Margaret Howell doesn’t make a song and dance of her runway shows – but her clothes speak for herself. Look at our exclusive backstage pics here.
Continuing on from her LCM show last month, Margaret Howell presented a sharp yet understated collection of wardrobe staples at Howell HQ yesterday morning.
A workforce of models clad in fisherman’s funnel neck jumpers in bursts of red and mellow white, their hems drooping over pleated twill skirts, took to the catwalk. Waists were cinched in and pockets were seamless. Howell managed to capture the epitome of an everyday – but extremely well dressed – Brit in each piece.
What little extravagant detail there was left the eye to focus on the clean silhouettes offered for AW13. This was a collection of dreams; you could close your eyes and pick any two pieces and they’d effortlessly match together.
Practicality extended to accessories too; boots were black, knee-high and flat soled. Satchels were leather, equalling a both sustainable and utilitarian option.
Howell continues to prove each season that those rare times that you strip back the fuss away from fashion do work – you’re simply left with timeless pieces that everyone wants hanging in their wardrobe.
Words: Millie Cotton
Images: Harry Carr