Pringle is on the move: Its show opened with a live performance by Michael Clark Company, and the collection flowed with easy pieces, both knitted and tailored.
Following a performance upstairs at Galleria Carla Sozzani — a follow-up to Clark’s short films for the brand that debuted at London’s Serpentine Gallery earlier this year — models showed off a collection inspired by holidays in Pringle’s Scottish homeland. Multitoned argyle sweaters were meant to mimic the stained glass windows at St. Giles’ Cathedral in Edinburgh, while others were embellished with linen and leather strips woven to resemble wicker beach furniture.
Patterns on shirts and knits were inspired by Fifties scarves touting the region’s tourist attractions.
Head of design Massimo Nicosia paired them all with roomy trousers with athletic details — stretchy belts at the back, or utility ones at the front. Rainproof silk coats were embroidered with botanical motifs — recalling the work of 18th-century British artists — while the designs on baseball and varsity jackets veered away from Scotland and into the Far East — the home of Pringle’s parent — with tigers and dragon designs embroidered or woven on to them, tapestry style.