Spring 2013 London Fashion Week: Pringle of Scotland

– By Sarah-Leigh Wade –


Pringle of Scotland’s in-house team took the brand back to its roots for their first season in charge of design. Referencing their own long heritage as well as their famed 1950’s sweater girls, chic, subtly preppy looks came cinched at the waist with sensible skirt lengths and contemporary prints alongside updated twinsets.
Frosted tones of mint, lemon and pink combined to create a fresh yet quintessentially British look with sweet details adding a playful touch. Concentrating on their signature cashmere, simple snug sweaters are designed in delicate hues, some with short sleeves and breast pockets, some with ties at the waist. As the collection builds, vibrant embroidery is added, as are metallic embellishments and tones of jade green, navy and raspberry.
As the colours deepen, complementary tailored separates are given matching decorative treatments, creating timeless ensembles. We loved the cobalt bead encrusted jackets, inspired by Pringle’s archives, with matching slim-line pants and sharp lemon shirts with embellished collars. Florals also play a big part with another highlight being shirt dresses with patterned front panels and a short-sleeved knit t-shirt, candy pink and yellow embroidered mesh forming the body.
Shorts and skirts are also intricately tailored; wide city shorts come in matching hues and fabrications as shirts and jackets while silvery grey pencil skirts complement the lemon tones of blouses and super-soft knits. Leather belts in tonal variations are used to enhance the feminine silhouette at every opportunity.
Metallics again are to be noted with a soft sheen added to many of the suitings. Appliques and contrasting moiré panels on garments showed a subtle iridescence while footwear was chosen to suit the range also utilising hi-shine silver.

Based just outside London, Sarah-Leigh Wade is an editor and brand consultant working with trend forecasting organisations and international retailers, specialising in digital media. Sarah-Leigh launched her popular eponymous blog Sarah-LeighsStyleFiles.com in 2009 and is an advocate of emerging talent, vintage fashion and the arts. You can follow her on Twitter @SarahLeighW

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About the Author

Based just outside London, Sarah-Leigh Bunting is a seasoned editor and marketer, having worked with some of the world's biggest fashion and interior brands and retailers. In 2012 Sarah-Leigh co-founded What Peggy Did Next (http://www.whatpeggydidnext.co.uk/), an event and communications agency based in the UK. You can follow Sarah on... Instagram - @sarah_leigh_b Twitter - sarah_leigh_b Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/SarahLeighsStyleFiles/