Alistair Carr's final collection for Pringle of Scotland's Resort 2013 season looks to a destination vacation in maybe Palm Springs. Color-blocked pastels and pearlized patent-leather mix in with the brand's traditional argyle pattern and diamond cut for futuristic look, while some of the light knitwear keeps the overall collection relaxed enough for that resort vacation. The press release enclosed below gives a bit more information on the collection.
New York, June 2012 Pringle of Scotland is the iconic brand founded in 1815 at the birthplace of the Scottish knitwear industry. From the beginning technical innovation has led to the creation of knitwear as outerwear, the signature argyle pattern and the classic twinset. the Spring/Summer 2013 resort collection offers modern elegance in luxurious fabrics and lightweight knits, with volume creating a relaxed and easy silhouette.
Graphic Palm Springs pastel colour blocks intersect loose fit tussah silk knits paired with lounge fit cotton trousers, whilst pearlised patent leather jackets and skirts showcase the colour blocks to architectural effect. This luxury resort spirit is developed throughout the collection with black and white Palm Springs check, appearing first on slim trousers and progressing through indigo and white and into block colours across knitted shorts, dresses and jackets.
Knitted dresses are rejuvenated for Summer in pearl white or bright indigo - short sleeved and fitted at the top, then flaring out into full skirts. The movement of fabrics is key to each section of the collection with round skirts reacting with different effects according to their fabric - structured patent leather, springy knit, or fluid silk.
Denim is luxurious; 100% lightweight wool dark indigo trousers and structured tops create a clean, crisp effect. White silk smocks and shirt dresses with utility pockets and belt loops feature splashes of paint stroke print in fresh tomato red, Post It pink and bright indigo - colours that are revisited throughout the collection.
Heritage is as always an inspiration, most evident in the familiar diamonds of the brand’s argyle, recurring in varying scales and treatments across knitted dress and cardigan twin sets, clean cut jacquard dresses, and diamond cut out layering pieces that work in contrast with the garments underneath to create a 3D effect. The traditional twinset and pearls is literalised through a series of varying scale polka dots that progress into Swarovski pearl panels across Made in Scotland cashmere sweaters and cardigans.