Looking to Art Nouveau, Charles Rennie Mackintosh and the 20th-century Italian architect Ettore Sottsass for pre-fall, Massimo Nicosia, head of design at Pringle of Scotland, delivered a collection featuring lots of graphic elements and surface interest. “I was thinking about grids and organized texture, how to eliminate excess on knitwear and lighten heavy fabrics,” said Nicosia. Dresses came in cream melton-wool with rows of tiny square laser-punches, and A-line skirts with delicate edges done in dissolvable yarns to create a similar gridlike pattern. There were also sweaters in swirling 3-D knits and bustiers in chunky cashmere.
Textural contrasts came in the form of sablé wool trenchcoats with long knitted panels on the sleeves, and velvet A-line skirts paired with shiny Lurex silk tops.