On Tuesday 19 February, The Queen visited 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 awarded annually to an emerging British fashion designer who shows exceptional talent and originality.
The designer will also demonstrate the value to the community and/or strong sustainable policies.
Today's first recipient of the Award was British fashion designer Richard Quinn, an emerging talent within the UK who has been recognised for his exceptional prints.
Already supplying leading stores around the world, 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.