In this fifth episode of Creative Conversations, Suzy is joined by the young dynamic designer, Marine Serre.
Marine’s second-ever collection, A Radical Call for Love, created for her own label for Autumn/Winter 2017, was designed in the wake of the Paris and Brussels attacks while she was working at Balenciaga, and featured what would become Marine's signature: a crescent-moon motif.
This led to Marine winning the prestigious 2017 LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers. Rihanna presented her with the award, while Karl Lagerfeld championed her work and became her mentor. This young French woman, raised in rural France, was trained at a Belgian fashion school and can be seen as a fashion prophet. She seems to have seen the future and expressed it in clothes. Only a fashion prophet could have shown a collection that included images of flames before the Australian bush fires, and masked the faces of her models before the world knew of the Covid-19 pandemic. It has been a tumultuous ride for the designer’s small team, but with her use of regenerated materials, the upcycling skills she inherited from her grandfather at his “brocante” (flea market) and the support of Lagerfeld as well as Adrian Joffe of Dover Street Market, Marine has achieved a cult following.
Produced by Natasha Cowan.
Edited by Tim Thornton.
Music by @joergzuber.
Graphics by Paul Wallis.
Production Assistance by Lauren Sweeting.
Support for the Creative Conversations podcast comes from the Condé Nast Luxury Conference.
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