In 2021 our partnership with the luxury group LVMH entered a new 5 year phase under the name Maison/0, the Central Saint Martins-LVMH creative platform for regenerative luxury. Maison/0 is named in recognition of the historical and cultural significance of LVMH's 'Maisons' (Houses), with 0 symbolising the need to reset our creative practices to explore radical and creative models for a regenerative future.
Our partnership is committed to leveraging the agency of creativity and education to help regenerate our climate and biodiversity and to empower emerging talents to design a better future. We do this through 5 key areas: research and development; disruptive curriculum development, student and graduate projects (the 'Challenge Fund'); scholarships and awards.
Maison/0 for regenerative luxury
For Earth Day 2021 we celebrated the next phase of our partnership with a special digital event featuring high-profile speakers from both partner organisations, including: Stella McCartney; Chantal Gaemperle (EVP Human Resources and Synergies, LVMH); Antoine Arnault (Image and Environment, LVMH); Jeremy Till (Head of Central Saint Martins); Alexandre Capelli (LVMH Group Environment Deputy Director) and Prof Carole Collet (Director of Maison/0) alongside Central Saint Martins students and graduates.
LVMH Partnership stories
BA Fashion 2020
Today, our final-year BA Fashion students shared their graduating work with the world through the course's first ever digital-only launch.
The White Show
At the British Fashion Council Fashion Awards, our first-year BA Fashion students presented their annual White Show
Designing with Biodiversity
On show in Designing in Turbulent Times at the Lethaby Gallery, Olivia Page's Recipes of North Portugal proposes new processes and materials to incorporate industrial and bio-based waste in construction
What does a sustainable material revolution look like? Billie Coxhead, Co-ordinator of the Materials and Products Collection, talks through some recent acquisitions from algae blooms and bacteria to abattoir waste.