Pringle of Scotland will show its first collection under new womenswear designer Fran Stringer at the Serpentine Gallery on February 22, as part of London Fashion Week.
The premium knitwear brand appointed Stringer in October last year, after she spent five months there as a consultant.
The newly created role means Stringer works alongside Massimo Nicosia, who was previously head of design and has now become menswear design director. Stringer and Nicosia now share joint creative control.
Pringle chief executive Jean Fang said: “We are delighted to be able to expand our design team to allow both Massimo and Fran more time to dedicate to the development of the men’s and women’s seasonal collections, as well as working together on brand projects and image.
“With the importance now placed on pre collections, combined with the expansion of our menswear business, we felt the time was right to dedicate more resources to the design team.”
Stringer previously spent more than seven years at Mulberry, latterly as head of ready to wear design from April 2010 to May 2015. She was previously designer at Aquascutum from October 2006 to January 2008, Topshop Topman from August 2004 to August 2006 and AllSaints from September 2002 to August 2004.