LFW AW16: Margaret Howell

British designer Margaret Howell is famous for her well-made wardrobe classics, as well as pieces with a masculine edge. And Howell delivered these again in her AW16 collection.




This season’s theme seemed to be school boy/girl, as boyish tailored suits or mismatched tweed jackets with trousers, breeches or high waisted skirts, worn with sharp collared shirts and black bowties or silk scarfs, were presented along with A-line midi shirt dresses or velvet versions with shirts worn underneath. These were paired with cross-body bags, satchel-shaped handbags or classic totes.




Models walked the runway with their hair back and almost no makeup in two-toned brogues or black boots with shearling lining. The colour palette was classic for fall – earthy hues of brown, beige, dark and moss green. Later on in the show the classic black and white combo appeared next to favourite neutrals grey and navy with a pinstripe print. Not much experimentation there. However, Howell’s clothes is wearable and that’s what she does best.


As far as patterns went, a nod to a Scottish theme was apparent in the choice of tartan and checkers. The collection featured a lot of textures as well, including previously mentioned velvet, knitwear which took the shape of classic jumpers and sweaters or long shearling coat.


by Sara Hesikova

Images courtesy of catwalking.com

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