This year the H+F Fashion Award goes to the American artist Charles LeDray (Seattle, 1960). As part of the prize, LeDray's existing project MENS SUITS will be shown in Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam until 10 January 2010. The H+F Fashion on the Edge Foundation awards the biennial prize for exceptional work by a designer or artist working at the cutting edge of fashion and art.
Author and art collector Han Nefkens’s H+F Fashion on the Edge programme is building up a collection of installations and works that explore the relationship between art and fashion. H+F Fashion on the Edge has been participating in the development of installations by Viktor & Rolf and Hussein Chalayan for their Paris shows since 2005. The first H+F Award went to Christophe Coppens in 2007 and resulted in the installation entitled No References, now on show in The Art of Fashion exhibition. In 2009 the foundation commissioned Viktor & Rolf, Walter Van Beirendonck, Anna Nicole Ziesche, Naomi Filmer and Hussein Chalayan to each make a special work for this exhibition, which will be running in the museum until 10 January 2010.H+F Fashion on the Edge Museum Boijmans van Beuningen