The starting point for this season's Pringle of Scotland
collection was apt enough: Kilts were the order of the day, with the design team drawing on kilt pleating, kilt wrapping, and kilt tartan for inspiration. This was the most cohesive outing for Pringle since the company rebooted itself following the departure of former creative director Alistair Carr; everything was very spare and geometric, with a nice conversation between technical knits, a house staple, and wovens that echoed the look of those knits. Dresses with variegated pleats were crisp and relatable; so too the pleated skirts in varied tonal fabrics. Pintucking was another theme carried from knitwear to other materials, with a stitch developed to mimic the look of tuxedo pintucking and items like a narrow leather skirt repeating the pintuck motif. Elsewhere, there were some nice subtle touches, like button-down sleeves that punctuated in rough gathers, or a semi-sheer tartan composed, upon inspection, of two-faced fabrics with complementary patterns of stripes. Very clean, very composed.