In her continued quest to reinvent the Scottish knitwear label Pringle
, creative director Clare Waight Keller has been looking for ways to modernize its heritage argyle pattern. "I wanted to break up the design and make it more abstract," she said at today's pre-fall presentation. A cozy fringed cashmere cardigan featured the classic diamond pattern loosely looped across the back, while a colorful intarsia sweater dress turned the familiar design into something resembling an eighties video-game print. In other experiments with knitwear, Waight Keller treated a felted wool so that it dissolved into a sort of geometric cobweb, which she then developed into little dresses and skirts. But there was other news, too: A pleated leather kilt and smart double-collar jackets rounded out this collection of luxe basics with a twist.