Monday, 14 June 2010

Pringle of Scotland

I can't believe I overlooked this collection. It was only after reading an interview with Panos Yiapanis I discovered he had styled the fall collection, so of course I was straight to to check out the collection.
Pringle has had somewhat of a merry-go-round history with designers at the house, but the brand's creative director is now Claire Waight Keller (she joined the brand in 2006, after stints at Tom Ford's Gucci and Calvin Klein womenswear). Her fall collection was just magical, with baggy wader style trousers, amazingly cut leather skirts and asymmetric coats. It surely stands as one of London's stand out collections, and certainly one to watch.

It reminds me in places of Phi, which is a label I really miss. But I just adore this tough look but with beautifully constructed pieces (the leather skirt in particular is a real stand out).

Oh, and for one of the most interesting fashion interviews I've read for a very long time, take a peek at this interview with show stylist Panos Yiapanis, it may be one of the most sobering reads I've read for awhile.
Stylist to Courtney Love and frequent collaborator with my beloved Rick Owns he's one of the most interesting but under-appreciated stylists in the industry, and his quote regarding stylists are more famous now for their Fashion Week looks than their work is becoming a sad truth.