Remembering Designer Richard Nicoll with Nicoll Blue

Nicoll Blue: the new Pantone colour in memory of the designer


When news of his death broke during October of last year, it shocked the fashion world. Now designer Richard Nicoll is being remembered with a special honour at this year’s London Fashion Week.

Colour authority Pantone has teamed up with the British Fashion Council to salute the talented designer with a colour named in his memory: Nicoll Blue.

The colour and the name were chosen by the designer’s close friends and to fully honour Richard, a minute’s silence will be observed prior to the Central Saint Martins MA show this Friday, Feb 17th (Richard was a former graduate of the design school).

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Richard Nicoll to be honoured by Pantone with his own colour Nicoll Blue

Speaking about Nicoll Blue, The BFC’s Sarah Mower said: “Richard was a designer whose talent and character inspired all around him. He registered his affinity for the spectrum of blues hundreds of times in the collections he showed in London. The visual presence of Nicoll Blue throughout the main fashion week venue is a way to remember and celebrate a great London friend and to convey our respects and eternal gratitude to his family.”

Richard Nicoll will be remembered as an innovative designer of his eponymous line, as well as a legacy that included design stints at Marc Jacobs for Louis Vuitton and Cerruti 1881.


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