Alistair Carr may only be in his sophomore season as Design Director at Pringle but based solely upon the performance executed today, we would have assumed he had been at it for years. The austere surroundings at Philips de Pury made sure that no attention was stolen away from the collection focused around the classic twinset with a twist.

The models’ dip-dyed locks sat upon heavy V-neck knits, finished with ruffles, causing us some confusion. Was this really a Pringle show we were watching, or had we got lost and ended up in Dalston?

Show after show this season has seen ridged structures descend the catwalk so coats with billowing lapels offered a much needed breath of fresh air for AW12. Angular patterns in hues of burnt orange and eggshell blue were nipped in at the waist and accessorised with leather gloves in various complimenting colours.

“Behind the collection is a girl I used to know at school.” Carr said, referring to his inspiration. We left fascinated by where Carr studied and couldn’t help but wonder why we didn’t get to go to a school full of girls as cool as those ones.

Words: Millie Cotton