Halfway through the winter and I’ve reached that point where my jumpers are no longer in a good place; The life and soul has been worn and washed out of their sorry, bobbly seams. And it certainly doesn’t help when I see objects of desire like these from Pringle of Scotland AW14.
Which is odd, because when I was at Secondary school we were all divided into tribes depending on what we wore, the main two being ‘Trendies’ and ‘casuals’ – Trendies were the middle class kids who wore their baggy, ripped, holey clothes as a source of pride. Whilst the Casuals – the rougher kids on free school meals – revelled in the allure of Designer labels. Their uniform of choice was a Burberry-check box-pleat skirt, Pringle twin set and knee high riding boots set off with layers and layers of heavy gold chains, worn with the same intent as medieval weaponry.
But after nearly two hundred years in the business, Pringle is moving with the times. Massimo Nicosia is pushing boundaries and experimenting with innovation whilst still retaining a relatable Collection.
He’s recruited Architect and material engineer Richard Beckett and started working with 3d printing.
(All photos from Style.com)
Weaving together heritage with modern flair he’s made a seamless leap to the future.
I think it’s time I looked ahead too….
Laters, Kate x
I am fascinated with the first two sweaters — are those paillettes knit sideways into the sweater? Or pieces of leather? The final sweater coat makes me very happy — I have a “See by Chloe” cardigan sweater of the same texture but it is cropped, green mélange with a jewel collar. If you don’t want to wait for Pringle to refresh your sweaters — perhaps Chloe has something to offer. XO
Oh yes, especially the first sweater is fascinating.
The first two sweaters look like they are mixed up with dragon scales..it is fascinating – I want to touch them..I will def check out Chloe.. xxx
Great post as always. My favorite sentence was “Their life has soul has been worn and washed out of their sorry, bobbly seams.” I never knew worn out sweaters could be that poetic 🙂
Hehe…Now if they could only look good and be poetic! x
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Devine. The clothing, the models, the photographs.
Thank you x
Gorgeous sweaters all of them. The kind of sweaters that I feel you could dress both up and down. I always thought Pringles was super conservative but I guess not!!! Great post, thank you xxx
I really think they’re making a huge effort for the future..which is hard to do without alienating the sense of heritage, but I really feel they’re succeeding here. I look forward to seeing what else they do.. xxx
Me too!!! What I’ve seen in your post looks very promising. Xxx
What wonderful and fresh ways to look at sweaters. Knits? Those don’t look like the sweaters that I’m used to seeing, so I’ll call them ‘knits’. And truly lovely, they are.
Is there a little voice at the back of your mind saying..how do I wash them?! And if I wash them..will I destroy them!! xxxx
Pringle of Scotland’s knits are groundbreaking ! xxxxx
There’s an advert in Vogue for a beautiful blue jumper with red scales..is stunning x
Not your grandmother’s Pringles–wow! I really, really love that first one!
That icey blue against the grey is really something..
Love the texture and colours! 🙂
I particularly like the way they’ve updated the aran jumper..updated it but still kept the classic lines.. x
Good to know “pringle of scotland” I love how chic they are!
In days of old they were know for their harlequin patterns..times have certainly changed!
All these outfits are divine ..well out of my price range though, but one can dream. Wonderful inspiration! X
We all need to dream a little dream! x