With climate change reaching critical mass and protecting our bodies from the inclement and erratic weather becoming more important than ever, it only makes sense for designers to rise the occasion and create designs that actually keep us safe and secure. Such was the aim of Fran Stringer for the latest Pringle of Scotland collection. For Fall, she was inspired by the women of the Scottish Highlands who survived the harsh elements—long before our traditional notions of outerwear.
That influence rendered itself in cozy, functional separates, statement-making outerwear, a slew of drawstring hoods, and flowing silhouettes including capes and maxi skirts.
Classic black leggings felt unbelievably practical as anchors to most of the looks, though trouser pairings in head-turning plaids upped the ante when it came to practicality.
The draping here was unreal—harking back to the way the women of the Scottish Highlands would layer themselves in fabric and keep it all together with a sturdy metal pin. A nylon and wool cape on Grace Bol was the ultimate in outerwear, while Samile Bermannelli’s layered sweaters gave us all new ways to wear our toppers in real-time.
Knits don’t always make for red carpet-ready looks—one of the surefire reasons why the brand isn’t a go-to for movie premieres, photocalls, and the like. Rita Ora has been a fan of the pieces and we could definitely see her and Tinseltown’s finest in a tangerine-hued, mockneck ribbed maxi dress on Dilone, as well as a one-shoulder LBD with impossible to miss button accents on Radhika Nair.
What do you think of the latest from Pringle of Scotland?