Tuesday, 19 September 2017

H&M Design Award 2017 winner Richard Quinn presents his capsule collection

Richard Quinn, a graduate of Central St Martins, winner of the H & M Design Award 2017, launches a collection that combines couture designs with 60s original shapes and silhouettes. The capsule collection, produced in collaboration with H&M, will be available on October 5th online at hm.com and in London at the Oxford Circus flagship store.

"Richard's collection is a fabulous cocktail of creativity, technical perfection, and ethical thinking, three elements that lead to gorgeous and avant-garde heads, but within the reach of a wide audience," says Ann-Sofie Johansson, Creative Advisor at H&M and president of the jury of the H&M Design Award.

Prints from head to toe, exaggerated silhouettes and rebel spirit: these are the distinctive features of Richard Quinn's collection for the H&M Design Award 2017. The London designer has been inspired from the 1950s and 1960s forms and  materials.
 The strapless evening dress with multicolored floral print recalls the New Look silhouette. The inner tulle corset and balloon skirt give greater volume and create a contrast with the imposing metallic floral print overcoat. The classic trench is oversized, with 80's big shoulders to match the knee-boots with floral fantasy and stiletto heel.

"For this experience, H&M has fully supported my aesthetics, without ever suggesting to tone it down. I wanted to propose smart creations that are capable of generating public interest and I think I've succeeded," says Richard Quinn.

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