Richard Nicoll SS15

Special normal: lived-in minimalism that clashed craft with the industrial, topped off with custom kicks

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Richard Nicoll, SS15 Mens collection, Dazed backstage
Backstage at Richard Nicoll SS15 Photography Russ McClintock

Initial reaction:

The un-ironed minimalist. This season, Nicoll’s coolly modern silhouettes had a more lived-in feel: from pristine white t-shirts to silver bombers, fabrics were crumpled and deliberately creased. New face Richard Detwiler opened and closed.

Techno realness:

The collection felt like a meeting between craftsmanship and the industrial. A bomber jacket merged a handmade shibori pattern with a glossy, techno-like coating, and crumpled shirts had flat-packed metallic bonded breast pockets, contrasting the real and the synthetic. It was an exercise in Nicoll’s ‘special normal’, underscored by his show notes that listed words like ‘innovative familiarity’ and ‘personalised basics’.

How they wore it:

With sandals or Adidas Gazelles – some of the latter customised and embellished with white bottle caps and safety pins by Judy Blame.

The soundtrack to Richard Nicoll SS15:

SS15's collection was decidedly more muted in hue than last season, when Nicoll sent Patrick Bateman to the prom. See it below:

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