LFW concludes with a melancholic Richard Quinn collection dedicated to the Queen.london fashion week
On Tuesday night, Richard Quinn closed out London Fashion Week in a melancholic mood.
In 2018, the late Queen Elizabeth II sat front row at his debut runway show (on her own special padded blue cushion), so his Spring/Summer 23 collection was dedicated to her. was a matter of course. With her grace and kindness, among many others. ”
As This Mortal Coil’s mournful Song to the Siren plays, models in black wear floor-length lace veils, birdcage-length face coverings and beaded tiaras. and slowly walked around the circular runway.
Hundreds of CCTV cameras and several televisions were set up in the center, playing archival footage of the Queen.
After hearing the news that the monarch had passed away, Quinn said he paused briefly before rotating the existing collection 360 degrees.
He and his team created 23 opening black looks in just 10 days, working through the night and stitching while watching funerals.
Sources of inspiration include Queen Victoria, who spent half her life in black after the death of her husband, Prince Albert, and the veil worn by the Queen and her sister, Princess Margaret, at her father’s funeral in 1952. It’s an image.
Quinn sourced materials from local shops near his studio in Peckham, South London, exploring new fabrics, silhouettes and techniques. The embroidery was laid over French lace, and some bulbous looks, which he described as “spacey,” featured tiny sequins and feathers.
There are also plenty of Quinn’s signature details this time around, including latex leggings in mint green, powder white, and inky black, paired with everything from cape coats to mini frilly dresses.
A huge corsage fastened to the collar hid the model’s face, adding a new twist to the usual face masks and shields. This season has ranged from loose pieces to small buds.
Although Quinn launched his namesake label in 2016, he continues to make headlines in the international fashion world. The late monarch’s appearance at his 2018 show saw her later presenting him with Queen Elizabeth II’s British Design Award, which catapulted him to fame.
When human rights attorney Amal Clooney wore a bespoke gown to the 2018 Heavenly Bodies Met Gala, he gained even more limelight.
The following year, model and reality TV star Kendall Jenner chose a rose-print floral dress with a black latex roll neck to appear at the 2019 Emmy Awards.
He also counts Priyanka Chopra, Kylie Minogue and Nicola Coughlan as fans. Bridgerton star Coughlan wore a striking yellow and purple floral-print cape dress on Tuesday night. I sat in the front row.
She told The Guardian newspaper: His work is fun, silly, and truly theatrical. Why not have some fun? “
This month, legendary American designer Tommy Hilfiger chose Quinn to collaborate with him on a capsule collection. It was a star-studded runway show that was unveiled on Sunday during New York Fashion Week.
Varsity jackets, polo shirts and oversized puffer jackets all feature Quinn’s signature floral treatment.talk about collaboration, Hilfiger said of Quinn’s talent:
Quinn wasn’t the only one to pay tribute to the late monarch at London Fashion Week.
Daniel W. Fletcher’s guests offered a minute’s silence as they fell during the national mourning period. In Halpern, a model in a cornflower blue trailing cloak with a mint silk headscarf tied under her chin opened the show.The finale at Harris A bride with a bouquet of Lily of the Valley, Her Majesty’s favorite flower has appeared.
Reflecting on his post-show legacy, Quinn describes the late Queen: Even from her silhouette, you knew exactly who it was.