Pringle of Scotland AW’12 – Womenswear

by Adam the Editor

Pringle of Scotland held their show this morning for AW’12 at the Philips de Pury Gallery in Victoria with a stellar turn-out.

The collection was typical Pringle with chunky knitwear, sharp tailored suiting and classic, well-cut coats.

I did, however, love the neon-pink knitted jumper as well as the cute roll-necks in a range of soft hues. There were also neat colour details on basic overcoats. The fabrications were varied and complex with intricate detailing on knitwear. Leather also had a heavy prominence with leather jackets, skirts and trousers all taking a place on the catwalk. Camel was another key colour – an indication of the staying power of this wardrobe-staple hue.

This is the first collection I have seen during London Fashion Week that screams Autumn/Winter. It’s great to turn out fun, simple dresses but if they’re not going to keep you warm in the harsh winters we now get what’s the point in churning them out at all?!

Alistair Carr is doing a great job at turning the brand around without losing sight of its rich heritage. It is difficult to make a knitwear brand look sexy and cool but Carr is sure to do well; especially given his design history with previous work at Balenciaga.