Known for his bold use of colour and saturated bloomed fabrics, Richard Quinn returns to work with Liberty of London for a fun and fabulous accessories line. Back in 2016 Quinn unknowingly used a print from the Liberty archive for his MA collection. He manipulated the print in an ultra modern, digital way and since then, he has used many other prints from the archive to achieve his signature look.
Richard Quinn’s SS18 collection was showcased in Liberty of London in front of a floral backdrop. He used five of their prints to achieve the clashing printed looks he achieved and almost made them unrecognisable.
Since the success of his SS18 show, Quinn has gone on to win the Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design and has had a collection with H&M so this collaboration is another great stepping stone for the young designer from Peckham.
Richard Quinn receiving the Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design at his AW18 Ready to Wear show. Getty Images
In true Richard Quinn style, the new range of accessories for Liberty are full of giant blown up ditsies, bold primary colours and clashing pattern. The prints range across 30 different pieces and across varying products from scarves, to handbags to purses.
We love how Quinn has updated the well loved ‘Iphis’ Liberty print, which is iconic across liberty accessories, and injected his own floral mayhem on top.
The incredible store fronts (images above) were aimed to be ‘instaready’ for the customer. He wanted the figure to be completely covered in the print designed for the collection and the accessories to be an extension of this.
Quinn is also known for clashing opposing prints which works so well with these vibrant, bold blooms.
Images from Liberty.co.uk