Pringle of Scotland and band members of Franz Ferdinand have collaborated for the brand's 195th anniversary. These contemporary Scottish artists have designed a limited-edition range of knitwear. Lead singer Alex Kaprano's features a hanging golfer at the price of £650. And why may you ask? “Golf had a such a strong social significance when I was growing up in Glasgow. It was the emblem of social climbing—and everything I wanted to rebel against it.” Guitarist, Nick McCarthy's piece is a knit with the written quote "Sign for strength, perserverance and confidence" and will go for the high price of £1,295. This price is not uncommon in the world of fashion, where the likes of Tilda Swinton, Douglas Gordon, and Ryan McGinley were all involved in the latest Pringle of Scotland ad campaign. In other words, you're paying for a name -- and while I appreciate the new pieces, there is enough overpriced fashion out there. In the name of rebellion, I would much rather dance naked in the street to their hit song,"Take Me Out".
- Simona McIntyre -