‘Back to basics’ usually suggests a return to simplicity of some form. For Pringle of Scotland, this means going back to the basics of beautiful yarn. Knitwear is not just what we do, it’s who we are. Indeed, over two-hundred years after the first knitted undergarments, it could be said that our DNA is spun with cashmere. This Autumn/Winter ’19 collection is a celebration of this, and of two centuries of knitting knowledge and expertise.
Iconic Scottish cashmere – the ultimate Pringle yarn – anchors the collection in full-knit looks in hazelnut, cream, midnight blue and charcoal. Fully-fashioned pieces respect the traditional knitwear techniques that Pringle is best known for, and luxuriously thick cashmere jumpers look heavy but have an air-spun lightness that is more suited to modern life. The collection spans the spectrum of gauge: chunky waffle stitches feature alongside ribs in different weights and superfine merino spun with a compact and sporty finish.
The collection is accented by the use of bold graphics and colour combinations borrowed directly from our sportswear archives. A full ski outfit, designed in the 1960s, inspired chevrons across one look and the bright colour combinations of another, while the vibrant Pringle jumpers favoured by male and female golfers during the 1980s influenced a new argyle with a sharp and graphic contrast. Classic tartan, Scotland’s own geometric design, is used for panels on cosy jumpers, high-waisted trousers and kilt-inspired skirts.