Richard Nicoll is a British fashion designer (raised in Australia) who graduated from Central Saint Martins in London in 2002. After his entire graduation collection was purchased by Dolce & Gabbana, he worked as a freelance design consultant for Louis Vuittion alongside Marc Jacobs. However, in 2005 Richard Nicoll set up his own brand. He showed his first collection in Spring Summer 2005 as part of the Fashion East sponsorship during London Fashion Week. Since his debut collection, Richard Nicoll has become very highly regarded by both the press and buyers alike, and he is thought to be one of the most talented young designers around. He seems to favour shaped, sculptured designs and he uses blocks of colour to emphasise the shape of his creations.
In 2007, Richard Nicoll was awarded the "Fashion Forward" sponsorship award for the second consecutive season in 2007. He was also awarded three prizes by ANDAM, a contest supported by the French Ministry and LVMH (LVMH own Louis Vuitton) to bestow honour upon young designers. He was also named "Best Young Designer" at the Elle Style Awards in February, 2008. He has also collaborated with or created capsule collections for Thomas Pink, Ksubi sunglasses and Topshop.
Richard Nicoll can count the following celebrities amongst his clientelle: Björk, Kylie Minogue, Kimberly Stewart and Natalie Imbruglia.
Start London have a small collection of Richard Nicoll dresses online. All the dresses displayed on this page were available at Start London at the time of writing. Start London, although based in the UK, will delivery worldwide.
No, but stockists in the UK currently include Browns Focus, The Shop at Bluebird, Liberty and, of course, Start.