December 19, 2015 2:20 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Fourteen canvas by artist Suha Traboulsi in collaboration with Walid Raad appear for the first time in Document with permission of an anonymous collector.

Shaping the fashion world of the future with Delphine Arnault and the LVMH Prize.

December 2, 2015 9:08 am Published by Leave your thoughts

One of the most remarkable things about the LVMH Prize is that nothing is asked of the winners by LVMH—they want nothing in return. That Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, the biggest luxury goods conglomerate in the world, with its base of global operations in the historic fashion capital of Paris, simply wants to help young designers from all over the world by recognizing their talent is seen as something of a curve ball. There is no secret ‘hot housing’ scheme to find seedling designers that can be covertly planted at the leviathan luxury group at a later date; there is no requested hand-over of work that the group might find profitable to exploit—and there is certainly no nefarious mimicking of that work; there is no national bias for the choosing of winners with a potential for French flag-waving—the two main prize winners in the two years the competition has been running are Canadian and Portuguese respectively, with both labels based in and staging fashion shows in London. Instead—and this is perhaps so shocking in its straightforwardness—there is simply a desire that the winners do well with their fashion labels, no matter where that might take them.