For Marine Serre fashion is about self expression.

The up-and-coming French designer has a passion for artisanal and luxury design, interning at Maison Martin Margiela and Christian Dior.

Currently studying at the prestigious La Cambre Mode(s) Belgian Fashion Design School we caught up with fashion's rising star to talk design, inspiration and the allure of fashion.

How did you become involved in fashion design? Well, as a young girl I liked to dress and mix all kind of clothes of my mother, father and grandmother!

What materials do you most like to work with? I like a lot of different materials but, if I have to choose: perhaps a good quality cotton.

How does your geographical location influence your aesthetic? By living in Belgium — Brussels in particular — I have developed an open-minded vision of fashion inspired by the many different people I have met. There are no rules here, or perhaps better: there is an abundant multitude of many different ones.

What’s been your greatest professional achievement to date? I think my greatest achievement so far has been my last collection: "Radical Call For Love."

What’s one thing people would never guess about you? That I am actually a really sweet person.