Parisian designer Marine Serre presented her Spring Summer 2021 collection Amor Fati during the ongoing Paris Fashion Week. This season the designer opted for a short film format realized in collaboration with the directors Sacha Barbin and Ryan Doubiago, and the composer Pierre Rousseau, featuring the Iranian-Dutch singer Sevdaliza and the French artist Juliet Merie.
Named Amor Fati (love of fate), the film is financed with Serre’s ANDAM Award prize money (€200,000), and reflects the exceptional circumstances that we are living in.
The film invites the public to actively embrace all of life’s pleasures and adversities without judgement. The urgent need for change and adaptation is explored through the cyclical visual narrative of the film, where 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.
With this collection Serre stays true to her sustainable approach using 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 color palette shifts through optical knitwear in kaleidoscopic sapphire and cobalt blues. The silhouettes are influenced by the organic world, featuring futuristic pieces, such as shield visor made of regenerated carpets, and the survival harness crinoline that consciously delimits the body space.
For the Spring Summer 2021 MARINE SERRE has collaborated on footwear with Jimmy Choo.