Fully Fashioned: The Pringle of Scotland Story

8 June 2015

Fully Fashioned Pringle of Scotland Story exhibition
This post is a wee bit closer to my heart.. The Fully Fashioned: Pringle of Scotland Story exhibition is currently being hosted at my former work, the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh. Having come up with the concept of a blogger event to promote the exhibition - which celebrates 200 years of Pringle - before I left, the night had come to see what my fellow Scottish bloggers thought!

And, of course, what I thought too..



Fully Fashioned Pringle of Scotland Story exhibition
Fully Fashioned Pringle of Scotland Story exhibition
On the morning of the exhibition launch
Fully Fashioned Pringle of Scotland Story exhibition

Fully Fashioned Pringle of Scotland Story exhibition
We started off our evening with a few glasses of prosecco, some nibbles and a talk through the exhibition by Keeper of Art and Design, James Robinson. James was, as expected, a wonderfully engaging speaker and really made you aware of the impact Pringle of Scotland had on women's fashion (some say long before Coco Chanel!)

After our welcome talk, we made our way to the star of the evening - the exhibition itself. Having already visited back on its launch morning, I made the most of revisiting my highlight pieces. One such piece is the paisley print dress (see below); which really blows all your preconceptions of the Pringle brand (e.g. argyle jumpers and golfers) right out of the water.

Fully Fashioned Pringle of Scotland Story exhibition
Some of my other exhibition highlights are the archive footage films dotted around the room. The films are filled with amateur models with fluttering '60s lashes who were picked from the original Pringle factory down in Hawick and trained into catwalk models for their fashion shows. Amazing!

The final highlight for me was the twin set sourced from golden era screen starlet Grace Kelly's collection. The twin set is Pringle's pride and joy, and they were fortunate enough to have Princess Grace of Monaco - my personal favourite golden era actress - as a fan.

Fully Fashioned Pringle of Scotland Story exhibition

Fully Fashioned Pringle of Scotland Story exhibition
Has this whetted your appetite? Good news for fashion lovers who want a bit more where this came from; The National Museum of Scotland will soon be opening its new Fashion and Style gallery (due in 2016). So that's one to note in your calendar. Having peeked at a few of the pieces due to be shown (all hush hush!), I promise you it will certainly be the most stylish gallery this side of the Scottish border.

Fully Fashioned Pringle of Scotland Story exhibition
Will you be checking out the Fully Fashioned: Pringle of Scotland Story exhibition this summer?

The free exhibition runs until 16 August 2015.
The National Museum of Scotland is open every day between 10am-5pm.
Find out more here.

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