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The Sun (Malaysia) - - FASHION -

CEN­TRAL Saint Martins grad­u­ate Richard Quinn has been awarded the H&M De­sign Award for 2017, it was an­nounced re­cently in Lon­don.

As win­ner of the high-street fash­ion re­tailer's pres­ti­gious award, Quinn will win €50,000 (RM235,000), a year men­tor­ship with H&M, and the chance to de­velop some of his pieces to be sold in se­lected H&M stores in au­tumn 2017.

He was se­lected from eight in­ter­na­tional fi­nal­ists by a jury chaired by H&M's cre­ative ad­vi­sor, Ann-Sofie Jo­hans­son.

The Lon­don-born 26-year-old wom­enswear de­signer prints all of his own fab­rics us­ing eth­i­cal pro­cesses and has plans to open a print stu­dio in Lon­don that would serve as a cre­ative hub for young de­sign­ers. – AFP Re­laxnews

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