed utilitarian garments and iconic accessories in a mono- chrome palette. Intimate silhouettes are made of regenerated carpets in terracotta hues. Repurposed tailoring fabrics are granted a contemporary second life through sleek menswear pieces, while fiery red and jet-black athletic garments offer a wardrobe that enables free movement.
The palette shifts through optical knitwear in kaleidoscopic sapphire and cobalt blues. Sinuous forms are influenced by the organic world, with the brand’s classic regenerated denim updated through a laser engraving of the ‘moonfish skin’ pattern, which also appears in recycled jersey fabrics, creating a utopian augmented body. Follows a series of Red Line futuristic pieces, such as shield visor made of regenerated carpets, and the survival harness crinoline that consciously delimits the body space.