PFW: Marine Serre’s sustainable future

Marine Serre

Marine Serre AW18

Paris Fashion Week: Marine Serre

The concept of the future is on the minds of many this season, as designers traverse the social, political and environmental state of the world.  Young designer, Marine Serre used her third collection to address the fast-pace of the fashion industry, aptly naming her third collection, “Manic Soul Machine.”

Upcycling was core to her process, with Serre stock-piling vintage scarves to rework across a range of covetable asymmetric skirts, dresses and wrap-around bralets, paired with scuba-tops branded, “Futurewear”. 

Ideas around protection were translated into utility outerwear, updated in dissected denim or khaki – equipped with outer-pockets for iPhone’s, lipstick and water bottles – all the essentials for a fashion apocalypse!

You could see the influence of Serre’s time at Balenciaga – and since going it alone, she’s scooped the prestigious LVMH prize for young designers – which raises the question – could Marine Serre be the most exciting young designer to come out of Paris since Demna Gvasalia? – Anna Ross

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