richard nicoll black and white profile pic.jpgDespite the announcement that Cerruti would be closing its womenswear division, Richard Nicoll has told Vogue UK that he is fine with the decision.

"Of course I would have preferred longer to make a success of the womenswear, but I'm grateful for the experience gained at Cerruti," Nicoll said. Purchased by the Li & Fung group in December, the company has confirmed that Nicoll's autumn/winter 2011-12 collection will be the last.

"It makes total sense to me that Li & Fung should focus solely on menswear as that's where their experience lies," Nicoll added. "I'm very happy with my final collection for Cerruti. I think it's the best of the three so I'm enjoying preparing that for Paris in March."