Backstage with Sonny Vandevelde at Marine Serre – An Elevated Lifestyle Imagined in Olympic Glory at a State of Soul SS’23 | Text by Nafiseh Soolari

Dear Shaded Viewers,

The symbolic crescent moon shines bright tonight as she opens the olympic games—

The flag of house of Marine Serre makes its way down the track field,

Athletes donning finely tailored athletic wear with the crescent moon emblazoned stride by, 

You feel strength and presence in the way the pieces carry their bodies,

Athletic wear gives way to athleisure and leisurewear for all ages and bodies,

Mixing textiles is the beauty of her ways, and you see it embellished with belted chains and paperboy caps,

Crescent moon earrings and hair pins, scarves daintily hanging from earrings,

Black sneakers with white crescent moons, ball bags with chains,

Tiny notes of nature growing out of the clothes,

It’s almost like you can see Paris Hilton wearing the pink visor outfit walking her dog,

Then you see the complete denim patchwork paring,

A magnificent patchwork coat makes its way past,

And you feel the rise of nostalgia lend its warmth to your heart,

Creating ensembles reminiscent of the Y2K era,

We’ve reached the finish line, the show is its own win, with every look raising the stakes higher.

Let us celebrate this win for Marine Serre, a collection that understands every way of life needs fashion and details, its the choice to have a lifestyle in fashion, Marine Serre fashion.

Let there be a feast, we’re ready with our pink visors for SS’23.


Nafiseh Soolari 

Nafiseh Soolari

Nafiseh Soolari is a creative consultant, writer and photographer— "I love translating the beauty I see in all the moments around me, people, places, things; and I aspire to share my vision: to create a single moment for me and you to connect and realize what this amazing world has to offer..."