Taking inspiration from Harley Weir’s photographs of Scottish landscapes, Pringle of Scotland SS18 took to London Fashion Week with a series of outfits that imitated both the beauty and ruggedness of Scottish landscapes.
Coloured in a palette that evoked natural tones, elements of nature could be seen in each and every garment in manners that were both subtle and bold. The rugged visuals were aptly illustrated by a bardot knit top doused in earthy colours with a distressed appearance and an asymmetrical bottom with frayed edges of all different lengths, resembling the uneven, raw surface that a landscape can often possess. The sea appeared to materialize in a number of items; a blue maxi dress was infused with both the fluidity and choppiness of the sea through a series of stitches in clashing directions and ruffles that mimicked their distorted shape.
Perhaps the highlight was the utilization of Harley Weir’s photography; printed onto a dress, the combination created a garment that oozed serenity and elegance whilst evoking a tone of rawness that was faithful to the nature of a Scottish landscape, beautiful but not a force to be reckoned with.
Consisting of a series of visuals and textures, Pringle of Scotland SS18 created a set of unique garments with many facets to admire.
Text: Libby Festorazzi