LFW: Richard Nicoll Tribute in Colour

In a special tribute to the fashion designer, Richard Nicoll, London Fashion Week, which begins tomorrow (17th Feb 17), will salute his talent with a colour dedicated to him: Nicoll Blue.

richard nicoll blue

Chosen by a group of his close friends and developed by the Pantone Color Institute. The Arundel Street and main entrance to The Store Studios, 180 Strand; the central hub of LFW, have been painted in Nicoll Blue to honour the designer after his sudden passing in October 2016.

Born in London and brought up in Australia, Richard Nicoll (pictured right) graduated from Central Saint Martins MA in 2002. He emerged as a member of the new wave of London talent, whose original take on modern sportswear fused with relaxed tailoring won him NEWGEN sponsorship in 2006 and three Association Nationale pour le Développement des Arts de la Mode (ANDAM) awards.

His experience beyond his eponymous label included freelance design for Marc Jacobs at Louis Vuitton, the creative direction of Cerruti 1881, Fred Perry and later of youth label Jack Wills. In June 2012 he launched his debut menswear line at London Collections Men (now London Fashion Week Men’s). FashionCapital’s sister company, Fashion Enter, worked on production with Nicoll on a collaborative project with Westfield, the team describe him as “a true professional, with an exceptional eye for detail.”

To honour Richard, a minute’s silence will be observed just before the Central Saint Martins MA show on 17 February. The Nicoll Blue custom colour was developed and standardised by the Pantone Color Institute. The Nicoll Blue paint was exclusively blended by Valspar. Plans are underway for a multifaceted, retrospective exhibition of the designer’s work to launch later in the year.


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