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Richard Nicoll’s MA Fashion Womenswear line-up, 2002

Richard Nicoll, 1977-2016

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Published date 21 October 2016

We are shocked and saddened by the death of our friend and alum, the wonderful Richard Nicoll, 1977-2016.

Richard Nicoll's MA Fashion Womenswear line-up, 2002

Nicoll’s MA Fashion Womenswear line-up, 2002


“Richard will be remembered as both a very talented designer and a charming and elegant human being. I knew him first as a kind-hearted, sensitive, and gifted student, and he took these qualities with him throughout his successful design career. Richard was one of those special alumni who touched and inspired his fellow students. He showed them that to find an original and audible voice you do not necessarily have to shout. He will be greatly missed.”

Fabio Piras, Course Leader MA Fashion


“Richard Nicoll was a perceptive and extremely sensitive designer. He was versatile and had the most acutely honed sensibility for colour of all the designers of his generation. As an individual he was reserved and wore his talent lightly, he was thoughtful and had a great sense of humour. It is difficult to believe he is gone”

Willie Walters, Fashion Programme Director 1998-2016

Richard Nicoll, 1977-2016, graduated from BA Fashion in Menswear 2000 and MA Fashion Womenswear 2002.