Pringle. Of. Scotland.
I was at the Pringle of Scotland show at the Science Museum tonight. It all started with a cocktail sipping gin in Champagne glasses – that the fashionista front row before me managed to spill on my beige buttersoft leather sandals, passons! – and mingling between Olivia Palermo, Ben Grimes, Erin O’Connor, and the cream of the fashion A-List.
All the top editors were there, from Alexandra Shulman to Carine Roitfeld (sporting the most fabulous fuchsia satin sandals!), from Suzy Menkes to Elizabeth Saltzman. Nevertheless, I tried to focus on the show.
As looks passed in front of my eyes, I witnessed white shirts and black leather skirts, minimalist silhouettes, clean-cut dresses, white lace, tailored jackets and camel coats and I thought this reminded me a lot of Celine AW 10 – you know that collection that is in every glossy at the moment and that reminded the world about the brand.
However, as I looked more in detail, I saw more signature Pringle pieces: fabulous knitted capes, graphic black, white and grey tartans and houndstooth, fringed dresses on the front, and sheer panels of mesh and tulle layered over simple straight skirts like kilts. Basically, the codes of the heritage house, reworked in a modern way that makes it relevant and covetable at once.
Well, that and the key piece of each look: the feather sandals in nude beige or black, that according to designer Clare Waight Keller, added “an element of frivolity”. Like a work outfit suddenly transformed to go for a romantic dinner, or a trendy cocktail bar. Elegant and fabulous, every woman’s dream.
Photography: Alize Morand. Please credit.