Erdem and Richard Quinn create Covid-19 charity covers for Grazia
The two London-based designers joined Instagram artist Sara Shakeel in creating original sketches for the cover of the latest issue, which went on sale today. It celebrates British fashion and explores how the pandemic is altering the way fashion houses and consumers perceive luxury.
All covers will be sold in an effort to fight Covid-19. Erdem’s sketches will be auctioned off to benefit the Emergency Designer Network and Richard Quinn’s will be auctioned off to benefit #VisorArmy, a group of designers and milliners making PPE for frontline healthcare workers.
Erdem Moralioglu, of Canadian-Turkish origin, is one of the most celebrated designers in contemporary Britain; while Quinn is the rising star of the London season, who leapt to prominence in February 2018 when he was presented the inaugural Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design by the Queen herself.
The actual issue itself contains exclusive interviews with Caroline Rush, chief exec of the British Fashion Council, and Livia Firth, co-founder and creative director of Eco-Age. For their covers, Quinn emphasized his dazzling floral aesthetic, while Erdem drew a marvelous full fantasy flower-patterned sketch of a ball-gown.
“We are delighted designers Erdem and Richard Quinn have created illustrations around the theme of nature for this special issue of Grazia – and that we are auctioning the original sketches to raise money for two relief funds providing essential PPE equipment for frontline workers. The Covid-19 outbreak has evidently been challenging for the industry, but it’s amazing to see what brands and creatives have done and how they’ve all come together to fight back,” said Hattie Brett, Grazia Editor in a release.
Her March 31 issue of Grazia also addressed the pandemic and featured four NHS frontline workers on its cover.
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