Schoolboy stripes and awkward lengths, classic day wear was given a slick of Brit nostalgia at Margaret Howell.
Knitted ties in muted primary colours were reminiscent of the house points system at school, but instead of having to pair them with a polyester blazer and itchy jumper, Margaret Howell gave us slick suiting with cuffed knee-length shorts. It was all a bit private school boy but don’t imagine the Riot Club, they kept it cooler with rolled sleeves, rumpled socks and loose cuts all round.
Other than the deep blue of the indigo denim, Howell was all about black and white. From crisp Daz white shirts and trousers to the translucent shine of plastic rain coats and off-white checkered shirts, everything was pure and clean. Black was reserved for suits, sunglasses frames and leather accessories as well as a long flowing cape-like mac.
Although the fabrics were lightweight and the lines were soft, sharp edged angles were everywhere in the details, boxy diagonals of short sleeve shirts, in harshly contrasted necklines of v-neck jumpers and bright white shirts and even the wide cuffed ankles of jeans.