The label is ceasing operations immediately while co-founders Shayne Oliver and Leilah Weinraub focus on their careers, at Helmut Lang and in filmmaking, respectively. The duration of the hiatus was not disclosed.
Oliver will create a special collection with Helmut Lang that will debut in September 2017. In addition, Helmut Lang appointed Isabella Burley as editor-in-residence and announced the departure of Alexandre Plokhov.
The inaugural edition of the LVMH Prize has crowned its winner: Thomas Tait, the Canadian womenswear designer based in London. Two other special prizes were awarded to Hood By Air from New York and Miuniku from Bombay.