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 it became one of the first luxury knitwear manufacturers in the world, having expanded throughout Europe, the US and Asia during the 19th and 20th centuries.
In March 2000, a new chapter began for the company when a brand vision and key strategies were put in place to take the business into the international luxury arena.
2010 marked Pringle’s 195th anniversary with the launch of the limited edition 195 Collaborations Collection. The Autumn / Winter 2010 campaign reunited the brand with Tilda Swinton and Ryan McGinley for a second season and also features Turner Prize winner Douglas Gordon.
Pringle of Scotland launches the Spring/Summer 2015 Womenswear collection
As Pringle of Scotland nears its 200th anniversary, Robert Pringle’s founding principles of quality, style, authenticity and innovation are still of the utmost importance today. These are the foundations of a company that is one of the most desirable luxury heritage fashion brands in the world.
The Pringle of Scotland Spring / Summer 2015 runway collection explores the themes of lightness, liquidity, reflection, luminosity and transparency, knitwear and woven fabrics. These are blended to reflect these qualities and at times, used with varying embroidery techniques to create texture throughout. John Everett Millais’ “Ophelia” and Pablo Picasso’s “The Bathers” provide two contrasting reference points for Head Designer, Massimo Nicosia.
The Pringle of Scotland heritage is never far from view - this season the collection takes a look back to the very inception of the brand as an underwear manufacturer almost 200 years ago with the inclusion of sleek, simple raw silk vests and base layers. The signature argyle pattern is also reinterpreted and used to develop the themes of light and reflections. Transparent, diamond cut sequins are embroidered on to dresses and super sheer, fine knit jumpers to create light reflecting angular prisms.
Translated to reflect the classic knitted pattern, 3D printing is now being used as a fabric in its own right as opposed to a textural application as in previous seasons. Chain mail structures are interconnected with knitted panels to add a modern twist to the classic hand knit.
A simple t-shirt or sweater dress is transformed by mimicking a classic knitted mock stitch through a smock embroidery on silk chiffon to give an ultra light spongy texture. Transparent knits are layered with chunky stitches to create the illusion of emerging from water through fabric, further exploring the prominent theme of liquidity, luminosity and reflection that is so clear throughout the collection.
The collections colour palette is crisp, clear and light; cool aquas, frosty blues and ice whites are offset by deep navy blues.
Pringle of Scotland launches the Spring/Summer 2015 Menswear collection
The Pringle of Scotland Spring /Summer 2015 menswear collection takes a look to the brands recent past. Influences from golf wear in the 1960’s and 80’s, Edwardian Dandy style and British underground sub cultures are all mixed together. These ideas are then pushed forward with the injection of new stitches and techniques including 3D printing technology. Composed, narrow silhouettes are off set with boxy and angular shapes to create new proportions for a summer wardrobe suitable for the city or a summer holiday escape.
British Tattersall check is one of the main features of the collection. It is worked throughout on classic trench coats and suiting to casual sweaters and parka polo’s. Massimo Nicosia continues to blur the lines between woven and knit and develops the iconic pattern in an array of textures, fabrics and stitches. The geometric nature of the check lends itself perfectly to a digitali