November 30, 2021

Richard Quinn @ The Fashion Awards 2021

Ella Balinska in Richard Quinn - The Fashion Awards 2021

Having won the British Emerging Talent Womenswear Award in 2018, Richard Quinn returned to dominate the red carpet at The Fashion Awards 2021 held at the Royal Albert Hall on Monday (November 29) in London.

Including Billy Porter and Priyanka Chopra, the designer had nine people representing his designs on this red carpet, and on stage.

We all associate the designer with bold florals, but like Billy Porter, Ella Balinska went against the grain with this fuchsia and black satin gown from the Spring 2022 collection.

The look has an old fashion, old Hollywood feel to it, which the British actress styled accordingly.

I’m personally glad she didn’t opt for those floral trousers concealing the shoes, as it’s just a concept that I’m struggling to get on board with, so I appreciate that she opted for tights to complement the point d’esprit tulle yoke.

The look was accessorised with Cartier jewels and Manolo Blanhik pumps.

Richard Quinn Spring 2022
Bella Poarch in Richard Quinn The Fashion Awards 2021

You should instantly recognise this Richard Quinn Spring 2022 look on Bella Poarch, because we first saw it two weeks ago on Hailee Steinfeld when she attended the UK fan screening of ‘Hawkeye.’ 

Was this second outing more successful?

I’m going to say yes. I love the volume in the skirt, which was missing from Hailee’s look.

Bella’s black sheer opera gloves aren’t as jarring as Hailee’s white gloves.

When it comes to the leather boots, I would say that they would’ve worked better on Bella had they been a smoother fit.  These look a little too long for her, but she is quite petite.

Richard Quinn Spring 2022

Elsa Hosk wore a gorgeous floral gown from the designers Spring 2022 collection which were of course styled with opera gloves.

Kosar Ali 

Kosar Ali was giving us floral elegance in this Richard Quinn Fall 2020 design which put modest fashion in the spotlight.

Richard Quinn Fall 2020
Rina Sawayama in Richard Quinn The Fashion Awards

British singer Rina Sawayama gave us one of the highlights of this Richard Quinn love-fest wearing a custom ball gown, which had a fantasy element while still being fashion-forward.

I love how the gloves and clutch all merge into the design.

Cindy Bruna in Richard Quinn  The Fashion Awards

Cindy Bruna channelled her inner Little Red Riding Hood by opting to rock the ruffled headpiece that was sent down the Richard Quinn Spring 2022 runway.

Looking at those quarterback shoulders, I’m not so sure anyone can make them work.  

Richard Quinn Spring 2022
Addison Rae in Richard Quinn The Fashion Awards

Addison Rae got the short straw. Shorter than Priyanka.

Between the unflattering bodice, and the poor construction of the skirt, it’s no wonder the Tik Toker looks unhappy in this Richard Quinn custom design.

This has a feeling like the skirt was attached at the 11.5th hour.

Kylie Minogue performed her hit singles ‘Slow’ and ‘Love to Love You Baby’ at the event, rocking a velvet Richard Quinn jumpsuit.

This was a lesson in how to pull off a floral bold shoulder jumpsuit.  I hope Priyanka was paying attention.  

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