WHEN Richard Nicoll died suddenly last October, his passing left a void that his creativity and innovation once joyously filled. Now, four months after his death, his friends have come together to remember the designer is a way that represents his love of the arts, his gentle nature, and his trademark shade of choice, blue.
"Richard’s closest friends and collaborators have chosen creativity as a way to deal with the loss of such an inspirational human," Vogue creative director, Jaime Perlman, who commissioned the film, said today. "I asked Richard’s friend Tim Walker to make a film inspired by Nicoll Blue, the Pantone colour, which was designed as a tribute to him. The film project became a group effort of other important people to Richard, including Harry Alexander, Lulu Kennedy, Madeleine Østlie, and Sian Ahern and Ben Crook from Eaux who did the music. I truly think Richard would have loved the final result."
The film isn't the only way the fashion world are remembering Nicoll this week. In addition to Pantone introducing Nicoll Blue into its official palette, at the Central Saint Martins show this evening at 8pm, a minute's silence will be observed to reflect on the life of a man whose life and work left an indelible imprint behind.Remembering Richard Nicoll