Pringle of Scotland A/W 2016
Scene setting: New womenswear design director Fran Stringer, formally of Aquascutum and Mulberry, made her Pringle of Scotland debut at London’s Serpentine Gallery, with a collection that brought the brand’s historic knitwear to the fore.
Mood board: For A/W 2016 Stringer brought a new modernity to Pringle’s knitted lingerie lineage; the house twin set morphing into full knitted looks (complete with billowing rib pants or long, side split skirts) that intertwined underwear corsetry with Shetland wool Guernsey and Aran knits. The autumnal collection’s rustic evergreen, slate, chocolate, cream and ochre palette was itself appropriated from the Scottish Highlands and by default its grazing herds of sheep.
Finishing touches: Stringer chose scrubbed up by still sturdy, elasticised Blundstones or punched lace-up work boots to ground her first collection with a little grungy grit.