30 January 2014

Richard Nicoll Autumn/Winter 2014 Collection

Wanting to explore contrasting and complimentary patterns, colours and texture, this collection juxtaposes the 70s formal look with today’s street style.

Nicoll plays around with the ruffled tuxedo shirt style popular in the 70’s by changing the cotton fabric to diaphanous organza and by breaking the symmetry of his ruffled rows. He keeps the 70’s love of colour. With matching straight trousers this formal look ranged from pale mint, bright yellow, bright blue to a more subtle purple and denim blue.

Highly polished patent shoes come in a range of striking colours from metallics to ruby red and cobalt blue. For daywear shirt collars are edged with satin ribbons. No ties here, instead a single coloured ribbon strip adorns the length of the placket ...

... Or three form a wider striped band to create a hybrid tie design folded over at the top just underneath the collar.

Adding sparkle and shine are the lightweight bomber jackets in a metallic tweed pattern and blue floral brocade.  Trousers varied from the straight flat front style to the baggier pleated style. Many have turn-ups and some also sport a contrasting stripe down the side seams.

Overcoats usually of sombre shades also embrace colour from powder blue to burnt red.
 Styles range from the slouchy raglan to the more tailored single and double breasted.

The more casual jackets are bolder in colour including a bright vermillion car coat trimmed with faux fur collar, teamed with ruby red patent shoes and worn over trousers with lilac side seam stripes.

Feeling the blues is the tailored duffle coat lined in faux fur and worn with tonal polka dot jumper, gingham shirt and corduroy trousers.

The bomber jacket appears again. This time a heavier and warmer look in wool trimmed with faux fur collars and leather sleeves.

Emblazoned on the front of a light grey fine knit jumper, the word DISCREET was anything but with a square background in neon yellow and teamed with matching yellow trousers.  But this collection is all about opposing elements of discretion/decadence and order/chaos.
Part of this collection will be available in the summer at UK stockists  
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