With Alistair Carr gone as the creative director at Pringle of Scotland–and announced as the new creative director for McQ the same day Pringle showed its new spring collection–there was some skepticism in the air. Would Pringle’s spring collection, designed by the label’s in-house design team, live up?
At a small presentation at Brown’s Hotel, Pringle showed a collection that was heralded as going back to the Scottish brand’s heritage: knitwear, argyle, and a focus on the twinset. It sounds like that would make for a prim and prissy collection but it didn’t. Knits took on modern boxy shapes and were embroidered in vinyl cut beads arranged in geometric patterns. The color palette moved from pastels to jewel tones. Pretty edgy for a twinset.