Marine Serre Takes Home 2017 LMVH Prize for Young Designers


BY BRENNA O’DONNELL

Marine Serre and her self-titled clothing brand took home the grand prize of 300,000 euro (or 335,000 US dollars) and a year of mentoring by executives of LVMH when she won the 2017 LMVH Prize for Young Designers. Hosted by fashion conglomerate Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessey, about 1,000 entries are judged by a plethora of big names in fashion including Karl Lagerfeld of Fendi, Maria Grazia Chiuri of Dior, Nicolas Ghesquière, of Louis Vuitton, Jonathan Anderson of Loewe, Phoebe Philo of Céline, Hueberto Leon and Carol Lim of Kenzo, and Marc Jacobs. Serre was handed the prize by Rihanna.

Marine Serre is a young Belgian-French designer based out of Paris, and on her website her style is described as “an immoderate engagement with everyday life and its hybridity, and from there for ignoring conceptual boundaries — notably between modern cuts, codes, and techniques on the one hand, and in-depth savoir-faire and traditional fabrics and on the other. The result is a comfortable but profoundly future-oriented new mode in the broadest sense of the word.”

Marine Serre will be available for purchase in September 2017 in locations like Nordstrom SPACE, Dover Street Market in NYC, and Opening Ceremony. Her next collection will launch in January 2018.

Marine Serre, by Marine Serre  | Womenswear