Tell everyone Richard Quinn is back. Not that he was ever truly gone; following a collaborative collection with Moncler last year, the designer did skip two London fashion seasons, but in between providing NHS doctors with scrubs made of his deadstock floral textiles and dressing up stars like Kylie Jenner, Cardi B, and Dua Lipa, Quinn was also dreaming up a whole new set of creations – and how to present them. The result is a 25-minute surrealist film, with bold references like Tim Burton movies and tales such as Cinderella and Alice in Wonderland.
Co-directed by Quinn with Christopher Gaunt and J&J and entirely produced in London, the film kicks off with a group of latex cats – think Michelle Pfeiffer as Catwoman in 1992’s Batman Returns, but even more provocative somehow – making their way under Soho’s neon lights while other characters get steamy behind shop windows and crowds in extravagant gowns and puffers walk by.
In addition to Quinn’s signature exaggerated femininity, many of the pieces feature floral and crystalized patterns, including polka-dots and pied-de-poule-inspired motifs. Models in this segment carry new accessories, such as the Viper Boot and the Daisy Bag, and everything happens to the beats of Sam Smith’s “I Feel Love.”