17 November 2016
Central Saint Martins graduate and innovative spirit for an ethical fashion industry Richard Quinn won H&M Design Award 2017
The image (right) on this page shows one of the pieces - a dress with all-over flower print, from the 'H&M Design Award 2017' winning collection and London-based designer Richard Quinn. Quinn graduated from Central Saint Martins and is focused on women's wear and textile. For his collections, he prints his own fabrics by using ethical processes. At designaward.hm.com, it's announced that Richard Quinn is currently planning a print studio as creative hub for young designers in London.
With the H&M-award, Richard Quinn wins €50,000, mentorship over one year, and gets the chance to develop pieces for being sold in selected H&M stores and online in Autumn 2017.
fig. below: The jury and the winner at the award celebration on 16 November 2016 in London. From left: Zanita Whittington, creative director of Azalle and Zanita Studio; Yasmin Sewell, fashion director of Style.com; Margareta van den Bosch, Creative Advisor, H&M; Ann-Sofie Johansson, Creative Advisor, H&M; Richard Quinn, Winner H&M Design Award 2017;
Imran Amed, editor in chief of Business of Fashion; Pernille Teisbaek, founder and creative director of Social Zoo;
Hannah Jinkins, winner H&M Design Award 2016.