Utilizing a diverse range of found materials,
Marine Serre’s Spring/Summer 2019 collection introduces new designs that preserve
the brand’s aesthetic integrity without denying the origin of the repurposed fabrics. Choosing to define her practice as ‘up cycling,'
Serre draws attention to the importance of managing a brand that is self-critical and hyper-aware of the need for sustainability within the fashion industry.
The collection transforms prototypical silhouettes by constructing garments out of fabrics traditionally used in outerwear,
allowing the pieces to perform both a utilitarian and stylistic purpose. Skin-tight leggings and long-sleeve shirts conceal more than half of the skin,
offering protection from solar radiation. Midi dresses are embellished with cargo pockets,
creating a logic of repetition that emphasizes the importance of combative clothing.
Visually, the clothing possesses ominous qualities,
subtly alluding to ideas of mutation and adaptation within