Jan 28, 2019 | By Nigel Taylor
A storied label like Pringle comes with certain design rules. Argyle? Essential. Luxurious sportswear? Necessary. A reverence for Scottish culture and history? Mandatory.
Alastair Carr’s final collection of footwear for the label managed to stay true to those rules, but in a way that was far from obvious. Citing classic outdoor sports as a major influence, simple black and white trainers were joined with low-profile rubber galoshes to create an oxford-esque silhouette. Only contrast piping in mauve, orange, yellow and cerulean hinted at the two-part construction. Carr also inserted a witty homage to the brand’s namesake country in the form of Scottish flag-inspired crossed straps on the toes of some styles.
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