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.
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.
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.
by Hannah Bergin