H+F Fashion on the Edge, an initiative from Han Nefkens and José Teunissen in collaboration with Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, focuses on the edge of fashion and the visual arts. H+F Fashion on the Edge was set up in 2006 and has since invested in the development of dresses and installations by Viktor & Rolf, Hussein Chalayan and many others. As part of the H+F Collection, these pieces have been given to Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen on long-term loan.
The Han Nefkens Fashion Award
The H+F Fashion on the Edge Foundation awards a biennial prize for exceptional work by a designer working at the cutting edge of fashion and art. The new focus of this Han Nefkens Fashion Award
is finding interesting fashion designers from non-western and less well-known European countries. The prize includes 25.000 euro from which 15.000 euro is intended for a commissioned work to be presented at Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. The Han Nefkens Fashion Award was initiated in 2008. The first winner, the Belgian designer Christophe Coppens, developed the installation No Reference
in Platform 21 in Amsterdam. The second Han Nefkens Fashion Award winner, Charles LeDray, presented his installation Mens Suits
in Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in early 2010.