• Text Tempe Nakiska
  • 7th January 2014

Man waits for no trend

An air of old things made new kicked off Richard Nicoll’s show. The first few looks brought outerwear and bottoms that recalled the menswear of times past: cropped aviator jackets paired with high cut, pleated pants and bombers trimmed with fur and accented with leather panelling.

Then came the change: baggy leather shorts in pine green worn with a checked shirt and grey marle jumper, a silhouette that returned in various incarnations from here. Silk florals cast in oriental blues and reds punctuated the play-off between masculine and feminine, a game Nicoll is well versed in across both his mens and womens collections.

The Australian designer is, after all, a master of combining contrasting themes to craft effortless sportswear that speaks its own language. A final series of matching pastel looks capped this fact off, their translucence and ruffle detailing boldly advising us that Nicoll’s man waits for no trend.