Renowned for their knitwear, Scottish brand Pringle are always important part of the Autumn/Winter fashion landscape, where warm, chunky knits are key.
Luckily then, their latest collection is focused solely on the patterns and textures of knit stitches, with classic styles as well as designs which have been reinvented.
The jackets, coats and blazers of the collection are cut using a new double-stitch felted knit, which gives a generous cut well suited to the harsher winter conditions.
However, the collection’s signature pieces remain its jumpers, which come in a deep variety of styles, such as chunky aran, cable and fisherman’s knits, as well as a reinterpretation of the rib knit, which gives a nod to the needlework of past decades. Another ‘static’ knit pattern gives a more modern look to some of the brand’s more traditional fabrics, such as cashmere and merino wool.
The argyle knit, which is part of the Scottish heritage of Pringle, is mixed with traditional fairisle for a standout design of contrasting colours on cashmere. Argyle is also mixed with tartan, with colours being lifted from tartan to create new argyle combinations, as well as being combined for a hybrid pattern. Classic argyle is also reinterpreted on a new cut, creating a broken diamond effect.
A base of greys, moss, oatmeal and camel derived from tartan also establishes the base of the collection’s colour palette, with red, sea blue and mustard providing highlights. A tonal tartan palette is also provided in greys and blues as an alternative to the bolder colours.
“This collection is 100% knitwear – in mindset as well as product! I wanted to explore the ways we can approach each category using knitwear – the techniques, textures and patterns. Pringle’s archives have almost every reference point we need for this: they were the inventors of many innovative knitwear methods and it was interesting to see how we could push the boundaries of knitwear even further.” – Massimo Nicosia, Pringle Men’s Design Director
The Autumn/Winter 2017 Collection, by PRINGLE