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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Iconic ending to #LFW18 with @rqstudio’s stellar A/W collection of scarf prints and signature florals. The show-stopping pieces took centre stage and turned heads of everyone including the Queen. No, not Anna Wintour (even though she was the Queen’s FROW seatmate) Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II made her London Fashion Week debut to present @richardquinn1 with the inaugural Queen Elizabeth II award for British Design 👏🏽 A royal seal of approval indeed 💫 — @trishnarawr
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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This article originally appeared on Harper’s BAZAAR UK.