Nicole Murray – now view the collection.

I recently wrote about Fashion’s bright new hope Nicole Murray, a designer who I believe is one to watch. Today I am very pleased to be able to share Nicole’s Autumn/Winter 2011 collection. Full of Autumnal shades of heather, amethyst and rosewood, combined with rich earthy tones of bronze, this stylish and sophisticated collection illustrates perfectly why Nicole is a rising star on the British fashion scene.

From the slinky backless evening dress, to the retro pencil skirts and skinny fit tops, this is a collection that salutes the Halston style glamour of the 1970s. The use of lame for trenchcoats and sexy secretary skirts is a key to the effortless elegance of the overall look. I would love to see Kiera Knightley wearing that aubergine backless dress in the softest silk jersey, whilst the  wool lame trenchcoat in shimmering amethyst would be perfect for Emma Watson.

My personal favourite is the amethyst georgette gown with the leather collar. That leather collar just adds a touch of contemporary edge to a classic gown.

All designs available soon from

Nicole Murray – One to watch.

British fashion is an exciting place to be in at the present time, the buzz that surrounded London Fashion Week this year, with its amazing collections and starry front rows, showed that London is once again the capital of the fashion world. And Nicole Murray is primed to become one of its brightest stars. At just 24, she has already seen her first collection sold exclusively through Harrods as part of the ‘Harrods launches’ platform, has received plaudits and acclaim from both the notoriously picky fashion press and celebrities, and is set to be one of the standout collections of the soon-to-be launched website

The Nicole Murray line was first launched in January 2010 and specialises in beautifully constructed, luxurious women’s ready-to-wear. A graduate of the London College of Fashion (previous alumni include Jacques Azagury, Patrick Cox, Ashley Isham and Jimmy Choo),  Nicole was awarded the Harold Tillman Scholarship for Young Designers, the English Eccentrics Bursary and graduated with a distinction. Then followed that amazing first collection for Harrods.  Grazia was amongst those who showered the praise,  saying “block colour ensembles and 40’s glamour was perfectly executed by Nicole Murray”.

A second collection, for Spring/Summer 2011 was also warmly received and led to Nicole signing an exclusive deal with eagerly anticipated online fashion retail site This site will see Nicole’s collection sitting alongside such luminaries as Emilio De La Morena, Josh Goot and Louise Goldin, with a concentration on the best and brightest of new labels and fashion designers from around the world.

Nicole showed her A/W 2011 collection as  part of  the Vauxhall Fashion Scout during London and Paris Fashion Weeks. Her new collection shows her commitment to producing clothes of timeless elegance with a contemporary twist. Using a pallete containing purple shades of heather, amethyst and rosewood as a basis, but with deeper tones of bronze and chestnut browns to add a touch of the dramatic, Nicole has produced a collection that has simple,minimalistic lines, but with fluid sophistication.


Nicole with her A/W 2011 collection


Silk and wool are teamed with leather detailing such as belts, collars and straps to create garments that retain femininity without being too girlish. This is glamorous dressing, without  ruffles and frills, but with a grown up sophistication that is sure to find favour next season. The fabrics used have the added attraction of being made in England.

Nicole’s  collection will soon be available at For more information,visit the Nicole Murray website