The Pringle Of Scotland fashion show, in a converted church in Marylebone, took us on a journey through time. An exhibition of the most iconic pieces of the brand reminded us that dressing up the elite was in the genes of the house. The wealth of archives, official documents and contemporary creations raised the question of how to conserve a well-established heritage while remaining cutting-edge.
Clare Waight Keller, who previously worked with Calvin Klein, achieved this tour de force once again by cleverly drawing her inspiration from the 70s. The aesthetic was minimalist and the real focus was put on fabrics and autumnal, warm colours – red, brown, brick red, burgundy and caramel.
The key element of the collection wass undoubtedly the quality of prints and of the striped and lozenge-shaped patterns on the dresses and the jackets. The last outfit of the show – a woollen dark and red jacket , which was somewhere between a poncho, a shawl and a coat – will surely please connoisseurs of such designs.
Overall, the collection sometimes lacked coherence but it was wonderfully successful in being contemporary without renouncing to its roots.