H&M Announces Winner of 2017 Design Award

Posted November 18, 2016 at 6:42 pm in Awards, Fashion, News

H&M have announced Central Saint Martin’s graduate Richard Quinn the recipient of its 2017 Design Award. A panel of industry experts, which among others included Ann-Sofie Johansson and Margareta van den Bosch, the brand’s creative advisors, as well as Hannah Jinkins, winner of last year’s award and Business of Fashion’s Imran Amed selected British-born Quinn from a group of eight international finalists – which included three fellow Britons along with young creatives from America, Korea, Israel and France.

H&M Design Award 2017 Winner Richard Quinn

Quinn will receive €50 000, as well as a year-long mentorship from H&M which gives him the chance to develop his winning collection alongside industry professionals, which will then be sold as part of the label’s new collection next year.

A look from Richard Quinn’s winning collection

The H&M Design Award was founded in 2012, with the objective of seeking out and nurturing emerging young talents, with the ultimate intention of helping them to establish a career.

Another look from Richard Quinn’s winning collection

by Hannah Bergin

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