Monday morning and it’s the first collection for Pringle of Scotland from Alistair Carr: a distinctly arty affair in monochrome, dark navy, copper, aquamarine. Everyone was seated on a Liam Gillick artwork – a bold black text piece across the white benches – and sweaters were decorated in polychromatic op art patterns. Styling involved layering skirts and tops, reversing cardigans, rolling up jacket cuffs, hanging woollen sleeves – and mixing in emerald prismic spectacles for a dash of mad scientist chic. Alistair’s knits included complex crochets, DNA spiral patterns and thick herringbone stitches on dresses, but it wasn’t all woolly thinking – he also wowed us with swishy tailored shellsuit trousers, panel dresses, and deconstructed satin trench coats. A designer’s first collection for a heritage brand like Pringle is make or break. It was certainly the former for Mr Carr. Our hat goes off to you sir!
Text: Dean Kissick
Photography: Mitchell Sams