RICHARD QUINN

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If you’ve managed to keep up with the news cycle these past few days in London, you know that the U.K.’s political system seems to be hanging by a thread. With the country on the brink of a no-deal Brexit and the possibility of an ly general election on the horizon as well, Britain’s place in the world has never been more unstable. At Richard Quinn’s show this evening, that troubling dissonance was instantly soothed by the sound of the Philharmonia Orchestra and the Bach Choir. Quinn clearly understands the healing power of music—his shows have played host to a number of life-affirming musical performances in the past, including one by British singer Freya Ridings. But more than that, he believes the runway should uplift and inspire. “A fashion sanctuary, where we can all come and celebrate,” was how he put it in the show notes.

There is no denying the allure of his escapist vision. Quinn’s clothes conjure a couture fantasy, with unabashedly extravagant shapes and lavish embellishments. This season the look veered between thigh-grazing confectionary frocks and a more dramatic voluminous silhouette that tumbled to the ground and swept the floor. The floral cocktail dresses of last season were even frothier this time around, bold in the shoulder and replete with handfuls of bows along the sleeves. If that sexy, legs-for-days line evoked frivolity, then the longer, grander gowns readdressed the balance. Though wiped clean of his signature floral prints, the yellow silk charmeuse number sculpted into the shape of a rose across the chest seemed to perfectly exemplify Quinn’s maximalist aesthetic.ear

Quinn has a history of anonymous castings; more often than not, a model’s identity is obscured by a swath of print fabric to match her outfit. He did away with the masks for Spring. Save for the cropped curly wigs, there was nothing to disguise the women on his runway. It was a good thing too, given the cross-generational lineup that included ’90s runway stars such as Jacquetta Wheeler and Erin O’Connor, who looked especially striking in a long, billowing rose-print dress with balloon sleeves.

Undoubtedly the most adorable models to walk the runway in the label’s two-year history were the little schoolgirls dressed in matching marabou-feather hoods and pink and white painterly floral dresses. Quinn’s fantastic surprise finale featured a stunning tableau of exquisite crystal-studded bridal looks in the mold of his eveningwear. It was every little (and big!) girl’s dream come true and the fairy-tale ending that London Fashion Week needed.
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London-based designer known for his impressive printwork and flair for standout, dramatic silhouettes was a former intern for Dior as well as Richard James on Saville Row, the 28 year old graduated with a B.A from Central Saint Martins. He quickly followed with an M.A at the school sponsored by the Stella McCartney Foundation.
In 2016 Quinn launched his bold collections with innovative use of prints specializing in womenwear and textile all made in house.
His design studio based in Peckham where he was raised has an open door policy where they offer digital and screen-print services to young designers in the industry as well as print and textile workshops.

Since then Quinn is the very first recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design.
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London born designer Richard Quinn established his eponymous label in 2016, upon graduating the Fashion MA at Central Saint Martins.

Specialising in womenswear and textiles, his collections are bold and emotive creating a forward thinking unafraid vision. Richard creates garments with attention to innovative fabrications, focusing on his ability to combine unique handcrafted skill, with a refined high fashion sensibility.

Since graduating, Richard was awarded the H&M Design Award 2017 and launched his own open access print studio in South London, where he created and prints his eye-catching designs. Richard Quinn was honoured by Her Majesty the Queen in February 2018 when the designer was presented with the inaugural Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design to emerging British fashion designer Richard Quinn. It was based on the Quinn’s originality and value to the community by offering affordable print services to students and emerging designers such as Burberry and JW Anderson that he was selected by British Fashion Council (BFC) Chief Executive Caroline Rush CBE and its Ambassador for Emerging Talent, Sarah Mower MBE for the award. Most recently, Richard received the Award for British Emerging Talent in Womenswear at the Fashion Awards 2018.

The vibrant collections have been worn by the likes of Amal Clooney, Lady Gaga, Beyoncé, Naomi Watts and most recently Lily Aldridge at the MET Gala to name a few.