>> Alistair Carr isn't holding back. The new Pringle of Scotland designer debuted his first complete collection for the label today — and the Fashion Week crowd was out to support in full force. Abbey Lee Kershaw opened the show, while Pringle face Tilda Swinton, Anna Dello Russo, Irina Lazareanu, and Rosario Dawson were all in the front row.
For Spring 2012, Carr dipped into the archives of the storied house, bringing out classic knits and prints and giving them a kick into the future. Large-scale chevrons in multi-colored hues decorated the necklines and cuffs of thin-gauge sweaters, while silk skirts and pencil-dresses got a smattering of graphic prints in the form of links and chains. Silhouettes were streamlined and lithe, and there were plenty of highly-wearable separates. The designer also played with neons and brights, offering them up in clever slices at the lapels of blazers, as well as on the underlining of layered skirts and capes, which kicked up in a dramatic flash of color as the models walked.