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Mood board: If you follow Massimo Nicosia on Instagram you’ll know that this summer Pringle’s head designer embarked upon on a grand tour of Europe that took him from Rome to Florence, Venice and Antwerp, finishing up in Scotland, where he visited some of Edinburgh’s grandest residences - Palace of Holyroodhouse and Prestonfield House included. That journey was just the start, as this year Pringle celebrates its 200th anniversary. While the men’s show kicks off the festivities it will be followed by a special exhibition previewing at the Serpentine during London Fashion Week in February. Tracing the house's history, 'Fully Fashion: The Pringle of Scotland', will open as a public exhibition at The National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh in April 2015.Best in show: Thanks to Nicosia’s affinity for uniting old craftsmanship with new technologies, Pringle is a show that always beckons a closer look. Bib-front jumpers combine 3D printing and cashmere yarn, just as leather strips have been ingeniously knitted into fringed scarves and mink into argyle jumpers, while chunky cable cardigan jackets update the house’s signature twinset.
Sound bite: ‘I believe in merging inventions and techniques from every part of the world, just as Pringle did during the industrial revolution,’ explains Nicosia. ‘I was inspired by a Flemish tapestry from Prestonfield House – if you look at it from a distance it looks like a proper tapestry,’ he says, referencing A/W’s pixelated print jacquard jackets and rib jumpers. ‘In reality, when you see the garment up close, it looks like a camouflage or something extremely abstract. I’ve enlarged the image to the very limit.’Photography: Jason Lloyd-Evans
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