May 10, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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London: Pringle of Scotland’s precision knitwear for F/W 13 constituted a clean slate following the departure of designer Alistair Carr last year, leaving behind his embellishment and femininity in favor of an exacting 60s futurism. Tubular ribbing, skinny foundation turtlenecks, monochrome bib front dresses and pared-down skirt suits had a scientific appeal, while stripped military details like laser cut epaulettes and tonal patch pockets emphasized a no nonsense uniformity. Medical creams, neutral pumice and retro cornflower blue softened the collection’s strict silhouette, while airy ostrich feathers (an emerging material detail on many runways this season) were a clever, deconstructed touch spilling from collars and waistbands.—Nina Stotler
Silhouette: Tubular / Rectangular / Slim & precise / Subtle a-line
Color: Cream / White / Black / Pumice / Cornflower blue / Navy / Fawn
Key Items: Quilted tops / Skinny turtlenecks / Military style overcoats / A-line dresses with bib fronts / Patterned satin trousers / Skirt suits / Dimensional patterned crewnecks
Materials: Felted wool / Ostrich / Satin / Cashmere / Silk
Print + Pattern: Diamond motifs / Quilted ribbing / Graphic weave repeats / Subtle colorblocking / Zig-zags
Details + Trim: Plump ribbing / Quilting / Contrast trim / Ostrich embellishments / Epaulettes / Contrast panels / Self belts / Tube seams / Bubble stitching / Bib fronts
Accessories + Footwear: Over-the-elbow fingerless gloves / Modern leather ankle boots
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