London Fashion Week honours Richard Nicoll with Nicoll Blue
In a special tribute to Richard Nicoll, London Fashion Week February 2017 salutes his talent with a colour dedicated to him, , chosen by a group of his close friends and developed by the Pantone Color Institute. The Arundel St 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 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).
The Nicoll Blue custom colour was developed and standardized by the Pantone Color Institute. The Nicoll Blue paint was exclusively blended by Valspar®.