Richard Quinn

Season - Fall/Winter '18

Richard Quinn — Fall/Winter 2018

Richard Quinn expresses a vision of extreme creative form and artistry evolution with his Fall/Winter 2018 collection. This stunning series of work saturated the runway of the BFC Showspace, debuting an interpretation of the study of colour, form and pattern.

Gathering influence from 1950s styles, Quinn performs an exploration and re-invention of the classic silhouettes, forming a collection that is enriched with boldness and charm.  The designs were executed as layering ensembles, embracing a fierce clash of print work in an array of materials including silk, velvet, linen, lycra, foil and pleated chenille. The work expands the use of drapery and tailoring techniques, creating structure within the layers of digitally printed material, all created in his studio in Peckham.

The vast range of garments including bodysuits, capes, puffer jackets, leather dresses and ball gowns all embody Quinn’s abstraction of traditional craft, forming an insightful comparison of various themes and personalities within this era.  Matching patterned head scarfs and motorbike helmets created by Slam Signs were paired with many of the statements, further highlighting the variance of Quinn’s textile and character study.


Photography, Peter Ikosa
Words, Evangeline Blackburn