By Eromosele Patrick Eidusi
The London Fashion week designer just made history by having Queen Elizabeth on his front row.
Richard Quinn is a London Fashion Week designer and the very first recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design. His bold collections and innovative use of prints have given led him to huge success since he launched his eponymous label in 2016.
Here’s everything you need to know about London Fashion Week’s most exciting new designer – and currently the one to have her Majesty the queen on his front row.
- He is a Central Saint Martin’s graduate.
Quinn established his namesake label in 2016, after graduating from Central Saint Martins with the Fashion MA. He specializes in womenswear and textiles and has been praised for his bold use of print.
- He is the first recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Awards for British Design
Quinn is the first designer to be presented with the prestigious award which will now be awarded annually to an emerging fashion designer who “shows talent and originality, while demonstrating value to the community and/or sustainable policies.”
- He is launching a high street collection this year.
If you want to get your hands on some affordable pieces designed by Quinn, then you are in luck as he has collaborated with Debenhams for a collection that will launch this May, with prices ranging from 69 to 147 euro.
- His studio is based in Peckham
Raised in South East London, the designer has kept to his roots by opening his design studio in peckham, where he helps to give youngsters a boost by having an open-door policy to his studio. They offer digital and screen-print services to young designers in the industry as well as print and textiles workshops.
- He won the 2017 H&M Design Award
The Debenhams collection does not mark his first foray into the high street. Quinn collaborated with H&M on a collection last September after winning the H&M Design Awards. It was, of course, filled head-to-toe with prints.
Source: Harpers BAZAAR.
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