LCM: Richard Nicoll AW14
Last year’s FW14, Richard Nicoll was distinctly subtler with a color pallet containing muted blues, soft greys, and plenty of white. This year he offers a vast array of shocking colours to counteract the darkest months of the year, giving us a great end to the first day of the London Collections: Men. The show starts out with a nod to the polka dot trend, followed by straight cut jackets fitted with a faux fur collar in strong blues and vibrant red tones. For a man who is known for his masculine designs seen in his womenswear collections, Richard Nicoll has created a men’s collection with a clear feminine influence including ruffled shirts (hello 1980’s prom outfit) and flower power bomber jackets. Somehow - in true Nicoll style - he manages to pull it off. The sleek, sideways wet look compliments the clothes, giving the outfits center stage.
The colors may be feminine, but the cut is noticeably masculine and Nicoll even manages to add a slice of effortless street style with his DISCREET sweaters and slouchy trousers. To top the outfits off, add glitsening shoes in metallic colors.
A few accessories can also be seen, including skinny belts, caps and a mini wallet in, also in metallic.
Contributor: Almara Abgarian