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These days, drama is rarely a starting point for most designers. A lot of focus was spent on creating products rather than show-stopping designs, mostly to sell and create hype around the label. Still, several up and coming designers understand the relevance of creating runway spectacles and how they can still lead to brand awareness and translate to sales. Among the new kids on the block, Richard Quinn is headstrong in creating an identity for himself as a master fashion showman. He has huge expectations, as his last show was attended by none other than Queen Elizabeth II, who awarded him the first-ever “Her Majesty’s British Designer Award.” For spring 2019, he did not disappoint. Starting the show with ski-masked and bodysuited muses with black tulle, duchess satin opera coats, and floral pieces, the atmosphere instantly changed. What followed was an array of vintage-style looks, all contemporary looking, with shapes from the likes of Dior and Balenciaga. Quinn’s signature wallpaper prints provided the liveliness on the silhouettes that harkened back to a more elegant time. Some cheetah prints and polka-dots provided a hint of seduction, in the same manner as the faceless women in the beginning. It’s clear from this show that Richard Quinn still has some exciting ideas up his sleeve. Wonder what his next will be?
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Photo: Courtesy of Richard Quinn