We got word last month that Richard Nicoll would be designing a bridal line for Topshop and today that we finally get a look at it, thanks to Vogue UK.
The collaboration, aptly called Tie The Knot!, is the first foray into bridal for both Nicoll and Topshop–and suffice to say it’s not like any wedding dress collection you’ve seen yet. Which, of course, is exactly what the designer was aiming for.
“I proposed the idea after my spring/summer 2012 show. I liked the idea of making a modern affordable alternative to meringue culture,” Nicoll told Vogue UK. “The dresses are marketed as bridal but would equally be suitable as bridesmaid or cocktail dresses.”
The frocks bare Nicoll’s signature clean lines and fuss-free sensibility–with a unique twist. There are white lace t-shirt dresses, simple slip dresses, bustier details and layered floor length skirts, in the seven piece capsule collection. They’d make for excellent, statement-making wedding dresses (for a very bold, non-traditional bride) but they’d also look right at home at practically any other summer soiree. And their price reflects that versatility: The pretty frocks will only set you back between £75 to £350.
But while Nicoll’s bridal collection for Topshop may be a success, the designer says he has no plans to get into the wedding biz. “I’ve added some red carpet options to my forthcoming resort collection but wedding dresses are not something I plan to launch,” he told Vogue UK, who pointed out that in the past the designer has also designed bridal gowns for friends. “Of course I’m happy to make them on request but I’m not the new Vera Wang, no!”
We guess in the meantime, we’ll have to settle for his new Tie The Knot! collection for Topshop. Click through to see all the looks.