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Richard Nicoll

SWINGING SOMNAMBULISTS
London
: A designer fond of feminine underpinnings and frothy fabrics, Richard Nicoll found natural inspiration this season in girls’ nightgown patterns from the Sixties. The delicate duds provided a vehicle for Nicoll to explore the limits of his usual cache of transparent materials, from chiffon to Mod vinyl. Babydoll tops, ruffly details and glossy bubblegum pink embraced the girly attitude; while corseted bodices and floaty slips added a side of sass to all the sweetness. Nicoll wisely cut through the treacle with of-the-moment surf influences (neoprene bike shorts and zip-up jackets) and sleek columnar silhouettes reinforced with hoop boning – an appropriate nod to both vintage undergarments and Space Age structure. – Nivara Xaykao

Silhouette: Long and languid / Columnar

Color: Seafoam / Cornflower /Bubblegum pink

Key Items: Babydoll tee / Woven tunic / Sheer maxi skirt / Slip dress / Bustier dress / Baseball cardigan

Print + Pattern: Tropical jacquard / Faint florals

Materials: Chiffon / Neoprene / Vinyl / Lamé

Details + Trim: Self-ruffles / Hoop boning

Accessories + Footwear: Cat-eye sunglasses / Clear heels

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