With designers as well loved and well established as Marc Jacobs putting T-shirt dresses on their catwalks this season, Pringle's Clare Waight Keller has set herself a difficult task: turning humble knit separates into anonymously cool luxury items and making them stand out in a crowded market. With help from stylist Karl Templer and a pretty pack of A-list models, this Ralph Lauren and Gucci alum mostly succeeded for spring. Working in nude, black, heather gray, and white, she kept her silhouettes young, short, and, for the most part, airy, save for a pair of leggings and some needle-thin pants. Dresses were drop-waisted and covered with tiny pleats like something a flapper would've worn, minus the sequins and beads; jackets came short-sleeved with swingy volume at the back; and pin-tucked puff-sleeve blouses topped cuffed walking shorts.
A basketweave-like knit that appeared as a blouson sweater as well as at the collar of a coat took advantage of Pringle's rich heritage of knits, but it didn't mesh with the rest of the collection. Still, she turned out her own must-have in the form of a sack dress made from silver-sequin-embellished cotton jerseya promising development given that this was only the designer's second foray onto the runway for Pringle.