Alistair Carr says goodbye to Pringle of Scotland
Alistair Carr has parted ways with Pringle of Scotland. After just over a year at the British fashion label, Carr's departure is the latest development in the company's restructure.
According to Pringle's CEO, Jean Fang, the decision to part ways with their design director was amicable. Describing it as a "mutual descision" she said Carr would continue to direct the autumn ad campaign and show his spring 2013 menswear collection in London this June. He will also present his resort 2013 collection in New York on June 11, and continue his work on the exhibition, 'Princess Grace: More Than an Image,' at the Nouveau Musée National de Monaco, of which Pringle is a sponsor.
"I want to thank Alistair for all his great efforts and contributions at Pringle. We will miss him, and we wish him all the best in his future endeavours," she said.
Fang confirmed that moving forward the existing in-house design team would take up the reins of rolling out collections as the label looks towards creating seasonal presentations rather than catwalk shows. The team will focus on smaller retail offerings with its core product base - luxury cashmere and wool separates with a modern edge.
Last November, Pringle received an £11 million bailout after the company experienced major losses between January 2010 to 2011. Now the direction for the business is retail development, with the new Pringle stores set to be half the size of its flagship on Sloane Street in London. In the meantime, I'll be keeping my eye on what the talented Mr Carr does next.