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McQ has a new London flagship on Dover Street and a new designer to match. Alistair Carr, previously the design director at Pringle of Scotland, was announced today as head of design for Alexander McQueen’s secondary collection. His first efforts will be for the brand’s men’s, women’s, and accessories pre-fall 2013 collections.
Creative director Alistair Carr recently showed off his final efforts for Pringle of Scotland, his Resort 2013 collection, after taking the reins at the label just a little over a year ago. His Fall collection, however, gets its shining moment in the heritage brand’s new ad campaign lensed by photographer Roe Ethridge. He photographed models Jake Shortall and Alison Nix at gallerist Eva Presenhuber’s house in Switzerland (which, as it so happens, was designed by architects Andreas Fuhrimann and Gabrielle Hächler—also the architects behind the new Pringle of Scotland store opening in late 2012). Here, catch an exclusive behind-the-scenes glimpse (pictured, below) of the shooting of the campaign, which features traditional-style portraits of the models overlaying more risqué, dark images of the duo in Carr’s knitwear.
After a little over a year as design director at Pringle of Scotland, Alistair Carr (pictured) will be leaving the house. The departure was “a mutual decision,” according to Pringle CEO Jean Fang, and moving forward, the collection will instead be designed by an in-house team. The house plans to focus on retail development and “roll out smaller stores and emphasize core product, such as luxury cashmere and wool separates with a modern edge.”
For his part, Carr will finish off his Pringle career art-directing the Fall ad campaign, and he will show both his Spring ’12 menswear collection and Resort ’13 collection in June. He’s also going to keep working on the Pringle-sponsored Princess Grace: More Than an Image exhibition at the Nouveau Musée National de Monaco.
For its first time ever, Pringle of Scotland enlisted David Benjamin Sherry, who has shot for the likes of i-D, Dazed & Confused, and Another Man, to photograph its Spring ’12 campaign. Sherry also joined Kati Nescher and Suvi Koponen in front of the lens as one of the models for the menswear campaign. Style.com has exclusive behind-the-scenes footage (above) of the group at work in Switzerland’s Verzasca Valley, with Nescher and Koponen striking a pose against the rocks in Alistair Carr’s asymmetrical-print knits and layered dresses. Images from the campaign, below.
Change is in the air at Pringle of Scotland, where Balenciaga alum Alistair Carr has taken the reins, following the departure of former creative director Clare Waight Keller. (Waight Keller herself, it was announced last week, is set to helm Chloé.) But not everyone at the Scottish luxury house is new. Tilda Swinton, a regular face and fan of the brand (she memorably worked with Ryan McGinley on a series of spots), is back to helm its Fall ’11 ad campaign, shot for the second season running by Walter Pfeiffer. The new images were lensed at the Glasgow School of Art, from which Swinton’s campaign co-star, Scottish artist Jim Lambie, graduated. Above, an exclusive preview of the new images, and below, behind-the-scenes shots with Swinton, Lambie, and Pfeiffer.
“Tilda is a force of nature and full of energy—an inspiring personality to collaborate with,” the Swiss photographer told Style.com. “She will never be an object for the camera but always plays with it.” The actress herself, along with the Art Deco buildings of the Glasgow School of Art, provided the inspiration for the shoot. Her dramatic new look owes much to a new blunt, front-combed shag, with heavy bangs she called a “warrior girl fringe.” “We looked for a modern romantic gesture in my look,” Swinton said. “I love it.” Nothing like a little warrior chic to get into character, we’d say. But asked about her preparation for the shoot, Swinton noted that for her, it is no different from preparing for a film role. “[It’s] the same way,” she said. “Choose clothes. Dress up and play.” And did she bring her own ideas to the set as well? “Certainly,” Swinton replied. “And my own dogs.” Continue Reading “Tilda Swinton And Walter Pfeiffer On Their New Pringle Of Scotland Campaign” »