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Richard Quinn

Founder & Creative Director, Richard Quinn

The emerging designer was brought into the global spotlight when Queen Elizabeth II sat front-row at his London Fashion Week show.


The British designer, who launched his namesake label in 2016, was thrust into the spotlight after HRH made a surprise appearance at his London Fashion Week show in 2018 and presented Quinn with the inaugural Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design.

Raised in South East London, Quinn received a Fashion MA from Central Saint Martins and established his label in 2016. Specialising in womenswear and textiles, he has been praised for his bold use of colour and print, which he produces in his Peckham studio. His MA 2016 collection was featured on the cover of Modern Matter magazine shot by Juergen Teller , while his BA collection was picked up by Stella McCartney , who was looking to sponsor students interested in sustainability.

During his show at London Fashion Week, minutes before the first model walked out onto the runway, Queen Elizabeth II made a surprise appearance, leaving influential editors and designers in awe as Her Majesty sat down next to American Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour . She also presented him with the Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design — an annual prize for an emerging British fashion designer who shows exceptional talent and originality while demonstrating value to the community and strong sustainable policies. Stockists of his Spring/Summer 2018 collection include Matches Fashion and Farfetch.

The designer’s studio in Peckham helps young designers by having an open-door policy, offering digital and screen-print services as well as print and textile workshops.


Richard Quinn

Richard Quinn

Founder and Creative Director

2016 - Present


Central Saint Martins

Central Saint Martins

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United Kingdom

United Kingdom
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