Fashion: Pringle of Scotland Pre-Fall & Autumn Winter 2014

by Sasha Wilkins on August 4, 2014 · 9 comments

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As a fashion editor one of the things that came to fascinate me most was the development of new fabrics. In the main this was because I don’t think you can write about the fashion industry in any kind of compelling or authoritative manner unless you understand both the construction and the component parts of clothing, but also because my dear friend Brig, who has featured on this blog for years now, is a fabric director and her passion for her field is infectious. I’ve learnt a huge amount from her.

So when Pringle of Scotland showed AW14 back in February, their collection caught my eye, not just because I thought it good, but because the collection saw their designer Massimo Nicosia collaborate with the architect and material scientist, Richard Beckett to design a series of  3D printed fabrics using innovative new technologies for the first time in a ready to wear collection.

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A series of fabrics have been digitally designed and made up of over 1000 individual 3D printed geometries that interweave together to create bespoke three dimensional materials. These materials are then seamlessly integrated into the collection using traditional knitwear techniques. Most importantly the collection hasn’t been subordinated to the fabrics: each one  has been designed and engineered to exhibit the required movement, behaviour and aesthetic in order to work on the body in a cohesive manner.

I went into the new Pringle of Scotland store on Mount Street to see the AW14 collection in person, and then we shot some of the pieces in around my flat in Camden, North London, to show how this innovative and beautiful collection can mesh seamlessly into a modern working wardrobe.

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Navy wool jacket with 3D printed geometries arriving later this month at www.pringlescotland.com

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Inspired by softly structured car coats, this single-breasted multi stitch detail  coat (available now) is cut with relaxed dropped shoulders and a punched wool skirt. A knitted collar and oversize pockets at the front complete the piece. The teal wool V neck sweater dress is available for pre-order.

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Pringle pre fall 2014

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This pre-fall wool degrade coat  (available now) is a single-breasted design inspired by feminine swing coats. Crafted in a technical wool for warmth, it features a tonal degrade jacquard, and an off-centre closure with leather snap buttons, oversized vent pockets and a double back vent

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This textured cream jacket and diamond pattern sweater with appliqued 3d geometries is arriving instore later this month.

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Pringle pre fall 2014 sasha wilkins

This post is a collaboration between Pringle of Scotland and Sasha Wilkins of LibertyLondonGirl.com.

All photographs by Remy Millar. Styled by Sasha. (Hair and make up by Sasha too!)

Style notes:
Mustard rain heels by Bally
Brown alligator handbag – my grandmother’s
Black sunglasses by Sunday Somewhere
Navy blue polka dot satin shirt by Boden
Blue jeans by Zara
Nude cat eye sunglasses by Osprey London
Wide leg denim trousers by GAP (seasons old)
Black open toe lattice heels by Nicholas Kirkwood
Black leather stretch jean cut trousers by J Brand

 

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Paulina August 4, 2014 at 16:29

Cool! I love them all. http://www.thepaarblog.com/

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Carol August 5, 2014 at 12:12

The degrade coat is amazing! I absolutely love the tonal effect!

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Nish August 5, 2014 at 14:17

That degrade wool jacket is totally lovely. Love how you’ve styled it.

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The Lex Chapter August 6, 2014 at 00:12

Love this post – the fabric looks totally gorgeous and its making me excited for Winter ( is that possible?)

Greetings from Battersea

http://thelexchapter.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/brighton-rocks.html

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Karen Shannon August 6, 2014 at 03:56

I am always a fan of coats. And these is just perfect! Love the degraded coat, very fashionable. And those wool coats, my my, looks very comfortable and warm. I think I gotta purchase one of those.

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Veena August 6, 2014 at 07:17

What an inspiring post Sasha, you’ve got me interested in textures of fabrics much more than I was before! They add such an individual twist to any classic jacket, and this brand is something I will definitely have to look out for.

♡ veena | seveninchstilettos.com
twitter/instagram: @veenamccoole

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Becky August 6, 2014 at 14:31

I am in love with that degrade coat, the effect is fabulous! Love the way you describe the fabrics and techniques – so much more interesting than just a link to a store!

Becs x
miscriant.blogspot.com

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Angie August 8, 2014 at 07:48

What an interesting post Sasha. 3D printing has so much potential but I hasn’t thought of it in the context of fashion. I’m lucky to work in an art and design school and this morning a group of us are doing an introduction session to our new 3D printers and laser cutters so this piece is inspiration for what I could do this morning so thank you!

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