Frère debuted their SS21 collection with an original film entitled Destined, starring Michael K. Williams and Ron J. Rock.
The film took place in NYC, opening up to classic shots of the city and the melodies from Jay Z’s song, “What More Can I Say.” Immediately, Destined reminds us of New York City’s glamour. Michael K. Williams plays a bachelor who is new to the city and Ron J. Rock plays his realtor and new friend. In the scene, Williams wears a green suite with a white button up and a printed tie. His realtor joins him for a drink in a similar look in burgundy. Throughout the film, we get to experience these clothes through the lenses of the characters.
Frère’s spring collection presents a “his and hers” collection of suits, exploring the masculine and the feminine in the cuts of the garments. The collection juxtaposes casual and formal by creating suits and a higher end bomber sweat suit in the same fabric. Women’s suits were in pastel prints and solids, while the men’s suits had darker masculine colors: blues, browns, greens and reds. This casual/formal combo reflects NYC style. Up or down goes well on the streets; one isn’t better than the other, however, they flow as one.
There is a scene when the realtor is getting dressed in his apartment and pulls out a Frère white button-up, a simple staple but an impactful center piece clearly made from high quality fabric. The film did a great job of allowing the viewers to feel the luxuriousness Frère offers. Zooming in on the details, bringing us to their world from the comfort of our home offices.
This year has been a rough one for sure but for ten sweet minutes, Frère helps to forget this tragic truth of how we have been impacted and remember the beauty of the city and how the clothes rule the streets.