Just as things were starting to go well at Pringle of Scotland, this morning WWD confirmed that Alistair Carr has stepped down from his role as design director. The move is surprising for many reasons. His collections have increasingly shown promise and have gone down relatively well with the critics and also, it's only be a little over a year that he took over the reigns from Claire Waight Keller.
Despite his efforts the brand continued to lose a lot of money after he arrived, resulting in the owners having to inject a whopping $16.5 million to save it. Now the design duties are going completely in-house and instead of showing big runway shows, their collections will be shown in intimate presentations. The brand's CEO Jean Fang told WWD that the decision was 'mutual' and confirmed that Carr won't leave straight away as he still has to finish of the brand's S/S13 menswear collection in London and resort 2013 collection in New York.
Are you sad to see him go?