British fashion designer Richard Quinn was presented with the inaugural Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design on the final day of London Fashion Week by Her Majesty The Queen. After visiting LFW’s Designer Showrooms, Queen attended Quinn’s runway show, which is her first appearance at London Fashion Week.
The Award, initiated in recognition of the role the fashion industry plays in society and diplomacy, will be awarded annually, presented by a senior member of the Royal Family, to an emerging British fashion designer of womenswear, menswear, or accessories that shows exceptional talent and originality, whilst demonstrating value to the community and/or strong sustainable policies.
Richard Quinn was selected by British Fashion Council (BFC) Chief Executive Caroline Rush CBE and its Ambassador for Emerging Talent, Sarah Mower MBE based on the above criteria. Richard is a leading emerging fashion talent in the UK, recognised for his exceptional prints and has already been marked for success as part of the BFC’s NEWGEN talent identification and support scheme. Already selling to leading stores around the world, his ethos of collaboration goes beyond his design business which has seen collaborations with global stores such as Lane Crawford and Matches, into creating a print studio, offering high quality, price accessible services to students, his peer group of emerging designers and more recently offering sampling services to more established businesses such as Burberry and JW anderson. Richard is recognised for his exceptional prints and subversive spin on vintage styles and his Epson-equipped print studio also offers affordable print services to design students and other emerging designers. – from Richard Quinn
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