Pringle of Scotland
One of the collection that I identified myself best with at London Fashion Week this season was Pringle of Scotland. It might have been partly due to the freezing cold we experienced that week. But by the gloomy grey morning I entered the majestic Marylebone church where the classic Scottish house was showing this season, I soon got offered warm coffee and delicious cookies and immediately fell in love with the cosy yet luxurious knits, furs and embroidery that passed in front of my eyes.
After the understated collection she designed for this summer – see here – Clare Waight Keller presented this season more grown-up glamour, less minimalist workingwear. For Pringle is quintessentially the epitome of the knitwear brand, particularly suited for winter collections – Missoni would be its summer equivalent, yet as the two houses have opposite climates, so are their aesthetics.
So the trend codes for the Pringle girl next winter will be layering of fabulous leather capes, fur gilets, oversized knitted scarves, fringed ponchos, tweed skirts, and furry boots. Add to the main greys, blacks and browns a few dashes of colours through a tailored deep burgundy wool dress or a dreamy blue knitted tunic, and you have your comfortable-stylish-and-weather-appropriate wardrobe sorted for next season.
Looking at the pictures I took, what also strikes me is the glossy manes of healthy hair and glowing skin of the models: beautiful, natural and luxurious. An image that reflects particularly well the rebirth of the house, and this collection in particular.
Photography: Alize Morand. Please credit.