Flower power on the catwalk

There is no doubt that Richard Quinn is blossoming into quite the cutting-edge fashion designer.

His spring-summer 2018 show at iconic department store Liberty on Saturday, as part of London Fashion Week, had the designer dipping into the store's 1960s archive of floral prints and transforming them into something a lot more theatrical.

His daring, colourful designs, paraded by models in gimp suits and masks, were a marriage of old-school fashion and his own avant-garde ideas.

"It's about bringing the prints into a bolder modern context and bringing my point of view into the old world of Liberty," the Central Saint Martins graduate told Vogue magazine.

London Fashion Week, which will conclude tomorrow, is a clothing trade show held in the British capital twice a year. It is one of the "Big Four" fashion weeks, alongside the ones held in New York, Milan and Paris.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 18, 2017, with the headline 'Flower power on the catwalk'. Print Edition | Subscribe