Ones to Watch - Dean Quinn
There were whoops before the lights had even come on, from the most enthusiastic fashion show audience ever to have graced the Earth. It was deserving. With slicked-back hair and a fashionably moody face the first model hit the runway. Quinn’s trademark shoulders were instantly evident, as were the little conveyor belts of vertical high-shine beading that lined hems and seams and glinted in the light.
Textured shirt dresses, bottom-skimming skirts and a cream blazer worn with nothing but sky scraper heels lent his collection the sort of ultra-sex beholden only to the 1980s. Armour-esque shoulder pads toughened up sweet grey culottes, and, just for good measure, the roll-neck put in an appearance. There was multi-dimensional structuring, tops sheltering beaded peplums and monochrome paneling sheathing trim legs and torsos. Waists were high, colours were muted and legs were bare as bare can be. The stand-out piece from the collection – and this Fashion Scout’s favourite – was the blue body-con dress with sheer, pleated panels gliding down its front. But really, we’d settle for any of it. Or all of it. Please..?! Emma Hopkinson
Images: David Coleman