London Collections: Men - Richard Nicoll AW13
After the bright white and Yves Klein blue of his debut menswear collection for summer, Richard Nicoll’s autumn offering was slightly muddier. Chambray tones featured alongside grey and black, save for final flashes of the season’s big colour, orange. The silhouette also changed as hems and shoulders dropped and outerwear became more dramatic, especially when made in bright colours or foil-effect finishes. In contrast, the neater tailoring with an interesting dual-tone block effect was more successful, while Nicoll continued with soft leather from spring with biker jackets and trousers.
In short Plenty of sellable pieces, but the collection lacked the excitement of Nicoll’s first menswear outing.