Fashion designer Richard Nicoll dies of a heart attack, aged 39

Posted by Ando, 22 Oct

We  woke up to heart-breaking news this morning, as it was revealed that fashion designer Richard Nicoll had died.

Paramedics were rushed to the 39-year-old fashion designer’s home in Sydney, Australia, but found him unconscious. An official statement released by his family confirms that he suffered a heart attack.

"It is with great sadness that we confirm that Richard Nicoll passed away unexpectedly this morning in Australia from a heart attack," the statement read.

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"Richard was one of the quiet stars of fashion. He was a true gentleman, a wonderful friend and a much-loved son. Anyone that had the privilege of knowing him knew that he had a heart of gold, an innate kindness and a modesty and humility that sometimes didn't allow him to acknowledge his own exceptional creative talent.

“He loved his life in Australia. He had recently confirmed a new role at Adidas and a collaboration with Woolmark, both of which he was excited about.

“We will miss his handsome face, his sense of humor and his love."

This is a devastating loss not only for his family and friends, but for the world of fashion, who owes him so much for all of his hard work since the start of his career.

Some of his career-defining moments included having his student Central Saint Martins collection purchased in full by Dolce and Gabbana, working with the likes of Cerruti, Marc Jacobs and Louis Vuitton, among others; not to mention dressing some of the world’s biggest A-listers from Diane Kruger to Kiera Knightley to everyone else in-between.

He was due to take up the position of creative director at Adidas in January 2017.

RIP, Richard Nicoll.  Gone but never forgotten.

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