Pringle of Scotland S/S 2018
Womenswear design director Fran Stringer’s highland fling brings the dramatic Scottish landscape to the catwalk
Mood board: Womenswear design director Fran Stringer has been getting to grips with the heritage of Pringle of Scotland. Previous campaigns have seen Scottish artist Harley Weir photograph an Inverness family (A/W 2016), and travel to Loch Glascarnoch and Loch Droma (A/W 2017). For the label’s latest outing, Stringer continued her exploration of the country’s spectacular landscapes and terrain. To wit, she conjured a collection attuned to a natural and rugged environment, backed by the hazy dream-pop sounds of Beach House at the show. This included shirt and Argyle knit dresses (the signature of the house) emblazoned with Weir's images of the great Scottish outdoors; trailing coastal-hued knits; transparent waterproofs; and delicately ruched dresses with sporty stripe details.
Best in show: A series of delicate chain-knit pieces opened the show, which offered a soft and sheer take on springtime knitwear. Casual vests and cropped trousers were knitted in orange, white and black, and paired with jumpers tied nonchalantly at the waist or shoulders.
Finishing touches: Fashion’s penchant for Teva sandals slows no sign of slowing down. Stringer paired her looks with intrepid styles in white and black, paired on occasion with a transparent ankle sock.