Nicola Bardelle died last Friday, August 3, after getting in an accident on his Vespa in St. Tropez. The 45-year-old designer and entrepreneur was on holiday with his wife and two young children at the French seaside resort where he opened a Jacob Cohen flagship store in April. Since relaunching the Italian luxury denim brand in 2003, Bardelle had served as fashion director for both his family's Jacob Cohen line as well as the innovative Massaua men's collection.