The designer’s debut men’s collection was clean, simple and sporty, resembling his women’s resort collection both in fabrics and in attitude. “The collections are like brother and sister,” said Nicoll.
Showing at the Institute for Contemporary Arts, he used bright white cotton pique for baseball style jackets, which he paired with matching trousers and shorts, and shaped soft leather into short-sleeved shirts and shorts in shades of taupe, teal and white.
He fashioned striped men’s shirting fabrics into breezy tailored suits and shorts and slipped featherweight gray and white cashmere crewneck sweaters over models’ torsos. Nicoll gave the collection a touch of the baroque in the form of baseball jackets cut from vintage jacquard tie fabrics courtesy of Stephen Walters, the British silk weavers founded in the 1720s.