PRINGLE SCOTLAND at the NATIONALL MUSEUM
Celebrate the 200th anniversary of Pringle of Scotland at the National Museum of Scotland – FREE EXHIBITION – FULLY FASHIONED
Marking Pringle of Scotland’s 200th anniversary, this free exhibition traces the history of the company from a small hosiery firm making undergarments to an international fashion brand known for its outerwear.
Using rare pieces of early knitwear, iconic fashion garments, archival records and film footage, the exhibition traces the evolution of one of the world’s oldest fashion brands and explores the continuing relevance of knitwear to the modern wardrobe.
Founded in 1815 by Robert Pringle, the company’s
origins lie in the development of the Scottish knitwear industry in Hawick, where it started out manufacturing luxurious knitted stockings and undergarments. By the early 20th century, it was applying some of the techniques used to create functional underwear to making fashionable outerwear.
A staple of the modern woman’s wardrobe, the twinset – a fitted sweater with a matching cardigan – has been a Pringle of Scotland mainstay since the 1930s. The exhibition showcases examples of the look, including a 2010 twinset designed by Tilda Swinton.
Fully Fashioned: The Pringle of Scotland Story will be exhibited at the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh on Friday 10th April and will run until August 2016.
Admissions are free