Pringle of Scotland
September 17, 2012 London
As it happened, though, the clothes Pringle unveiled today were more attractive than anticipated. There was no groundbreaking ambition here, but a few details shouted out. The collection's "crystal" embellishments, for example, turned out on inspection to be gem-cut pieces of PVC. The drawback of Pringle's decision to leave Carr's job empty, however, is that the brand no longer has someone at the helm to push the possibilities of its knits. That seems a missed opportunity. But for the moment, at least, the owners of Pringle of Scotland have chosen to emphasize not the brand's future, but its past.