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“For AW12 I thought about modern work habits and looked to constructivism, Tati’s ‘Playtime’ and industrial factory wear for form and colour references.” Australian born and London based minimal womenswear designer Richard Nicoll merged military workwear with relevant day wear for his AW12 presentation. Creating a unique and interactive lookbook experience, Nicoll invited attendees to step inside a virtual photographer’s studio. Presented at each stage, from rail to make-up artist to model, each considered outfit came in a palette of ash grey, hazard orange, electric and powder blue, texturised by wool herringbone, flannel and spliced with silks, cahsmere and mohair fabrics. Instigating what the designer believes is a metaphor for the pace at which we all work in modern times, the clean, utilitarian, purposeful aesthetic Nicoll is so well known for was exercised exquisitely again this season. Simple lines for beautiful, grown up girls.
Text: Milly McMahon