The Queen visited LFW’s Designer Showrooms to view the collections and then attended Richard Quinn’s runway show before presenting him with The Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design. It will be awarded annually to an emerging British fashion designer who shows talent and originality, whilst demonstrating value to the community and sustainable policies. Quinn established his namesake label in 2016, shortly after graduating from the fashion masters course at Central Saint Martins in London.
“Specialising in womenswear and textiles, his collections are bold and emotive creating a forward thinking unafraid vision,” the British Fashion Council said in a statement celebrating the designer’s “ability to combine unique handcrafted skill with a refined high fashion sensibility.”
The 91-year-old monarch, wearing a powder blue tweed dress and jacket by her personal advisor Angela Kelly, sat front row along with longtime Vogue editor Anna Wintour.