Pringle of Scotland

Milan: Incoming creative director Alistair Carr is breathing new life into a traditional Scottish label known as much for its high-quality argyle sweaters as for its illustrious fans of the past — style icons like the Duke of Windsor and Grace Kelly. For S/S 12, a concise collection with a subtle active influence told us all we need to know about the brand’s future. “I want to strike the balance between respecting and reinterpreting the Pringle of Scotland heritage,” Carr said in the show notes. Jackets made use of mixed materials — woven cotton poplin in the front and knit in the back — for a refreshing take on tailoring. The signature argyle sweater was remixed with a “fragmented” effect and exaggerated intarsias. Finally, the crisp utilitarian suiting and cropped patterned-lined jackets further helped take the house’s heritage to an entirely new place.  —Michael Fisher

Color: Granite / Navy / Khaki / Acid green / Industrial yellow

Key Items: Exaggerate argyle sweaters / Lightweight three-button suits / Sleeveless sweaters / Summer-weight turtlenecks / Patterned twinsets / Patterned-lined jackets / Ribbed knits / Polo sweaters / Cropped cargo pants

Materials: Cashmere / Cotton poplin

Details + Trim: Pieced construction / Flat cargo pockets / High button stance on tailored jackets

Footwear: Rubber Puma elastic-sided boots with neon sole

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