Pringle of Scotland A/W 2017
Mood board: For her second runway collection as Pringle of Scotland’s womenswear design director, Fran Stringer imagined a luxurious collection of knits – including chunky cardigans with oversized mother of pearl buttons, wide knitted trousers with voluminous slits and ribbed column dresses – imagined in natural tones and bolder orange and blue. Utility was key here, with textured pieces being layered with sleek nylon cagoules, with hoods and drawstrings poking from jumpers and knitted coats, and protective sleeping bag style coats.
Best in show: Founded in 1815, Pringle is renowned for inventing the diamond pattern Argyle knit. Stringer reimagined this intarsia staple in the form of a long patchwork dress, constructed from rectangles of Argyle knit, in panels of browns, greys and greens, and brighter oranges, yellows and blues.
Finishing touches: A symbol of the brand’s Scottish heritage, chunky knit scarves and ribbed sweaters were worn across the body and layered over jumpers and dresses, echoing the tartan sashes seen in traditional highland dress.