The fashion industry was saddened by the unexpected passing of a true talent yesterday, 39 year old English-Australian designer, Richard Nicoll. Nicoll passed away of a suspected heart attack in the early hours of the morning in the Australian city of Sydney. Nicoll contributed enormously to the British Fashion Industry. He adopted London as his home away from home after studying and graduating with an MA from Central Saint Martins. His works were on display at numerous London Fashion Weeks and were subject to much praise and acclaim. The late designer, who was known for producing versatile and practical collections, was also favoured among the stars; with the likes of Keira Knightley and Anne Hathaway gracing the red carpet in Nicoll’s pieces. As well as establishing his own brand, Nicoll has worked with the likes of Marc Jacobs and Louis Vuitton. He contributed to high street brands such as Jack Wills and Topshop, and he was also set to become the creative director of Adidas in Germany. It is heartbreaking when the world loses such a talent at such a young age, but Nicoll’s legacy is sure to live on.

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