Thursday, April 23, 2015

Pringle 2013 Pre-Fall Collection

It’s the beginning of 2013 and so that means you should have your AW12 wardrobe all in place and can now turn your thoughts on what to wear for AW13. One brand ready to show what’s what is Pringle of Scotland with their pre-fall 2013 collection.

There is a geometric theme through the collection which of course is obvious in the Pringle’s signature argyle pattern but it is through the use of panels where the geometry becomes more complex.

Here we see panels making juxtaposition key to the pieces. There are different textures including smooth leather and silk panels next to wool, contrasting colour blocking and panels of different lengths creating a stepped effect on hemlines. Asymmetric zips and openings cut through the panels to create more geometric shapes for the complete look.

The iconic argyle pattern is shown in various guises. For a more delicate and feminine look, a light pointelle diamond knit is used, whilst the pattern is distorted in a graphic design on cashmere silk intarsia sweaters.

The classic twin set is there in colour block combinations of navy, storm blue and black plus the brighter peony, dusty pink and taupe combination. The twin set concept is carried further with matching panel fabrics draped as a scarf or wrapped as a belt on dresses, shirts and jackets.

The interior of garments are on show including a reversible jacket combining black with dusty pink. Trousers have triangular front pocket slits and large turn ups that reach the knee showing contrasting colours and seams for a luxurious take on utility wear.

The main colour palette has a sophisticated and classic feel with burgundy, dusky pinks, taupe, dark green and various shades of blue from pale duck egg to midnight. Accent colours of orange, emerald green and peacock blue add brightness and fun.

By Karen Grace
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