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Pringle of Scotland – 195 Collaborations

Pringle of Scotland - 195 Collaborations

Pringle of Scotland is taking an artistic turn this spring. The label is set to partner with London’s Serpentine Gallery to commission a group of artists to create works inspired by Pringle’s heritage — taking items such as Pringle’s twin sets or its argyle pattern as a starting point — to celebrate the label’s 195th anniversary. Mary-Adair Macaire, Pringle’s chief executive officer, will together with Julia Peyton-Jones, director of the Serpentine, and Hans Ulrich Obrist, co-director of the gallery, reveal which artists the label will collaborate with on Jan. 14. The project, called 195 Collaborations, will have the artists each produce 195 editions of the new works they create for Pringle. The works will launch during February’s London Fashion Week, and a series of events and retail projects are also planned for the project’s launch.

Pringle Clothing S/S 2010

Pringle Clothing S/S 2010

Spring/Summer 2010 menswear collection

Pringle of Scotland is the iconic brand founded in 1815 at the birthplace of the Scottish knitwear industry. From the beginning technical innovation has led to the creation of knitwear as outerwear, the signature argyle pattern and the classic twinset.

Under the creative direction of Clare Waight Keller, the pringle brand embraces its heritage while continuing the tradition of innovation in a contemporary context. The press collection forms the essence of the Pringle brand dna and is set to be showcased as a creative capsule range for every collection going forward. ‘ to clearly visualise what pringle of scotland is about, our iconic styles are an integral part of our design statement ’ says waight keller.

The spring/summer 2010 menswear collection reflects our relaxed interpretation of the English gentleman, highlighted through beautiful tailoring with a casual spirit. The easy transformation from day to evening wear: the mix of tuxedo shirts with micro pique cotton and the continual crossover between knitwear, jersey and wovens throughout the collection. The palette of the collection mixes sophisticated neutrals of mocha, vanilla and clay with subtle shades of indigo blue, lead and dusty plums. Modern micro-textures. Chambery fabrics and bi-colour weave shirtings are blown up into over scale prints.

Across the collection fabrics are lightweight, repleat with modern textures and combinations including irregular seersucker and pique. The general feel is natural and washed but with an unusual texture. Summer fabrications are faille grosgrain in cotton/silk for a lightweight jacket, which is teamed with a classic argyle and cotton metal constructed jacket creating a worn feel.

The ‘new twinset’ appears as a fine cotton tuxedo shirt matched with a double constructed cotton jersey jacket or a simple cardigan. The under garment creates the perfect wardrobe staple; a laser cut pintuck jersey tuxedo shirt in a classic neutral palette of white, grey mélange and black.

This unstructured tailoring defines the mood of the collection. The collection tailoring with fully canvassed construction, wedge shoulders and waistcoats add an evening twist but are pared down with matching tonal shirtings. Overall, the silhouette reflects the fresh feel of the season; each look affirming an identity filled with charm, character and modernity.

Pringle Clothing A/W2008

Pringle Clothing A/W 2008Pringle of scotland collection – Menswear autumn/winter 2008

Pringle of scotland’s autumn/winter 2008 menswear collection is inspired by the lean, sleek silhouettes of the 60s and 70s, combining pringle’s pre-eminence in creating exquisite knitwear with refined modernity in tailoring and outerwear. Fabrics are always luxurious, often sourced from british mills or created exclusively for pringle of scotland.

The collection takes a closer look at colour; strong accents of rich berry or purple and pops of mustard are bold highlights within a palette of stone, grey melange, snow, pale lilac and navy.

This season’s chunky handknits experiment with new stitch techniques and innovative fabric mixes. A super-soft chinchilla-cashmere mix cable knit is the ultimate in luxury, and pure cashmere or super-fine merinos appear in a range of styles featuring shawl and roll collars or button detailing at the neck. Argyles are approached with an abstract eye, reinterpreted with graphic sensibility, whilst icelandic fairisle designs are also visited. Finest 18-gauge merino knits are perfect for layering under silk printed shirts, which incorporate graphic stylised paisleys and 60’s retro prints.

In outerwear, a traditional belted trench coat reflects a military influence and is updated using bonded and seamsealed finishes — a wool-panelled collar and leather epaulets are new details. Peacoats feature widely in luxurious cashmeres or silkwool herringbones and a blouson shape is interpreted in refined fabrications.

Pringle Clothing + Pringle Jeans = Pringle 1815

Pringle Clothing + Pringle Jeans = Pringle 1815 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 pringle’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 label’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 appliqué twill pringle ‘p’ 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 1950’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.