richard nicoll, a.k.a. mr. pink
Richard Nicoll and Thomas Pink. One’s a London fashion week darling with a reputation for idiosyncratic tailoring, the other’s a Jermyn Street stalwart famed for taking English shirtmaking to the wider audience. Now they’ve teamed up for a nine-piece capsule collection for Fall ’08 that will hit stores in mid-August. The focus, naturally enough, is on shirts, with two accompanying skirts and dresses—but this is Pink without the starch, so to speak. “There is only one poplin shirt and one poplin bib-fronted shirtdress, but the rest is fluid and refined,” Nicoll explains. Although he wouldn’t go into details, we can expect silk georgette silhouettes in stormy hues—mauve, dove gray, olive, navy, and peacock blue—that subtly
pay homage to both labels. “It’s a new manifestation of Thomas Pink!” Nicoll promises.