PROFILES : THE GRADUATE
By Crash redaction
Photo : Marine Serre and Juliet Merie wearing a look from the collection “A Radical Call for Love”.
On June 16, the LVMH Prize was awarded to young French designer Marine Serre. After graduating with an applied arts degree from La Cambre in Brussels, she landed a series of prestigious internships with Maison Martin Margiela, Christian Dior, and Alexander McQueen, where the Corrèze native built experience and nourished her perfectionist vision of the art of Haute Couture. In March, her latest internship with Balenciaga earned her a spot as a junior designer. But it was back in September 2016, at just twenty-four years of age, when the young talent released her second collection, “Radical Call for Love,” a follow-up to her first line, “15-21.”
Her immediate success caught the attention of Parisian concept store Broken Arm, which gave a crucial boost to her visibility and led to her selection for the Hyères Festival (where she won a grant from Galeries Lafayette), the ANDAM Prize, and the LVMH Prize. That honor was awarded to her by a jury composed of J.W Anderson from Loewe, Nicolas Ghesquière at the helm of Louis Vuitton, Karl Lagerfeld (Chanel, Fendi, Karl Lagarfeld), Phoebe Philo from Céline, and Humberto Leon and Carol Lim from Kenzo. Presented by American singer Rihanna, known for her strong commitment in favor of young designers, the award given by LVMH will allow Marine Serre to develop her brand over the next year. Her style offers a distinct symbiosis of sportswear and an ultra-feminine allure, with detailed finishes that complement a wildly seductive look.
Written by Saskia Maitrepierre.