MARINE SERRE PRESENTS ITS NEW “RISING SHELTER” COLLECTION, A MYSTICAL CALL FOR CHANGE
The message of the new MARINE SERRE show, set under the impressive soaring volumes of the Grande Halle de La Villette, could not be clearer.
At the center of the stage, a trio of oppressively high towers, constructed of tightly compressed abandoned clothing, echo our own absurd destruction of this planet. La Maison believes that exploring alternative perspectives and visions will transform the fashion industry. This is one of the reasons why this show has been open to 1000 people for free: the belief in a fundamental transformation provided by a collective movement, led by outside voices.
Each of the five families that form the Rising Shelter collection builds upon those linked themes of engagement, rebellion and transformation.
The first grouping is crafted from a small selection drawn from the overwhelming number of cream, white and beige tote bags that now overwhelm our universe. A poetic way to invite us to think of alternative uses.
The runway then places the spotlight on the house’s familiar archetypes—with new offerings created from recovered grey and black denim, household linens, tees and leather, as well as MARINE SERRE’s now-iconic moiré, with shimmering designs crafted from yarns created from recycled fishing lines and nets. Distinctive rebellious motocross colors and patterns have been repurposed into leather accessories and couture creations.
The house’s collection of elegant designs begins with a grouping of signature fluffy knit designs, with their playful coquettish spirit.
Next, the MARINE SERRE team adapts an array of deadstock fabrics more commonly spotted inside highly ornamented interiors (including patterned tapestries, jacquards, and brocades), transforming them into body-skimming patchworks that rely on orange lines to delineate and accentuate curves, creating complex-yet-minimal silhouettes.