There’s nothing quite like macaroons in Mayfair on a crisp sunlit Sunday morning. Guests, including Olivia Palermo and Tallulah Harlech, filed into the ballroom of Brook Street’s Saville Club for a presentation of directional knitwear from Pringle of Scotland.
Head designer Massimo Nicosia has taken an innovative approach to next season’s knitwear through juxtaposition and digital design. Monochrome palette aside, 2D ultra-flat knitwear was meshed with weaves designed from 3D printed geometry. Silk shirts and tuxedo trousers were paired with contemporary takes on chunky knitwear, whilst jumpers came sequined and pleated.
Alpaca pencil skirts worn with Manolos were offset with softly tailored feminine coats in cream and grey. A refreshing flash of deep red in fine merino wool demonstrated the brand’s focus on the movement and behaviour of fabric. Sleeveless roll-neck jumpers were a staple of the Pringle’s woman’s working wardrobe, and this collection saw the return of the lion motif, as spotted on a boxy silk polo shirt. Heritage and tradition remain key to the brand’s philosophy.
Words: Harriet Baker