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Stella Tennant on her new Pringle of Scotland campaign

Stella Tennant was in town on Sunday to celebrate Pringle of Scotland’s new campaign, in which she stars along with actor Luke Treadaway and artist David Shrigley. Like a beautiful giraffe with Mitford eyes, wearing argyle skater shoes and boyish trousers, we grabbed five minutes with her to talk knitwear, Scotland and what she wants from a photographer.

Stella Tennant and Luke Treadaway at the Pringle presentation
Photograph: Lauren Cochrane/Lauren Cochrane

“We were meant to shoot this in the Isle of Skye but I think that would have been quite hard. Ive been there and it’s magical but rough terrain. Instead we did it in a studio in London. Albert Watson, the photographer, was a pleasure to work with. He’s old school and very particular. I like a photographer who knows what he wants. There was genuine cross over with the subjects – I know David Shrigley through friends in Glasgow, for example – and I grew up in Hawick where Pringle was founded. It all felt very cosy. I probably wore Pringle when I was younger, bought from local charity shops. I moved back to Scotland 12 years ago, from New York and I live in the Borders. I’m used to the lack of sunshine now. I occasionally come to London and I’m here to celebrate this. I’m not doing anything else. This is my London fashion week.”

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