Richard was born in London and grew up in Australia. Since graduating from the Central Saint Martin’s MA in 2002, Richard Nicoll has continuously been lauded for his work his experience includes freelance consulting alongside Marc Jacobs at Louis Vuitton, being awarded three ANDAM prizes in 2008, and being named ‘Best Young Designer’ at the Elle Style Awards during London Fashion Week SS09.
Solidifying his trajectory the last 12 months alone have seen Nicoll take the position of Creative Director of Womenswear at Cerruti in Paris, be shortlisted for the inaugural British Fashion Council / Vouge Designer Fashion Fund and have his Linder Sterling / AW09 collaboration awarded the international cover of i-D magazine (un-heard of for a non-advertiser).
Nicoll has also been appointed design director of Womenswear for Fred Perry's premium line and has launched his 7th best-selling capsule collection for Topshop.
Following ten years working in advertising as a Group Account Director managing multi-million pound clients and award winning creative teams Jo Knight joined Richard as his business partner in 2005.
Richard’s previous menswear training was valuable in establishing himself as ‘king of the shirt’ as quoted by Suzie Menkes and the shirts were a sell our around the world. Demand from press and retailers alike has seen these shirts develop into a separate ‘Richard Nicoll Shirt’ line, current stockiest include Dover ST Market in London, Colette in Paris, and Barneys NYC.
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