Creativity, Sustainability, and Innovating Luxury With LVMH and Central Saint Martins Partnership

Creativity, Sustainability, and Innovating Luxury With LVMH and Central Saint Martins Partnership

 

Paris, 2017-May-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — On May 4, 2017 LVMH and Central Saint Martins announced a groundbreaking new partnership to promote creativity and identify cutting-edge solutions to drive  sustainability and innovation in luxury. Under the banner LVMH & Central Saint Martins “Sustainability & Innovation in Luxury | Fostering Creativity”, this new program is inspired by a shared desire to address the  many challenges facing the luxury industry.

After many years of academic and creative collaboration, LVMH is taking its relationship with Central Saint Martins to a new level in 2017, creating a new program with the renowned art and design school. The partnership will promote creativity, nurture young talents and identify disruptive solutions to address sustainable development and innovation in luxury. “We are very pleased to launch today such an inspiring program on sustainable innovation in luxury, fueled by our numerous and successful past collaborations and creative projects with Central Saint Martins,” said Chantal Gaemperle, Group Executive Vice President Human Resources and Synergies.

The inauguration of the LVMH & Central Saint Martins “Sustainability & Innovation in Luxury | Fostering Creativity” program on May 4th was marked by a full agenda of events at the London campus focused on students and their careers. Throughout the day students had a chance to learn more about LVMH and meet creative, business and human resources teams from 14 Maisons (Louis Vuitton, Christian Dior Couture, J.W Anderson, Céline, Emilio Pucci, Givenchy, Kenzo, Loewe, Loro Piana, Nicholas Kirkwood, Glenmorangie, Bulgari, Chaumet and Sephora). They discovered career opportunities and presented their portfolios. In addition to interviews for internships or job offers they attended workshops to give them a better understanding of the diverse universes at LVMH and its Maisons.

These meetings were followed by the introduction of Carole Collet, the new CSM LVMH Director of Sustainable Innovation, who will lead the collaboration between LVMH and CSM, developing a curriculum to embed sustainable innovation across disciplines and create ambitious projects with LVMH Maisons.

A round table discussed the vision for the future partnership with panelists including Toni Belloni, LVMH Group Managing Director, Chantal Gaemperle, LVMH EVP Human Resources and Synergies, Anne Smith, Dean of Academic Programs CSM and Carole Collet, the new program director. The panel moderator, Professor Jeremy Till, Head of CSM and Pro Vice-Chancellor UAL, said:  “Launching the new CSM LVMH partnership with an opportunity for students and Maisons to meet, is bound to result in some creative conversations and collisions around sustainable innovation in luxury.”

Four pillars of the LVMH & Central Saint Martins “Sustainability & Innovation in Luxury | Fostering Creativity” program:

– “Sustainability & Innovation” research fund and academic program;
– LVMH Grand Prix Scholarship  (five scholarships for talented students);
– Joint projects between LVMH Maisons and students / graduates;
– Recruitment and campus events.

Contact:

LVMH Moët Hennessy – Louis Vuitton
22, avenue Montaigne, 75008 Paris – France
Tel: +33 (0)1 44 13 22 22
Fax: +33 (0)1 44 13 22 23

Source: LVMH

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LVMH and Central Saint Martins: building on shared ambitions to grow and drive innovation

LVMH and Central Saint Martins: building on shared ambitions to grow and drive innovation

 

Paris, 2017-Feb-06 — /EPR Retail News/ — After a collaboration of six years, the LVMH group and Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London, announce a new decisive era for their partnership. A major investment by LVMH will intensify the scholarship programs and fund a groundbreaking sustainability and innovation programme. Its mission will be to combine imaginative ideas and creativity with the discovery of new holistic solutions that balance the needs of people, planet and business.

This global strategic agreement between the two institutions stems from past major initiatives, taking them to a whole new level and building on shared ambitions to enable the best talents to grow and to drive innovation. The sustainability and innovation programme shares this ideal. It combines disruptive thinking and sustainable practice to question the future of creativity and the challenges that our sectors face. The programme will enable knowledge exchange between LVMH teams, CSM students and representatives, and will deepen the already solid relationship between the Group and the college.

A new CSM LVMH Director of Sustainability and Innovation will be appointed to steer the relationship and enhance on-going curriculum development to embed sustainable innovation across disciplines at Central Saint Martins. Ambitious projects will be created in collaboration with LVMH Maisons, echoing the long-term commitment of the Group to find better solutions to the many challenges the luxury industry faces.

LVMH and Central Saint Martins have enjoyed a close relationship over many years, strengthened in 2011 with the creation of the three original Grand Prix LVMH Scholarships, and sponsorship of the LVMH Lecture Theatre, a versatile space hosting a wide range of thought provoking events and lectures. Over the years CSM LVMH collaborative projects have resulted in design proposals for a number of Maisons, including sustainability and innovation projects across all CSM disciplines.

“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 historical partnership and the LVMH Grand Prix Scholarships.” states Chantal Gaemperle, Group Executive Vice President Human Resources and Synergies.

Jeremy Till, Head of Central Saint Martins and Pro Vice-Chancellor of University of the Arts London, adds: “This exceptional commitment by LVMH to Central Saint Martins will enable the two partners to co-design a world leading programme, so allowing the talents of tomorrow to be immersed in issues of sustainability and innovation.”

Contact:

LVMH Moët Hennessy – Louis Vuitton
22, avenue Montaigne, 75008 Paris – France
Tel: +33 (0)1 44 13 22 22
Fax: +33 (0)1 44 13 22 23

Source: LVMH

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