In 2017 the partnership between LVMH and Central Saint Martins was taken to a new level with the appointment of Professor Carole Collet as the first CSM LVMH Director of Sustainability and Innovation.
The occasion was marked with an event in May which brought representatives from 14 Maisons to the College to meet with students and staff, share stories and celebrate the many collaborations and connections between the two institutions.
CSM and LVMH have enjoyed a close relationship over many years, strengthened in 2011 with the creation of the three Grand Prix LVMH Scholarships and sponsorship of the LVMH Lecture Theatre, a versatile space hosting a wide range of thought provoking events and lectures.
This new phase of the partnership sees the number of LVMH scholarships nearly double and collaborations between LVMH Maisons and courses at Central Saint Martins supported to bring students of all disciplines together with industry to tackle the issues facing luxury, fashion and beyond.
"The LVMH group is very excited to launch this unique sustainability and innovation programme with Central Saint Martins: a step further in our support of tomorrow’s talents, reinforcing this historic partnership and the LVMH Grand Prix Scholarships."
Chantal Gaemperle, Group Executive Vice President Human Resources and Synergies
LVMH Partnership Stories
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.
Designing with Conversation
We talk to recent graduates exhibiting in Designing in Turbulent Times at the Lethaby Gallery. The designers here exploit creative tools to provoke or inform conversation