If you’re like us here at Bruce Andrews Design, you can only go so long without getting a fashion fix. That’s why we are always on the hunt for great stories!
For instance, when London Fashion Week was upon us, we took a look at the new collection by an iconic fashion brand with heritage in its DNA, bespoke cashmere among its lauded wares and an echo of our lineage given its country of origin. We’re speaking of Pringle of Scotland, which was founded in 1815 in Hawick, the birthplace of the Scottish knitwear industry. If the words cashmere and knitwear bring your grandmother to mind, best to reimagine the textiles, as this brand has always been innovative and its leaders unabashedly forward-thinking.
“Pringle was really ahead of their time and eager to experiment,” says Wallace Shaw, the company’s design director from 1972 through 1978. The company was later credited with creating the intarsia design known today as the Pringle signature argyle pattern, which was immediately adopted by the Duke of Windsor and the fashionable set of the time. Pringle also took a sporty two-piece cardigan and sweater set from the golf course and retailored it to create the “‘twinset,” and an iconic British style was born. Now the fashion brand’s style couldn’t be more avant-garde, a stance we celebrate as the company’s designers continue to push the envelope.