Pringle, the world-renowned Scottish fashion brand, is launching a secondary line called Pringle 1815. Pringle 1815 is apparently a younger and more affordable alternative to the mainline, the collection features broderie anglaise jackets and dresses, striped shirting jersey dresses and poplin smock style blouses. Trench coats with jumbo buttons and cropped washed twill jackets compliment the range.
Now in its second season under creative director, clare waight keller, pringle red label launches a modern and fresh spring summer 2007 collection. There is a greater emphasis on denim, casual trousers and jackets, all paired effortlessly with pringleâ€™s renowned and innovative knitwear. For warmer days new fabrications are introduced and given a worn and distressed feel through the use of different washing techniques. Subtle hidden details contrast strikingly with the bold new pringle est.1815 stamped back-neck logo. Used in the collection as a graphic icon, est. 1815 refers to the year pringle was founded and began as a manufacturer of knitted garments. It appears in conjunction with the established argyle and lion icons and stamps red labelâ€™s unique identity.
Knitwear remains the focus and pringle continues to push the boundaries of the use of argyle. This season, the raker is broken at the edge of an argyle sweater and played off against asymmetric horizontal striping for a strong graphic effect. Key pieces include a play on the cricket sweater with heavy cotton tipping modernised with chevron cable ribbing in rusty red and graphite blue. Classic summer knits in lightweight cotton and linen blends are effortlessly cool in shades of reds, silvers and blues. Gauzy cotton silk blend knits with peeble textured two-way stripes are classic yet modern too. Preppy college raglan sleeve sweaters are roughly embroidered with an appliquÃ© twill pringle â€˜pâ€™ on the chest or sleeves and then stonewashed for that well-loved and aged look.
New this season is the premium denim range with several fits including low rise tapered and classic straight leg jeans. Highlights include the finest quality 14oz japanese selvage denim, uniquely developed for pringle and woven on vintage japanese shuttle looms for authenticity. Casually turn up the edge to reveal the blue and white selvage stripe of this heavy denim, visible also on the waistband and coin pockets for essential detail. A laid-back 12oz jean for every day with cinch-back detailing, classic 1950â€™s style doughnut buttons and concealed rivets are soft and worn for a relaxed feel. The innovative treatments and superior fabrics used throughout the range on four different styles and washes, all feature the 1815 worn cracked leather patch.