Oct 05, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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London: There was a noticeable lack of fanfare at Pringle of Scotland’s spring showing, owing to the low-key presentation format and the recent departure of designer Alistair Carr to McQ. In the interim, the in-house team took over creative duties, restoring the label to its heritage roots. Shelving Carr’s edgy active aesthetic, the team looked to a buxom group of starlets during the 50s referred to as “the sweater girls” for inspiration. While bombshells like Lana Turner and Marilyn Monroe brought sex appeal to the “little pastel sweater”, Pringle uncovered its sweeter side with candy-colored rosettes and nipped-in silhouettes, as well as its sporty potential with contrast sleeves and handy zippered side slits. Neat button-ups, pleated trousers and nerd-chic argyle patterns added a hint of schoolboy mischief to ensembles; however, the collection remained perfectly prim and polished – in other words, safe.—Nivara Xaykao
Silhouette: Straight / Boyish slouch
Color: Cobalt / Seafoam / Black-and-white / Daffodil / Blush
Key Items: High-low tunic / Duo-toned pants / Short-sleeved sweater / Pleated culottes / Color-blocked twinset / Refined sweatshirt
Materials: Cashmere tricot / Metallic brocade / Taffeta / Satin cloqué
Print + Pattern: Argyle / Woodgrain
Details + Trim: Knit contrast sleeves / Covered plackets / Zippered slits / Plastic rosettes
Accessories + Footwear: Pointy-toed pumps / Bold wraparound belt
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