Last week, Marine Serre who graduated in June 2016 from the school of La Cambre in Brussels and who previously interned at Maison Martin Margiela and Christian Dior -working closely with Raf Simons – amongst other roles, was awarded the LVMH Prize. She also works with Balenciaga’s artistic director Demna Gvasalia.
For this 4th edition of the LVMH Prize, she was selected among eight finalists by a jury made of Karl Lagerfeld, Nicolas Ghesquière (Louis Vuitton), Maria Grazia Chiuri (Dior), Jonathan Anderson (Loewe), Carol Lim and Humberto Leon Kenzo), Phoebe Philo (Céline), and Delphine Arnault, deputy general manager of Louis Vuitton.
The talented young designer, was also one of the finalists of the Hyères Fashion Festival in April and the Andam Prize (to be awarded on 30 June).
She succeeds British Grace Wales Bonner, winner in 2016, the Portuguese duo Marta Marques and Paulo Almeida (2015) and the Canadian Thomas Tait (2014).
The jury also awarded a special prize to the Japanese Kozaburo Akasaka.