May 23, 2019 | By Alice Gividen
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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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