Paying homage to the late designer Richard Nicoll, London Fashion Week have dedicated a Pantone colour in his name sake.
Passing away suddenly last October in Australia, Nicoll was only 39 years of age and in his designing prime. The shade of muted blue was chosen by a selective group of Nicoll’s friends and developed by Pantone Colour Institute. No accident, a blue hue was chosen due to his overt affection for the colour, evident through his multiple menswear collections shown at London Fashion Week.
Throughout Nicoll’s career, he worked with some of the top names in industry including, Jack Wills, Fred Perry and Marc Jacobs before launching his self named brand. More than just innovative design, Nicoll was widely acclaimed for his genuine personality and his inspiring character. “For a decade, Richard’s life-enhancing gift for bonding people together contributed immeasurably to the spirit of a whole London fashion generation” heart felt words from Sarah Mower BFC Ambassador for Emerging Talent, on the topic of how Nicoll enhanced this world.
In further tribute, a minute’s silence will be held before the anticipated Central Saint Martins MA show where he graduated from in 2002.