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The Queen Elizabeth II Award, initiated in recognition of the role the fashion industry plays in society and diplomacy

For the first time the Queen attended London Fashion Week to present a new award for British Design given in her name.

The Queen Elizabeth II Award, initiated in recognition of the role the fashion industry plays in society and diplomacy, will be an annual award for emerging British fashion designers who shows exceptional talent and originality, whilst demonstrating value to the community and/or strong sustainable policies.

The first recipient of the Award was British fashion designer Richard Quinn, an emerging talent from South East London who has been recognised for his prints, supplying stores around the world.

In NSEAD's forum Richard's secondary school teacher, Wendy Harland, said: 'SO SO proud of our ex student. Awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Design Award today. I remember Richard sitting in my office years ago saying he wanted to study law and convincing him that he should follow his talent instead. His determination and creativity meant he would succeed in whatever he did.' Richard went on to study fashion at Central St Martins but has returned a couple of times to his secondary school showing his degree portfolio to sixth formers.

Richard's ethos of collaboration goes beyond his design business to include the creation of a print studio which offers high quality, accessible services to students and his peer group of emerging designers.