It may have been inspired by the Amish, but Richard Nicoll’s polished, sophisticated collection was far from staid or dour. The designer put a sexy spin on some austere silhouettes, turning out sheer shirts with biblike collars, layered chiffon and silk skirts, and diaphanous floor-length shirtdresses worn over trousers. He also worked some tailored pieces into the collection, toying with tuxedo trousers and jacket shapes.

It may have been inspired by the Amish, but Richard Nicoll's polished, sophisticated collection was far from staid or dour. The designer put a sexy spin on some austere silhouettes, turning out sheer shirts with biblike collars, layered chiffon and silk skirts, and diaphanous floor-length shirtdresses worn over trousers. He also worked some tailored pieces into the collection, toying with tuxedo trousers and jacket shapes.

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