9 May 2012

PRINGLE AW12

A couple of weeks ago I attended the press show for Pringle of Scotland's AW12 and pre-fall collections.  I watched the runway show (streaming online, unfortunately I wasn't FROWing) so it was good to see some of my favourite pieces from the catwalk in the flesh.

Pringle press day favourites | UK fashion blog

The iconic Scottish brand was founded in 1815 and is famed for its knitwear, in particular the argyle pattern (as seen on Tilda Swinton in the super SS10 campaign) and the classic twinset. The heritage brand stays true to its roots, as both AW12 and pre-fall collections feature knitwear heavily.

Pringle press day favourites | UK fashion blog

Pringle press day favourites | UK fashion blog
Chrissie Morris shoes embellished with aluminium metallic heels by Husam ol Odeh

The pre-fall 2012 collection focuses on a layered silhouette with contrasting textures and knitted fairisle patterns, reinterpreted as woven jacquard in luxurious yarns and satin.

Pringle press day favourites | UK fashion blog

With a focus on wrapping up in autumnal layering, the separates work individually in acid bright contrast colours of bottle green, mint and burnt orange against navy and camel.

Pringle press day favourites | UK fashion blog
lightweight luxurious knitwear

I like the innovative, sculptural approach to knitwear with this rollneck dress from the AW12 line (which also came in navy) with its ruffle collar, cuffs and contours which play with proportions. Tubular knit = weird, right?

Pringle press day favourites | UK fashion blog
ponyskin parkas with fox and mink fur hoods

Pringle press day favourites | UK fashion blog

It was announced last month that Pringle's Design Director Alistair Carr will be stepping down after the Spring 2012/ Resort 2013 runway collections in June, after only a little over a year at the helm.  I wonder what happened, as I do like his work...

Pringle press day favourites | UK fashion blog
nice muted palette for the menswear
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