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Florence

Pringle of Scotland

Fall 2018 Menswear

Florence

Pringle of Scotland

Fall 2018 Menswear

Florence

BY William Buckley

January 11, 2018

If you’re alive and you’ve worn clothes, you’ve certainly seen intarsia, whether you’ve identified it as such or not. Intarsia is a knitting technique used to incorporated colored shapes in knitwear, Ever owned a pair of Argyle socks and turned them inside out? Or rather, pulled them off at bedtime and seen them on the floor inside out the next morning? The rough side of the sock has longer strands of yarn—the mechanics of intarsia if you like. And this season, Gaby Day, Pringle of Scotland’s new head of menswear, explored that as an outward motif over hidden craft-byproduct. Patches of chunky Shetland Fair Isle knit were left with those free-hanging yarns, and stitched into outerwear—on the breast of a burgundy shearling cardigan, or the arm of a lighter red puffer coat. Heavy thermal wool pants were paired with technical parkas, and that signature rampant lion motif was exploded on scarves—a strong start for Day for sure.

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