Fashion Designer Richard Nicoll dead at 39

Richard Nicoll dead

Designer Richard Nicoll has died at the age of 39 with reports suggesting he had a heart attack.

The London-born Australia-based designer graduated from Central Saint Martins in 2002 and launched his own label in 2005 with celebrity clients including Kylie Minogue and Kate Bosworth.

However, he closed it in 2014 and has since concentrated on working with other brands and creatives. He had been due to work for Adidas in Germany from early next year, according to reports.

During his career he had also worked with Topshop, Cerutti, Louis Vuitton, Fred Perry and Jack Wills and was most recently involved in collaborations with Sydney fashion players Mikey Nolan and Toby Jones, according to reports.

In July he had been a judge for the International Woolmark Prize’s Australia and New Zealand regional final.

Designer Victoria Beckham helped lead touching tributes to the designer, through an Instagram post noting the ‘tragic loss for the industry’


So sad to hear of Richard Nicoll’s passing, such a tragic loss for the industry and everyone who knew and loved him’. X VB

A photo posted by Victoria Beckham (@victoriabeckham) on


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