LONDON–Pringle of Scotland is the thinking woman’s label, as evidenced by fan Tilda Swinton, who was sadly missing from yesterday’s show. However, Rose Byrne–still rocking her Anna Wintour ‘do and decked out in fall 2012 Pringle–came instead. While Pringle probably won’t be her go-to label for the Oscars red carpet this weekend, she will have no shortage of lovely things to choose from in this collection once fall hits.
Alistair Carr based his collection around a girl who is “growing out of her teenage angst into a sophisticated woman.” To that end, the models all had dip-dyed hair but there was no sign of punkiness in the clothes.
Obviously knitwear was prominent, in the form of twinsets, hefty double-layer cardigans, and a particularly lovely ruffled sweater dress. There were chevron stripes, EKG-pattern zigzags, classic cashmere rollnecks, and lots of box pleats on everything from skirts to coats. And the coats were standouts, rendered in neutrals with colorful collars.
We like Pringle’s version of adulthood.