— February 20, 2012 —

richard nicoll: f/w '12

There was literally a buzz about Richard Nicoll's Fall 2012 show in London today: a technology buzz. Nicoll's show wasaccessorisedwith gizmos and gadgets from Vodafone, including a briefcase which doubles as a charger for your mobile phone. An interesting and innovative touch, but what of the clothes? Well, they were signature Nicoll in their relaxed fit and menswear inspired cut, with some bi-coloured pleating added in to give his collection a feminine touch. Nicoll also flirted with sexiness, introducing high slits and peekaboo transparency, a technique that has spilled over from Spring 2012 into Fall. However, the Richard Nicoll girl is decidedly more sleek and modern for Fall; not just in terms of technology but in terms of wardrobe, too. She is minimal in her approach, favouring simplicity over layering; monotone instead of multi-colours; utility instead of embellishment. Fuss-free clothes for a fuss-free lifestyle. We love it.