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Spring / Summer 2014

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Wendy Nichol Spring/Summer 2014 from Wendy Nichol on Vimeo.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 After a few seasons presenting her capsule collections of ready-to-wear by appointment, Wendy Nichol staged her first-ever fashion show today. And she didn't pull any punches: Nichol has always had a taste for the occult, and this time out, she fully engaged it, mashing up Victorian Gothic silhouettes and a new-age, Wiccan vibe for a collection loosely themed around the signs of the zodiac. The look was very, very specific—though it ought to be noted that, styled differently, many of Nichol's simpler pieces, like her bustier underpinnings, leather vests, or bias-cut slipdresses could translate into many women's wardrobes. That wasn't the point, though. The woman who is looking for items such as a fitted, ribboned silk jacket with a blouse sewn into it, vintage-style, or a floor-length tulle skirt with just the suggestion of a bustle, is going to be over the moon that Nichol is producing them. Even skeptics ought to take a second look at Nichol's work: Her construction is simply extraordinary. The details she finessed for the looks in this show are virtually uncountable, and Nichol didn't stint on material, either. It's very much to her credit that the result only looks like magic.

By Maya Singer

style.com

September 4th, 2013

Fall / Winter 2013

 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Model: Basia

 

 

 

 

 

Wendy Nichol A/W 2013 from Wendy Nichol on Vimeo.

 

 

 There have been a lot of tough looks on the runway this season—clothes with a discernible don't-mess-with-me attitude. Wendy Nichol wasn't immune to the trend, but her new collection put a different spin on intimidation. There was a sexy Wiccan vibe at work, one not far removed from the bohemian vibe Nichol has conjured in the past, but with a decidedly fiercer mien. The notable development was the body-consciousness of Nichol's clothes; the designer introduced new pencil-skirt, legging, and bra-top shapes, all made from soft plonge leather. Elsewhere, her more diaphanous silhouettes elaborated on looks from last season, as did the characteristically refined outerwear. Details were telling—hieroglyphic embroidery added an idiosyncratic element here and there, while the daggered paneling on several pieces underscored the witchy tone that was most overt in a slipdress of dip-dyed French lace and an Empire-waist coat in velvet. Nichol also came up with a few intriguing styling pieces, including removable fringed epaulets and fingerless leather gloves with snaps. All in all, the vision here was eccentric. But—pun intended—it cast a spell.

By Maya Singer

style.com

March 12th, 2013

 

 

Spring / Summer 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

Models: Jimmy Grillo, Agne, Amanda Merten, Jessica Zamora-Turner

 

 

 

 

Wendy Nichol Spring/Summer 2013 from Wendy Nichol on Vimeo.

 

Spring /Summer 2013

This is Wendy Nichol's third season designing apparel, and by now, she's made a couple things clear. First, Nichol is dedicated to making collections that are capsule-size. Second, she's committed to a few key silhouettes, such as a boyish blazer and an apron-style dress. Both the smallness and the repetitiveness of her collections are in service to her borderline obsessive-compulsive need to refine her core pieces and make them ever more luxurious. The seemingly simple pieces here were freakishly luxe—to wit, an oat-toned sheer silk dress, detailed with intricate seaming and shoulder ruching, not to mention the fluid pleats that seemed to have been magicked into the garment's construction. A similar black dress with balloon sleeves and a full skirt required so much material, it made your head spin. Nichol's clothes earn their cost.

Top of mind for Nichol this season was to hone her line's point of view. On the one hand, she's given an even freer hand to her romantic streak, incorporating tons of wispy silk and lace and introducing a few lingerie items, including a bra and panty set. On the other hand, lest all her sheers make you think Nichol impractical, she put the focus on short suiting and lightweight outerwear. An excellent, aggressively simplified A-line military coat came at functionality from one direction; a new range of fitted, mercerized cotton layering pieces came at it from another.

One additional note: Nichol occasionally bothers to make a superb hat. This season, she collaborated with Trivial on a few remarkable styles, built off vintage Japanese hat blocks and then manipulated and exaggerated. They'll be huge for editorial, though you'd have to be daring to try some of these mega-chapeaux on the street.

By Maya Singer

style.com

October 8th, 2012

 

 Fall / Winter 2012

 

 

  

 

  

  

 

 

Model: Katherine Kin

Fall / Winter 2012

Wendy Nichol operates her studio out of a room at the back of her Soho boutique—a room so petite, it's hard to believe the amount of stuff that comes out of it. Nichol designs jewelry and bags, and as of last season, clothes; the fact that she sees fit to spin all those plates out of a small, serviceable space is telling, somehow. Simply put, she doesn't have room for the extraneous.


The designer's new collection of ready-to-wear is thus appropriately concise. In general, she's focused on outerwear, all studiously well cut. A sharp black trench trimmed in leather, with a detachable lining embroidered in a crocodile pattern, was a standout; so too the blanket coat, with its high collar, and the fringed cream leather blazer. Elsewhere, Nichol refined and updated a few of her key silhouettes from Spring, including her apron dress and boyish button-downs. Her clothes don't jump out at you—even a sheer shirtdress in French lace had a quiet, almost monastic quality—but their details make them sing. To wit, that blanket coat, which was done in a very rich cashmere blend, trimmed in leather, and fully lined in wool taffeta. You get the sense that Nichol is so committed to keeping her range of product small because she wants to give each individual piece its due. That's an admirable stance.

By Maya Singer

style.com

March 16th, 2012

 

Spring / Summer 2012 

 

  

 

 

 

 

  

 

Model: Kalyane Tea

 

 

 

 

 

Wendy Nichol SS2012 Lookbook from Wendy Nichol on Vimeo.

 

 

 

 

 

Spring / Summer 2012

 Over the years, as Wendy Nichol has established herself as a cult phenomenon accessories designer, it's been difficult to put a finger on her aesthetic. Her jewelry is typically spare and geometric, with a punkish edge, whereas her bags often feature lots of fringe and have a more bohemian feeling. Now Nichol has introduced her first apparel collection, and at first glance, the clothes seem to complicate matters: Where do these minimal, relatively androgynous pieces fit into the scheme of things?

Dig a little deeper, though, and Nichol's worldview emerges. Simply put, she makes clothes—and jewelry and bags—for urbane women with a romantic streak and a need for stuff that just plain works. The romantic streak reveals itself in both the collection's vintage touches—construction Nichol describes as 1900's-inspired, as in a shawl-collared jacket that ties at the waist or an apron skirt—and in her fabrications, such as sheer chiffon, washed charmeuse, and handkerchief linen. You can ascribe both a sense of romance and a utilitarian point of view to the collection's easy, mostly oversize shapes. Elsewhere, the make-it-work thing comes to the fore, as in neat sleeveless button-downs and soft trousers and culottes that look like mix-and-match wardrobe essentials for next spring. Nichol's clothes are too spare to be as instantly appealing as her accessories, but upon close inspection, the handmade quality that's a trademark of her brand makes them memorable.

By Maya Singer

style.com

October 12th, 2011

 

Fall / Winter 2011

Wendy Nichol AW2011 Lookbook from Wendy Nichol on Vimeo.