My first Show of the day Wednesday 8th January 10am The venue Bloomsbury House.
I Started with Complimentary canapes ,Orange Juice and Coffee.
I then proceeded into the main room where i was welcomed by a friendly team and what i must say was an incredible presentation and impressive collection
Pringle of Scotland is one of the oldest names in the Scottish borders, the birthplace
of the British knitwear industry. founded in 1815 by Robert Pringle, the company began
as a manufacturer of hosiery and underwear. it became one of the first luxury knitwear
manufacturers in the world, having expanded throughout Europe, the us and Japan during
the 19th and 20th centuries.
Pringle of Scotland has been knitting cashmere since the 1870s and was one of the first
brands to introduce knitwear as outerwear in the early 1900s. Pringle also created 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 took a sporty
two-piece cardigan and sweater set from the golf course and retailored it to create the
‘Twinset’ worn at sophisticated tea parties. this was teamed with a single string of pearls
and an icon of classic British style was born. the brand also introduced pink cashmere for
men, one of the confirmed fans being the famous actor and socialite, Noel coward.
Pringle has been a favourite of the stars of stage and screen since the 1940s. in the 1950s,
the original sweater girls: Jean Simmons, Margaret Lockwood, Deborah Kerr, Grace Kelly,
Brigitte Bardot, Margot Fonteyn and many more all wore Pringle.
in march 2000, a new chapter began for the company when a brand vision and key strategies
were put in place to take the business into the international luxury arena. Pringle now
sells from London, Milan and New York showrooms. Pringle operates flagship stores in
Sloane street, London and the Hong Kong landmark.
the Pringle of Scotland collection is founded in our heritage of movie stars and royalty
and is combined with a powerful mix of popular culture and contemporary style. luxury with
an edge defines the mainline men’s and women’s collections, which are shown in Milan and
London. the brand has recently appointed Tilda Swinton as brand ambassador for the autumn
/ winter 2011 advertising campaign.
Robert Pringle’s founding principles of quality, style, authenticity and innovation are still
of the utmost importance today and the foundation to Pringle of Scotland as one of the most
desirable luxury heritage fashion brands in the world
to see the latest collection go to http://www.pringlescotland.com/
After being Invited to The Duchamp London LCM Opening Party last year at The Experimental Cocktail Club,It was an honour to be invited to the Duchamp London event held at the Royal Academy of Arts.
The Autumn/Winter collection did not disappoint and certainly complimented the venue,At the top of the staircase awaited a drawing room with a host of traditional games from Chess,Cane fencing,And pride of place stood a Poker table surrounded by four Duchamp dapper gentleman.
I was invited to sit and play a round of with the gentleman of the table and managed to win on a pair of nines!
Celebrating It’s 25 Anniversary this year, Duchamp London presented their Autumn/Winter collection at London Collections:Men.
The Duchamp London Collection focused heavily on Tailoring this year and a very impressive collection was on show encapsulating how the discerning gentleman should dress throught the winter season.
From a vast array of colourful fabrics and luxury corduroy suiting,Scottish tweed three pieces and printed silks for evening jackets.
The collection based around luxury lifestyles:The Jet setting Rogue,the Artist,the Alpinista,the Country Gent and the Entertainer.Bringing to the Forefront a Dapper Duchamp Man who is Adventurous,Sophisticated,International and Refined.
A thoroughly enjoyable afternoon with a great atmosphere Congratulations and a big thank you to Marc Psarolis and Gianni Colarossi for your hospitality.
Artycouture-Musician Gary Kemp walks the runway at the Oliver Spencer show during The London Collections: Men Autumn/Winter 2014 on January 8,
The Oliver Spencer show had suspense followed by drama. Whilst being caught up in the frenzy when a water pipe burst just moments before the runway show beginning there was a slight delay but this did not stop what was an incredible show which featured a collection with an assortment of geometric shapes and colour palettes consisting of charcoal,navy,and forest green which blended nicely with caramel and rust like tones.
Key pieces from this amazing collection included the shawl collar Donegal jacket,Lightweight nylon mac,Judo Pants,and a Caramel Epsom coat.
The Specials Drummer John ‘Brad’ Bradbury accompanied the show performing a live set whilst Musicians Gary Kemp and Blurs Bassist Alex James joined the models on the runway to show off an exciting and amazing collection of clothing fit for the modern man.
photo credit:Photo by Giovanni Giannoni