Tuesday 20 September 2011


Alistair Carr is the young man tasked with the brief to reinvent Pringle of Scotland for the 21st century. The designer, who has worked most recently for Balenciaga, has been on the job since March, but as this is a knitwear house, and a collection for Spring and Summer, it wasn’t the ideal season to roll out his full woolly new signature for Pringle. Still, from the get-go this new-look Pringle was strong, slick fashion with a capital F. Carr’s Pringle woman likes her slim, fitted trousers (his came in grey, or with a black back and grey front) and she likes a jumper (patterned or in bold colours such as aqua or pink). She also loves a back-to-front cardigan – worn buttoned only at the nape to reveal a beguiling slice of back – with a slouchy trouser. On a more feminine note, Carr played with drape and offered dresses that appeared to be two knee-length cardigans buttoned together in an asymmetric way. The general feeling here was that Carr had made an excellent start

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