Bondage, glistening latex and scenes of dystopian Hollywood technicolour: take a wild trip through the British designer’s world with his cinematic AW21 show.
Richard Quinn is back with an almighty bang. After making a noticeable retreat from the fashion calendar, the London-hailing design maverick has returned in all of his floral print glory with an ode to Hollywood as he unveils his AW21 collection in a glimmering cinematic film.
Ominous narration layers over a sensual exhibit of latex feline suit-clad models, setting the unorthodox tone of the show. The glistening Hollywood haze of the movie clashes with the grungy edge of urban London, resulting in the poetic juxtaposition of aesthetics as Quinn invites watchers into his eccentric Eden. With the designer ensuring the details of the show are as captivating as his clothes, British craftsmanship shines through in the mind-bending coordinated dance sequences and scenes of opulent ballrooms and chaotic weddings that ensue on the Quinn-crafted sets of the London-filmed display.
The contrast does not end with the film itself, however. True to form, Quinn calls upon his trusted glassy latex and bloom-filled prints to provide artful contradiction while also adding accessories such as the Viper Boot and Daisy Bag into the mix. Dominatrix chic reigns supreme as face masks – both full and cut out – don matching patterns and fabrics to the avant-garde princess gowns and exaggerated bell-bottoms in a fantastical display of Quinn’s flamboyant ethos. Ornamentation also finds its place in the collection as rippling pearl details and embroidered sequins adorn the pieces, drawing the captivating nature of the collection in from the vast mounds of fabric and entrancing visuals all the way down to the fine yet decadent detailing.
With Quinn’s cacophony of bewitching influences culminating in a display like no other, head below to enjoy the designer’s dystopian Hollywood fantasy and dreamy AW21 looks…