In her first resort collection as women’s wear design director, Fran Stringer took a sporty turn, whipping up lightweight knits with zips and stripes — and working with natural fibers to give the pieces lots of texture. Focusing on the vast Pringle archive for inspiration — “At the moment, there’s no point in my looking elsewhere,” the designer said — she uncovered Breton striped dresses and preppy rugby jersey tops.

 

The result: a fun, laid-back outing, whose standout pieces included featherweight mélange zip front cardigans and long, skinny, matching skirts; trompe l’oeil twinsets — with the two sweaters attached at the back — navy, lace-up sailor knits and Breton tops made from bumpy raw silk. Texture also came in the form of a cashmere hemp ribbed dress and the vamps on models’ colorful platform espadrilles, which had been hand-knit and crocheted in the studio.

By  on June 1, 2016

In her first resort collection as women’s wear design director, Fran Stringer took a sporty turn, whipping up lightweight knits with zips and stripes — and working with natural fibers to give the pieces lots of texture. Focusing on the vast Pringle archive for inspiration — “At the moment, there’s no point in my looking elsewhere,” the designer said — she uncovered Breton striped dresses and preppy rugby jersey tops.

 

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