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April 20 2014

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The Split-Second Preview: Richard Nicoll

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The Fall ’13 season is now well underway, and as we follow the shows to London, Milan, and Paris, we’ve asked some of the most anticipated names tooffer a sneak peek. Naturally, it’s a busy time for everyone—designers and fashion watchers alike—so we’re pioneering the split-second preview: tweet-length previews at 140 characters or less. To view all of our Fall ’13 previews, click here.


WHO: Richard Nicoll

WHERE: London

WHEN: Sunday, February 17

WHAT: “Masculine glamour/fabrics in disguise/the special normal/louche elegance/fashion codes and utilitarian luxury.” —Richard Nicoll. The designer sent us a shot of his mood board (above), and a snap of one of his Fall ’13 fabrics (below).

Worlds Collide In London, Where Donna And Samba Mingle

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The world converged in London last night. “I’ve just flown in from L.A.,” said a breathless Donna Karan, “after Barbra Streisand’s closing-night concert at the bowl. The jet lag hasn’t kicked in yet.” Karan has been outfitting her friend Babs for the singer’s world tour, but the customer still comes first, which is what brought her to Harvey Nichols, to launch her own boutique and show her Resort collection. (Nicks’ brass said Karan was the top seller on its international floor last week.) Yasmin Le Bon (left, with Karan), Irina Lazareanu, and biking gold medalist Victoria Pendleton were among those on hand to welcome her.


Meanwhile, across town, another American transplant was celebrating its London debut: SushiSamba, the Japanese-meets-Brazilian chain, which opens its doors at East London’s Heron Tower. Alison Mosshart, McQueen muse Annabelle Neilson, Katie Grand, and Richard Nicoll (left) were among the revelers, as was Style.com’s roving advice columnist Waris Ahluwalia, while Pixie Geldof’s band Violet played a set Mark Ronson spun the tunes. (His uncle, Gerald Ronson, built the tower.) At Harvey Nichols, Yasmin Le Bon was applauding her friend Donna’s knack for knowing how real women want to dress in the real world, but the dress code here was more unreal woman in the unreal world: a clatch of barely clothed samba dancers. “You know it’s a good party when you’re picking feathers out of your mouth all night,” Peter Pilotto said with a laugh.

Photos: Courtesy Photo

Get The Look: Graphic Design

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Sweater dressing just got more fun. Designers have been studying their geometry and colorful graphic patterns have made their way onto comfy pullovers. Flare magazine fashion director Liz Cabral demonstrated how right these sweaters can be when she stepped out in London wearing a striped Joe Fresh number with a pair of leather trousers. And the marketplace is filled with covetable options from 3.1 Phillip Lim to Richard Nicoll to Clements Ribeiro. Here, we’ve rounded up four of favorite options. Maybe saying goodbye to summer isn’t so bad after all.


From top left: Richard Nicoll sweater, $710, available at www.netaporter.com; Giulietta sweater, $695, available at www.farfetch.com; Clements Ribeiro sweater, $1,435, available at www.netaporter.com; 3.1 Phillip Lim sweater, $450, available at www.otte.com.

Photos: Tommy Ton; Courtesy Photos

A Minnie Moment

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Last fall, it was Miss Piggy who had a serious moment on the fashion scene, thanks to her role in the Muppets film as a Paris Vogue editor and the resulting collaborations, editorials, and beauty deals). This season, however, there’s another lovable starlet who is set to stage a fashion week comeback: Minnie Mouse. British Vogue reports today that Minnie is getting a style upgrade, courtesy of designers including Richard Nicoll, Giles Deacon, Piers Atkinson, and Meadham Kirchhoff. As part of the Disney collaboration, the designers will be creating one-off garments (called the Minnie Mouse Must Haves), inspired by her signature bow and polka dots, during London fashion week. Afterwards, the items will be auctioned off on eBay to benefit the Fashion Arts Foundation. Whether we will also be seeing her cohorts, like Mickey Mouse, Daisy Duck, and Donald Duck, also hit the runway, remains uncertain for now.

Photo: Vogue U.K.

While Others Go For The Gold, Young London’s Designers Go For The Red, Blue, And Green

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The upcoming Summer Olympics have inspired plenty of designers to think sporty. But even those without court and pool on the mind are celebrating the event in their own ways. The Games are on English soil this year, so U.K. retailer Matches is indulging in a little well-deserved patriotic peacocking. The store commissioned a handful of London’s young guns—Jonathan Saunders, Erdem Moralioglu, Mary Katrantzou, Richard Nicoll, Holly Fulton, Roksanda Ilincic, J.W. Anderson, and the label Herself—to design limited-edition T-shirts whose proceeds will benefit the Disposessed Fund, which fights poverty in London. “London is the center of attention at the moment with the Jubilee and Olympics right around the corner,” said Saunders (above, with a model in his design). “Not to mention the fact it has become the epicenter of such innovative design. I’m just happy to be a part of it in my own way.” His own way being one that won’t look at all out of place once the Games have bestowed their final medal and gone on their merry way. The shirts retail for £60 each (about $94) and are available today at Matches stores and www.matchesfashion.com for those outside the country.

Photos: Courtesy of Matches