Pringle of Scotland x Lucy Orta

For the Autumn/Winter ’17 catwalk show we collaborated with British artist Lucy Orta on three bespoke pieces. The original jumper, dress and bag were inspired by Lucy’s project and exhibition ‘Identity + Refuge’ from 1995, which championed sustainability and featured pieces of clothing made from recycled garments.

Lucy originally trained as a designer and began exploring experimental art in 1992. Alongside co-founder Li Edelkoort Lucy pioneered Man & Humanity, a program that stimulates socially driven and sustainable design.

The limited edition pieces were made exclusively for the catwalk stitched and panelled from recycled argyle jumpers – one of our most recognisable and intrinsically Scottish designs. We are delighted to introduce a reinterpreted design as a printed argyle jumper for you to purchase.

A percentage of the sale of each Pringle of Scotland x Lucy Orta jumper will be donated to the Heba Women’s Project, a charity personally chosen by Lucy.

Pringle of Scotland x Lucy Orta
Identity + Refuge
  • Identity + Refuge – Pull Chausette
  • Date: 1995
  • Materials: 20 pairs of acrylic socks
  • Dimensions: 64 x 45 cm
  • Exhibition history: 2010 CCANW, UK; 2008 Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art; 2009 Plymouth Arts Centre, UK; 1998 Museum of Contemporary Art Sydney; 1996 Dietch Projects New York, USA; 1995 Salvation Army Paris, France
  • Courtesy: Lucy + Jorge Orta
Lucy Orta show