Fran Stringer debuted her first collection for Pringle of Scotland, the heritage brand of fine knitwear – and it literally felt like a breath of fresh air for the house. Pringle’s autumn-winter 2016 collection is a great combination of fleecy, woollen sweaters and the simple, yet sharp minimal aesthetics of the new creative director. The deconstructed, olive green knits exposed shoulders, while the felted wool midi skirts gave a slouchy, much more laid-back atmosphere to the not-so-stern-anymore brand’s image. What I loved, too, was the way the polished-leather boots were worn with over-sized turtlenecks and knitted (of course) culotte pants. There was also a strong, rib-knit body dress game in toned rust-yellow, which slimly proved that if you want to look chic in the winter, you don’t need to wear those warm duvet coats or jackets, as this timeless piece will always make you warm. Definitely, selecting a new designer for this historic knitwear label is a right direction – Pringle of Scotland has never felt so up-to-date and chill.