September 17, 2006 London
What Nicoll does very well is shirts. He's even evolved his own signature shape, which is tight, strict, tucked to under the bust, and then floaty below, sometimes with extra long tails for good measure. That's a good look for a lot of women, and quite a smattering in the audience were already wearing his Victoriana winter version. Still, Nicoll has yet to work out what might be equally pleasing to go on the bottom half. For spring, his solution is voluminously pleated, polka-dotted pants, or otherwise short shorts, neither of which exactly have that instant must-wear appeal.