Richard Nicoll Studio Visit

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New year, new clothes. The AW13 collections are earlier than ever this season, as the second London Collections: Men kicks off today ahead of Pitti, Milan and Paris, following the success of the capital’s AW12 standalone schedule. As designers put the finishing touches to their collections; carry out castings, fittings and hair tests, we go on a series of studio visits to get a feel of what to expect. Our final behind-the-scenes peek is Richard Nicoll, who makes immaculately balancedclassicist designs from his work-space on east London’s Kingsland Road.

Dazed Digital: What was the biggest challenge in putting the collection together?
Richard Nicoll:Christmas.

DD: Favourite advice you’ve had from someone?
Richard Nicoll:
When the going gets tough, the tough get going.

DD: Any tips for staying calm during fashion week?

Richard Nicoll:Xanax.

DD: …Or staying awake when there’s so much work to do?

Richard Nicoll:Strong Coffee.

DD: What were the first pieces in the collection you designed?

Richard Nicoll:The parkas and the leather pieces.

DD: What are you most proud of?
Richard Nicoll:I’m really proud of the collection as a whole and proud of my team for making it happen.


DD: What other shows are you looking forward to seeing?
Richard Nicoll:
I’m actually looking forward to seeing it all.

DD: Who embodies the spirit of your collection?

Richard Nicoll:David Byrne.


DD: Sum up AW13 in three words…

Richard Nicoll:No-Wave, Industrial and Classical.

DD: What difference does fashion make?
Richard Nicoll:It makes none in the grand scheme of things but being able to dream is important.

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Richard Nicoll Studio Visit

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