Another Big Designer Leaves Label

If you’re looking for more fashion industry drama, rest assured this latest news only measures a 1.0 compared to the John Galliano saga (though it’s still quite surprising): designer Clare Waight Keller has resigned from her post at Pringle of Scotland.

While the details are still a bit cloudy, the the designer told WWD that “it’s a sad moment – but the perfect time to close my era at Pringle” and that she “leaves incredibly proud of Pringle’s growth from a Scottish knitwear company to an international luxury brand”.

Having been with the label for five years, Keller gave no real explanation towards her departure aside from mention of “personal life”, but she is pregnant with her third child, making the split seem more her decision as opposed to “in the spirit of Dior’s”. (Get it?)

However, despite not giving an official “quit” date, the F/W collection that was recently debuted at London Fashion Week will be the designer’s last, thus officially depriving the good people who love Pringle the chance to say a proper goodbye. (But again – at least this wasn’t a Galliano situation. And behold: the new comparison to everything.)

With international Fashion Weeks having concluded just a few days ago, it’s “new leaf time” for design houses. Meaning? Here’s to expecting more news/announcements/evolutions in the next couple months – S/S shows are only seven months away.

Tags: Clare Waight Keller, designers, fashion industry, Fashion Week, John Galliano, label, London Fashion Week, Pringle of Scotland, UK

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