Richard Nicoll: Autumn/Winter ’13

Richard Nicoll’s second menswear collection at LC: M continued to demonstrate the same sleek, pared back aesthetic that we saw in his SS ’13 debut. With a palette consisting of blue hues, grey, white and vibrant hi-visibility orange, Nicoll showcased a range of garments in slim and loose fittings. Contrasting merino wool and cashmere suiting offered a more conservative clothing option alongside paint-spattered jeans and slouchy angora knitwear.

Sharply angled biker jackets presented a streamline alternative to a typically padded item of clothing, with a magnificent contrasting navy and grey jacket offering additional volume and movement for those who desire it in their outerwear.  There was a utilitarian quality to each look, no doubt attributed to the heavy industrialist inspiration listed amongst the show notes. Fortunately this didn’t dominate, and Nicoll’s coherent collection further established the designer’s ability to translate the uncluttered aesthetic of his womenswear to the male wardrobe.