5 Things You Need To Know About Richard Quinn

The London Fashion Week designer just made history by having Queen Elizabeth on his front row

RICHARD QUINN

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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 only one to have Her Majesty the Queen on his front row.

1. He is a Central Saint Martins graduate

Quinn established his namesake label in 2016, after graduating from Central Saint Martins with the Fashion MA. He specialises in womenswear and textiles and has been praised for his bold use of print.

2. He is the first recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Award 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”.

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3. 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 £149.

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4. 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 textile workshops.

5. 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 Award. It was, of course, filled head-to-toe with prints.

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RICHARD QUINN

The designer receiving the first-ever Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design from Queen Elizabeth. Photo: Getty

This article originally appeared on Harper’s BAZAAR UK.

 

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