SKIPPING A SEASON: After deciding against showing a collection at the London men’s shows earlier this month, London-based designer Richard Nicoll will also be taking a season out of the women’s shows in London for fall 2015. The designer told WWD that he was taking the time out to “consolidate [his] business strategy.” “In the 10 years that I’ve been doing my label, the fashion seasonal structure has changed a lot, with increased seasons and commercial pressures,” said Nicoll, who is known for clean, easy silhouettes, often with clever construction and inventive fabrications. “I felt the need to pause and think of the best and most relevant way forward for now,” he said. The designer will deliver his spring collection to stores, and noted that his Richard Nicoll label will continue “but in a different capacity,” with plans to relaunch it for resort 2016. The Australian-born designer counts Liberty, Harvey Nichols, Net-a-porter.com and Selfridges among his stockists. Nicoll continues to work with the British label Jack Wills as creative director on a part time basis. As to future plans, Nicoll said he’s open to “new projects and collaborations.” His next will be working with Wallpaper magazine on its Handmade exhibition, which celebrates craft and creativity. But aside from that, the designer said he’s looking forward to “just having a bit of thinking and researching space.”

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