The fashion world lost one of its stars this past Friday morning, as London designer Richard Nicoll passed away.
The 39-year-old had an unexpected heart attack in his home in Sydney, Australia, his family confirmed in a statement.
“Richard was one of the quiet stars of fashion. He was a true gentleman, a wonderful friend and a much loved son. Anyone that had the privilege of knowing him knew that he had a heart of gold, an innate kindness and a modesty and humility that sometimes didn’t allow him to acknowledge his own exceptional creative talent.”
The British designer lived in Sydney, Australia, but was based in London where he regularly attended Fashion Week and was well-loved throughout the fashion community. Following his debut at 2006’s Fashion Week, Nicoll won three Association Nationale pour le Développement des Arts de la Mode (ANDAM) prizes.
Named Best Young Designer at the Elle Style Awards in 2009, Nicoll’s talent was instantly picked up by the fashion community when Dolce & Gabanna bought his entire MA graduate collection. His work as a fashion designer included collaborations with Louis Vuitton, Linder Sterling, and Cerruti.
In January, Richard was set to act as creative director with sportswear giant Adidas in January.
Our thoughts are with Nicoll’s friends and family.
Original article from Business of Fashion: https://www.businessoffashion.com/articles/news-analysis/richard-nicoll-1977-2016