We asked Ackermann to tell us about the people and things that have most influenced him over the years—and now.
With the fashion world fixated on Raf Simons’s next move, the man
of the moment tells Alice Rawsthorn about his aesthetic obsessions.
The Ghanaian home of artists Carsten Höller and Marcel Odenbach goes
Hermès has plenty to celebrate these days: a new women’s wear designer,
the opening of a Paris flagship, and a furniture line. But, as Alice
Rawsthorn discovers, the quintessentially French maison also faces some
of the stiffest challenges in its long history.
Balenciaga’s Nicolas Ghesquière is one of only a handful of designers
with the power to push fashion in new directions. Alice Rawsthorn meets
With his appointment as Director of London’s Tate Modern, Chris Dercon
joins the establishment
he once challenged. Alice Rawsthorn meets the
art world’s newest power player.
Alessandro Mendini is best known for his dizzying colors and gaudy
motifs. But as a new museum show proves, his work is about far more than
fun and games. Alice Rawsthorn catches up with the design maestro.