• Text Clementine Zawadzki
  • 23rd June 2015

The big 200

Celebrating 200 years, Pringle of Scotland’s SS16 menswear collection created a real buzz. A pioneer for luxury knitwear since 1815, the technical thought and ability behind the brand was apparent in soft tailoring, stitched and embossed crew neck sweaters with leather quilted detail and a focused, relaxed silhouette. The iconic argyle pattern was strong in a combination of grey, navy and cyan colour blocks. A palette not completely taken from an inkjet printer, sepia toned decals on lightweight cashmere made subtle sketch prints bolder when teamed with steel grey and burgundy belted trench coats. Sport-inspired bomber jackets were slightly embellished with colourful floral motifs, as both tapered and wide-legged trousers were paired with loafers and modern Roman leather sandals. The 3D revolution of their FW15 collection was more subdued this season, patterns either taking a backseat or brought to the fore with technical intricacies. The quintessential British artistry that constitutes Pringle of Scotland’s lifeblood was perfectly illustrated by Michael Clark Company, as a troupe of dancers displayed the fluidity of movement before the show, and creative director Massimo Nicosia’s designs resulted in clothing both authentic and innovative. Premium duality.