Richard Nicoll is a London based fashion designer best known for his work on modernist classics with day-to-night versatility. He was awarded three ANDAM prizes in 2008 and was named "Best Young Designer" at the Elle Style Awards during London Fashion Week 2009, along with twice being a BFC Vogue Fashion Fund finalist. Celebrities who have worn his designs include: Kylie Minogue, Kate Bosworth, Julianne Moore, Diane Kruger, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Sienna Miller, Emma Stone, Florence Welch, and Keira Knightley.
Richard graduated from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in 2002 with a MA in Womenswear. His experience beyond the eponymous label includes the creative direction of Cerruti Paris womenswear, freelance design for Marc Jacobs at Louis Vuitton and designing successful capsule collections for Topshop, and the top end Laurel line for Fred Perry.
Richard Nicoll made his debut at London Fashion Week in February 2006 and continues to show every season.
Nicoll has collaborated with artist Linder Sterling since AW09 on seasonal prints, and external projects such as designing costumes for her Darktown Cakewalk performance at the Chisenhale Gallery in London and for the subsequent Tim Walker Frieze Art Fair/Channel 4 film. The Richard Nicoll / Linder collaborative i-D Magazine shoot was awarded the cover in October 2009.
Richard Nicoll's initial menswear training means he originally became known for his masculine spin on womenswear and has since evolved into a designer with a finely tuned, perfectly balanced feminine edge. Maintaining the integrity of his design vision whilst also producing a product that customers relate to is at the heart of the Richard Nicoll brand. Nicoll is now looking to apply this same aesthetic to a new menswear line, launched in June 2012. His latest work is for Jack Wills, as there new creative director, as of spring 2015.www.richardnicoll.com