A serving of fresh young talent courtesy of designer Richard Quinn who has take home H&M’s Design Award 2017. In winning, the 26-year-old designer will get a year long mentorship from the brand, the chance to work on some pieces for the store and, most importantly for us sticky fingered sorts, a cash sum of $53,000 dollars. For business purposes, of course. “I’m ecstatic,” the Saint Martins grad, who grew up in South London, said at the ceremony to Vogue Runway. “Winning means that I can invest in equipment and the day-to-day running of the studio ahead of the launch of my first collection next year.” Known for his intricate clash of fabrics and prints, where couture shapes are built up or dismantled, his maximal designs simultaneously delight and unsettle. As Ann-Sofie Johansson, H&M’s creative advisor, said: “we all fell in love with Richard. He has a clear vision for his brand, and a real wow factor in his collections. Richard is deeply creative, with a very holistic view of the environment, and he’s a worthy winner of the H&M Design Award 2017”. Massive congratulations from all at Ten Towers!
Read our interview with Richard Quinn here