Why Models from Richard Quinn’s Show Were Grinning from Ear to Ear?

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17.02.2020

Richard Quinn’s new collection turned out to be wonderfully luxurious and colourful: this is what everyone expected from the graduate of Saint Martins. Once, even Queen Elizabeth II visited the designer’s show.

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A series of astonishingly bejeweled looks opened the show, riffing on the embellished outfits of Pearly Kings and Queens (a jacket was humorously emblazoned in Swarovksi crystals with the slogan ‘God Save the Quinn!’). There was also a more anarchic edge to proceedings than in past seasons, with Quinn’s signature face covering balaclavas reimagined in spiked gimp masks or beaded chainmail. Masks and balaclavas are vividly contrasted with the tops with feathers and evening gowns.

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A variety of forms, from tight to oversized, puffed sleeves, ruffled gowns, bows, rose embellishments, polka dots and floral prints, crinolines, and corsets – all of these details transformed the show into an extravagant performance. Perhaps, we'll see many of the outfits on the next red carpet dress: mermaid silhouette, corset, skirt and sleeves-lanterns.

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Richard Quinn debuted a show stopping selection of men’s looks. In recent times, men's fashion is experiencing a real rise. Therefore, those who are ready for fashion experiments, can try on shining costumes, beaded rose breastplates and ostrich feather vests paired with fit and flare trousers.

Photo: Vogue Runway

Smiling models made a splash. They came down the runway grinning from ear to ear. Why?It turned out that the sponsor of the show was the company Colgate. Colgate, who equipped the front row with toothpaste, charcoal and bamboo toothbrushes, and laid on a post-show celebration for Quinn. Partners for NewGen, Quinn thanked the brand in his show notes for “bringing smiles to the catwalk”.

Photo: Vogue Runway

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