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The high street fashion collaboration you need to know about | Stylist

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Stylist meets British designer Richard Quinn as his new occasionwear collection drops at Debenhams

The Queen has only ever attended one catwalk show. The event in question? Avant-garde designer Richard Quinn’s a/w 2018 collection, where Her Majesty witnessed the 29-year-old Central St Martin’s graduate’s striking foil gowns, thigh-high boots and floral biker helmets. Now, Quinn is adding a high-street collaboration to his CV. Stylist met the designer to chat all things Queen and Quinn.

How did the Queen’s visit affect your work?

The Queen moment opened up the brand to so many more people. We went from having 17 stockists after our first collection to more than 50 for our second.

How does it feel to have become so successful so fast?

When you show a brand at Fashion Week, people think it’s instantaneous, but I had been at St Martin’s for about seven years so to me it felt like a long time. We have had to really graft, but the speed at which we have had exposure – I feel really lucky.

Was it difficult to adapt your designs for the high street?

I wanted the collection to feel intrinsically mine. We designed it the same way we would for the runway but made subtle tweaks. It’s a different way of showing your work, which was exciting, but the basis was true to my brand.

Which is your favourite piece from the collection?

There is a pink rose jacket that pairs with a deep-red velvet long dress. I think of it as modern couture with a vintage feel.

Richard Quinn’s 12-piece collection is available online and in selected Debenhams stores now.

Shop our pick of the bunch:

Wrap dress, £79

Off-the-shoulder dress, £125

Bandeau dress, £125

Images courtesy of Debenhams

https://www.stylist.co.uk/fashion/richard-quinn-debenhams-dresses-shopping-the-high-street-fashion-collaboration-you-need-to-know-about/209358

On – 30 May, 2018 By Billie Bhatia

Street Fashion Sydney: Last Weekend of Head On Round-Up and Art Around Town

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Yes it’s the last weekend of the 2018 edition of the Head On Photography Festival and the Festival Hub up at Sydney’s Paddington Town Hall. Which also means its the last chance to see the exhibitions there and the Semi Finalists on the big screen – including me – or my portrait of Vivienne to be more precise. So you will want to check those shows out ASAP. www.headon.com.au/

Vivienne in Lyon, Semi Finalist Head On Portrait Prize 2018 by Kent Johnson
Vivienne in Lyon, Semi Finalist Head On Portrait Prize 2018

Also closing this weekend is Set Fire To the Sea Sinead Kennedy’s The Pool Grant 2018 Exhibition at special group gallery 270 Devonshire street, Surry Hills. Very interesting show I was hoping to review but have not been back since the opening – fingers crossed to make it back tomorrow!
Photographer Sinead at her art opening, Set Fire to the Sea. Kennedy Photographed by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney

Street Fashion Sydney had a great time at William Yangs’s exhibition launch at Maunsell Wickes but that show is now down; perhaps there is some work in the stock room; great show, there is always something to learn from viewing William Yang’s work. Congratulations William.

William Yangs at his exhibition launch at Maunsell Wickes. Photographed by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney

There is still time to check out the fine art nudes show Tela Umana work by Lori Cicchini and Edmond Thommen at M2 Gallery near Central.

Model at Tela Umana with Lori Cicchini and Edmond Thommen. Photographed by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney

[STOP PRESS] You can also check out Nudes On Tap this Saturday as they hand out the prizes – from 5PM apparently!

Samantha Everton, Indochine at Art House Gallery. Photographed by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.


Ok seems I’m a day late with this one too, the most astonishingly beautiful show of all.. Samantha Everton, Indochine at Art House Gallery, if you are quick they may still have something in the stock room..
www.arthousegallery.com.au/exhibitions/everton_samantha/indochine/

SO OK – ON NOW

Portrait of artist Thomas John Whelan at Photographed by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney

Fresh figurative paintings by fresh young painters The Radical Familiar until the 26th so you need to hustle along to Piermarq Gallery

Artist Oliver Wagner at Sarah Cottier Gallery for CHROMA. Photographed by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.

Sarah Cottier Gallery opened CHROMA last night with Maria Cruz, Matthys Gerber, Brendan Van Hek,  Jonny Niesche, John Nixon, Andreas Reiter Raabe and Franz West, Oliver Wagner (Photographed) and Jonathan Zawada. Lovely show, check it out! http://www.sarahcottiergallery.com/

Bob Marchant show and 80th Birthdays at Australian Galleries. Photographed by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.

Tuesday night I thought I was simply attending the Bob Marchant show at Australian Galleries but it seems we were all crashing his 80th birthday too – congratulations and Happy Birthday Bob! A very joyful and colourful exhibition, part survey show downstairs with new works in the upper gallery. On Now!

'Passaggio' Catherine Cloran at Barometer Gallery. Photographed by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.

Last but not least, blink and you will have missed it – ‘Passaggio’ Catherine Cloran which was on at Barometer Gallery in Paddington, semi abstract colour works from nature created in the Italian countryside. you can still view the show here on Catherine’s website
www.catherinecloran.com/Exhibitions/Passaggio/

Don’t forget to follow Street Fashion Sydney on FACEBOOK to stay up-to-date! https://www.facebook.com/StreetFashionSydney/

Telling Stories in Pictures all over..

Kent Johnson, Sydney, Australia.
0433 796 863

http://streetfashionsydney.blogspot.com/2018/05/last-weekend-of-head-on-round-up-and.html

On – 18 May, 2018 By Kent Johnson

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