Marine Serre Fall Winter 2023 – 2024 at Paris Men’s Fashion Week

Marine Serre Fall Winter 2023 – 2024 at Paris Men’s Fashion Week Present RISING SHELTER

Marine Serre Fall Winter 2023 – 2024 presentation of the Marine Serre’s latest collection, set under the impressive soaring volumes of the Grande Halle de La Villette, may rely on a poetic, almost mystical, ambiance—but the message of the show could not be more clear.

This set pulls together a handful of recognizable signs and symbols. As the sun streaks across the space, how can we fail to think about the ever-quickening timeline on which we find ourselves trapped, forced to maintain the unsustainable rhythms of our daily lives that separate us from both ourselves and others?

Those disconnections have, of course, precipitated today’s equally rapid acceleration to climate disaster, which now seems to have been dialed up to an out-of-control setting. 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.

But step back and take in the whole picture. For just as we can imagine present and future tragedies, we can also envision reasons for optimism. We all know that whenever something goes wrong, there are always those courageous souls who are willing to step up and face reality. For possibilities and predictions need not always translate into inevitabilities. Within this set’s scale model of a future dystopia, perhaps we could also imagine that today’s guests, huddled closely together inside this refuge of tomorrow—our rising shelter—might actually join forces to fight together, engaged and allied in a push for an improved society.

Marine Serre believes that exploring alternative outlooks and visions will transform the fashion industry. That’s one of the reasons why this show has been thrown open to all, with more than half of the guests given free admission—for we know that outside voices can only help to strengthen the forces pushing for needed rebellion, meaningful changes and ultimately, fundamental transformations. Setting off that strong chain reaction could create and transmit indispensable hope to present and future generations.

Each of the five families that form today’s Rising Shelter collection ( Marine Serre Fall Winter 2023 – 2024) 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. Since it’s estimated that each “earth-friendly” cotton tote actually needs to be used 20,000 times to offset its overall impact of production—or, roughly, 54 years of daily use—perhaps this offering of elongated casual and often unisex designs (bowling shirts, coats, trucker jackets, skirts and overshirts) may inspire us to think of alternative uses for this now over- abundant resource.

The runway then places the spotlight on the Marine Serre’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. A softer tone of voice is clearly evident for this season, with jeans embellished with a faded take on the familiar house moon, tee designs turning to dawn-and dusk-inspired tones, and, overall, a more elongated and refined silhouette seen across the collection.

The Marine Serre’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. Somehow, grandma’s favorite living-room fabrics have been unexpectedly reborn, making for the most modern of offerings.

They are followed by a very feminine grouping of black tailoring designs accentuated with contrasting top stitches. Finally, the layered floral patterns and acid-green tones of the sensual repurposed silk scarf designs help wrap up the show with a needed focus on rebirth and nature.

This hope of transformation, of course, depends on each of us doing our part. And that’s why MARINE SERRE continues to make every effort to form part of the solution—all elements of today’s show, for example, rely on found elements and the eight-meter tall towers of abandoned textiles are destined to provide the raw materials of future house designs. Setting imagination and creation at the service of transformation is key—each of us holds the power to help slow down the present accelerated timeline.

All images Marine Serre Fall Winter 2023 – 2024 by Marine Serre

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Look 1 – Anne Catherie Lacroix

Look 2 – Marie Sophie Wilson

Look 3 – Christina Kruse

Look 4 – Yoonmi Sun

Look 5 – Kelegh Moutome

Look 6 – Melrhone Galantine

Look 7 – Marianna Yaremchuk

Look 8 – Virgile Elana

Look 9 – Erik Van Gils

Look 10 – Kristina De Coninck

Look 11 – Birte Carolin Von Knoblauch

Look 12 – Hye seon Joung

Look 13 – Caroline Issa

Look 14 – Mouhameth N’Diaye

Look 15 – Marie Metais

Look 16 – Rouguy Faye

Look 17 – Vincent Lacrocq

Look 18 – Carmen Fernandez

Look 19 – Marion Massat

Look 20 – Yseult

Look 21 – Ninel Khomiak

Look 22 – Ajuma Nasenyana

Look 23 – Aida Guillaume

Look 24 – Aicha Guillaume

Look 25 – Lauren Frederick

Look 26 – Will Chalker

Look 27 – Erin Watson

Look 28 – Amalia Vairelli

Look 29 – Ariish Wol

Look 30 – Kina Vandevelde

Look 31 – Hannelore Knuts

Look 32 – Mark Vanderloo

Look 33 – Heather Kemesky

Look 34 – Roos Van Bosstraeten

Look 35 – Alpha Dia

Look 36 – Cherif Douamba

Look 37 – François Delacroix

Look 38 – Mao Xiaoxing

Look 39 – Renda Gaia

Look 40 – Taemin Park

Look 41 – Rishi Robin

Look 42 – Turgay Cakli

Look 43 – Stephanie Quezada

Look 44 – Waris Dirie

Look 45 – Juliette Merie

Look 46 – Tessa Dixson

Look 47 – Andrea Bai

Look 48 – Lou Schaud

Look 49 – Magdalena Pudlarz

Look 50 – Akuol Deng

Look 51 – Kit Buttler

Look 52 – Lily Sumner

Look 53 – Ayuol Manyok

Look 54 – Lily Mc Menamy

Look 55 – Klara Boscic

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