London Fashion Week ends today, but don't trip, I have all the looks you need to see. From Burberry Prorsum to Richard Nicoll, Matthew Williamson to Marios Schwab, there has been plenty to ooh and ahh over — check out which Williamson looks Fab UK has been fancying. On the flip side, there was lots to cringe at, too. You gotta love the funky spirit of London! Ready for the Brit ride?
Spring is blooming at Topshop. Both Richard Nicoll and Mary Katrantzou's new Spring collections for the British mass retailer debut this week. Shall we review? Richard Nicoll's collection is ultra femme with a funky twist — bustier tops, cropped tees, and high-waist shorts in peaches and pinks. Then there's Greek designer Mary Katrantzou, who delivers leotards and t-shirt dresses with simple cuts but bold prints. Pick your favorites now.
Want to see what else springy is happening at Topshop? Check out this video look book.
>> Richard Nicoll Designing Cerruti? —Italian heritage label Cerruti promised it would disclose the name of its new womenswear designer, succeeding Jean Paul Knott after his 18 month stint, in September. Although there hasn't been an official announcement, word from JC Report is it's London designer Richard Nicoll who's quietly taken over and is showing in Paris, although WWD has the Spring 2010 collection up and credits "Cerruti's design team" with the work. [JC Report Twitter, WWD]
UPDATE: Nicoll confirms that he has signed on to Cerruti for three seasons, his first runway show for the brand will be in Paris for Fall 2010. [WWD]
Last week, at the Centre For Fashion Enterprise pop-up showroom, we had the pleasure of meeting Richard Nicoll, maker of our favorite Topshop frock and all-around star designer. After a break-out MA collection at Central St Martins in 2002, Nicoll went on to show as part of the Fashion East gang and then, later, was backed by Topshop's New Gen program. More recently, Nicoll won the ANDAM prize as well as the British Fashion Council's Fashion Forward Award. Needless to say, he's faring quite well. Nicoll's standout Fall 2009 collection started by way of a print collaboration with the British artist Linder and explored deconstruction and femininity themes. Check out our snapshots from the showroom along with runway images below.
This morning Net-a-Porter revealed their first deliveries from Richard Nicoll's cruise collection, and the wash of colors has us dreaming for vacation time. This midseason offering fits in nicely with Nicoll's Spring 09 collection which similarly features jolts of hot pink and silhouettes that are streamlined and loose-fitting. Nicoll is a graduate of Central St Martins and worked with Marc Jacobs at Louis Vuitton before launching his own collection in 2005. Along with the first four pieces from his cruise collection, the designer created an exclusive item for Net-a-Porter--namely, his coveted oversized t-shirt dress in navy (left). Classic, modern, and versatile it's no wonder Net-a-Porter requested he make the hot pink dress in another shade. Now Nicoll customers can get the bright statement dress and the classic basic from the same great silhouette.