Runway Report: Pringle of Scotland

Entitled ‘Heritage Pioneers’, today in London Pringle of Scotland unveiled a collection full of worldly references. Here, dramatic caped trenches mixed with long-line fleece ponchos and an array of prints from traditional argyle and grown-up checks to folksy oversized florals.

Shapes felt a little reminiscent of the 19th Century, perhaps inspired by the mass of prime time shows currently set in the era. A palette of black, grey, taupe and oatmeal only added to the subdued feel of a bygone pioneer. Sensible, double-breasted oversized coats were worn with loose layers, while textural knits covered every inch of skin; emphasis firmly placed on battling the elements.
Later, modernity ensued with a more sporting take on outdoor wear, complete with robust zips on a voluminous, almost tent-like cape and a cagoule hood and toggled hem poking out from under a cropped argyle knit.
The sporting theme continued, inspiring ribbed turtleneck dresses and textures that felt almost like functional thermals. All in all this collection was one of contrasts yet playing into the British brand’s deep heritage and affinity to the great outdoors.

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