Renowned for their knitwear, Scottish brand Pringle are always important part of the Autumn/Winter fashion landscape, where warm, chunky knits are key.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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“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

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The Autumn/Winter 2017 Collection, by PRINGLE