A warm and rich collection from Richard Nicoll for AW10. It was a sophisticated take on soft tailoring and modern separates in a jewel like palette with dove grey, nude, teals and burnt oranges.
Nicoll used a selection of feminine fabrics such as velvet and chiffon layered on the body creating stunning versatile silhouettes. Checks and gingham prints were rouched and tied in combination’s of flight jackets and boiler suits which looked minimalistic yet fashionable.
Longer lengths gave a Parisian chic edge with the collection moving from pencil skirts and jumpsuits to asymmetric dresses reinvented with embellished bulldog clip fastenings. Nicoll even manipulated his tailoring, reinventing jackets into other garments and playing with the symmetry of lengths and sleeves.
Nicoll’s main inspiration for autumn/winter were “Menswear, DIY and Serge Lutens.” However a strong presence of artist linder sterling prevailed with face printed t-shirts – reminiscent of the Alexander Mcqueen make up for his AW09 collection.