If Phoebe Philo is the Wonder Woman to Celine, then Richard Nicoll is the Flash to Cerruti. Well, my point is.. both did a terrific job in reinventing each brand, but Nicoll is less exposed. I love the fall 2010 collection – Nicoll’s first Cerruti collection. It made me aware of Cerruti and I wondered if he would keep it up… And voila! The spring 2011 collection is just magnificent. One of my favorites from this season’s fashion week. I like the mix of body-con fit with draped soft materials, creating a tough-yet-soft look.
He also played with geometric patterns, giving a modern twist to the collection.
It’s great that Cerruti appointed Nichols. Because the brand now has the potential to be as coveted as Lanvin, but in an understated way.