Clearpay Drops Richard Quinn NFTs – Unlocking Access to London Fashion Week Celebrations
Clearpay, Principal Partner of London Fashion Week (LFW), has teamed up with young breakthrough designer Richard Quinn and the British Fashion Council, to offer a limited edition rose NFT¹- giving fashion enthusiasts access to an exclusive experience or bespoke designer merchandise. The Richard Quinn x Clearpay: London Fashion Week In Bloom collaboration, including the limited edition rose NFT, is inspired by the giant roses that featured in Richard’s SS23 show in September.
All proceeds of the NFT sales will be donated to the BFC Foundation, which supports the future growth and success of the British fashion industry by focusing on education, grant-giving and business mentoring.
On purchasing an NFT, customers will select from two options:
- Richard Quinn VIP London Fashion Week celebration on 12th October: Fifteen NFTs unlock an invitation for the customer and a guest to Richard Quinn’s party in Covent Garden². At the event, the designer will unveil his favourite and most iconic looks to date and key pieces from his SS23 collection, including a selection from the 23 bespoke, made to order outfits he created in tribute to the Queen.
- Richard Quinn accessories: Thirty-five NFTs come with a limited edition collection of accessories in an iconic Richard Quinn floral print created exclusively with Clearpay. The specially curated set includes a bucket hat, a scrunchie and a tote bag.
A total of 50 NFTs will be available for purchase at £50 each from 9am on Saturday 8th October, at www.inbloomnft.co.uk.
Free Richard Quinn Exhibition
Living up to the mission of making London Fashion Week accessible to all, Clearpay and Richard Quinn will open the designer’s exhibition to the public for free at 20 Floral Street, Covent Garden, on 13 October³. Visitors must book a slot in advance.
Nick Molnar, Co-Founder of Clearpay, said: Our Richard Quinn partnership is another fantastic example of how we’re bringing Clearpay’s mission to life – connecting shoppers to the best brands in innovative and exciting ways. We are thrilled to continue our support of the British fashion and retail industry in this meaningful way.”
Richard Quinn, said: “I’m thrilled to partner with Clearpay to put a unique Richard Quinn stamp on the London Fashion Week celebrations. From the creation of the beautiful rose NFT and bespoke merchandise, to our event in Covent Garden and the exhibition open to the public, this will be a true celebration of fashion, and will be a spectacular way to mark this season’s London Fashion Week.”
Caroline Rush, CEO British Fashion Council, said: “We are delighted to be partnering with Clearpay and Richard Quinn to celebrate London Fashion Week and our City Wide Celebration that engages communities throughout London to get involved with fashion and showcases the incredible creativity, diversity and openness London is known for. This season will see a lineup of 450 city-wide events and experiences driving footfall into the capital.”
To discover the full City Wide Celebration schedule, click here.
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About Richard Quinn
London born designer Richard Quinn established his eponymous label in 2016, upon graduating the Fashion MA at Central Saint Martins.
Specialising in womenswear and textiles, his collections are bold and emotive creating a forward thinking unafraid vision. Richard creates garments with attention to innovative fabrications, focusing on his ability to combine unique handcrafted skill, with a refined high fashion sensibility. Since graduating, Richard was awarded the H&M Design Award 2017 and launched his own open access print studio in London, where he creates and prints his eye-catching designs. Richard Quinn was honoured by Her Majesty the Queen in February 2018 when the designer was presented with the inaugural Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design to emerging British fashion designer Richard Quinn. It was based on Quinn’s originality and value to the community by offering affordable print services to students and emerging designers.
Richard received the Award for British Emerging Talent in Womenswear at the Fashion Awards 2018 & most recently Richard won the BFC/British Vogue Designer Fashion Fund 2022 awarded by Caroline Rush & Edward Enninful.
About British Fashion Council
The British Fashion Council (BFC) is a not-for-profit organisation set up in 1983 with the role to strengthen British fashion in the global economy as a leader in responsible, creative businesses. It does this through championing diversity and building and inviting the industry to actively participate in a network to accelerate a successful circular fashion economy. The BFC promotes British fashion internationally and does so through fashion weeks, exhibitions and showcasing events. The BFC helps British designer businesses develop their profile and business globally and supports fashion talent beginning at college level, extending to talent identification, business support and showcasing schemes. The BFC Foundation (Registered Charity Number: 11852152) was created in 2019 for charitable purposes and grant giving; attracting, developing and retaining talent through education and business mentoring. The BFC Foundation offers support to designers through four talent identification and business support schemes: BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund, BFC/GQ Designer Fashion Fund, NEWGEN and the BFC Fashion Trust. With the support of the BFC Colleges Council, the BFC Foundation offers BA and MA scholarships to students, as well as links with industry through design competitions and Graduate Preview Day. In 2020, the BFC launched the Institute of Positive Fashion (IPF), with the aim to help the British fashion industry lead in the goal to be more resilient and circular through global collaboration and local action.
The BFC showcasing initiatives and events include London Fashion Week Presented by Clearpay taking place every February, June and September; LONDON show ROOMs and the annual celebration of creativity and innovation in the fashion industry: The Fashion Awards.
For more information visit: britishfashioncouncil.co.uk & londonfashionweek.co.uk
¹‘Richard Quinn x Clearpay London Fashion Week in Bloom’ NFT is a form of cryptoasset. Cryptoassets are not regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority nor are they protected by financial compensation schemes in the UK. The value of cryptoassets is variable and can go down as well as up. Capital gains tax may be payable on any profits made on the sale of cryptoassets.
²VIP celebration takes place at 20 Floral St, London, from 6pm – 8pm on 12th October
³Exhibition takes place from 10am – 4pm on 13th October
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