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Pringle of Scotland AW14
Backstage at Pringle of Scotland AW14Joe Ridout

Pringle of Scotland AW14

Revolutionary knit for the tech generation through digitised motifs and hybrid technique

Initial reaction:

Rural boy escapes to the city, packing his duffel with steals from his father’s wardrobe.

Knit revolution:

This is knitwear for the internet generation, hardwired on tech. Archive pieces become futuristic hybrids, as centuries old techniques are revolutionised: an archive argyle intarsia floral motif becomes a digitised thistle, and cable knit golf v-necks are given a graphic spin.

Unexpected details:

3D surfaces seem unbelievably high tech, but are in fact handmade. Cellophane yarn is used to bind a perforated knit. High shine burgundy toes on leather boots mirror the sumptuous burgundy tones used throughout.

Father’s wardrobe:

Soft biker boy leathers appear stolen from an older generation, and elegant check blazers and coats hang off youthful shoulders.

Son’s wardrobe:

Trousers that graze ankles and school regulation polonecks. The daring youth driven clash of slouchy cashmere jogging bottoms with tailored jackets, and sharp trousers with fluid knitwear.