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Both Margaret Howell and Paul Smith AW15 really did have lots of things that I’m gagging for in my wardrobe right now. I played Margaret Howell bingo with my seat mate, scoring points for every appearance of a tweed coat, masculine trouser or white shirt. But jokes aside, the appeal of Margaret Howell from season to season is the nuanced attention to detail. There’s a host of signature elements but they chop and change, so it’s not as predictable as we like to think.
Next season’s Margaret Howell woman is extremely refined, from her neatly tucked-in cable knits to her longer length skirts and kilts (kilts are definitely trending for AW15 btw), worn with Falke ankle socks and patent flat pumps (no bingo point for me here, I predicted loafers or brogues). On my want list are the macs and blazers and I must also mention the shoulder bags – substantial satchels in luxe black and tan leather.
From Paul Smith it was the coats that did it for me – tailored masculine ones in charcoal grey or oversized muted checks. I also loved the boyish trouser suits and long culottes, styled with thick-heeled boots and scruffy ponytails…
WORDS: Navaz Batliwalla/Disneyrollergirl
Images: Margaret Howell; WWD (Paul Smith)
What to steal from the Margaret Howell menswear 2015 show? Mainly the coats – dun-coloured peacoats, a structured trench, and the single breasted mac I’ve been looking for for yonks. As always, I look for details. Such as the length of the trousers – a bit too short to show off contrast-coloured socks; the tucked in jumpers, and the fine-knit poloneck worn under a suit jacket. All elements to adopt right now…
Yesterday was my favourite LFW day in terms of the designers I love. Preen, Toga, Topshop and Margaret Howell all rank high on my radar.
Preen veered off on an ultra-bright tangent compared to the monochrome minimalism of some of the shows we’ve seen so far. I liked the starker, print-free pieces, especially these jackets with the primary-coloured zips…
PREEN BY THORNTON BREGAZZI
As much as we all love a Pilotto print or a Kane curveball, for day-to-day most editors I know are happiest in a Margaret Howell sweater or the perennial favourite ‘crisp white shirt’. These we got this morning (in *gasp* – a new, bigger venue) with corduroy tailoring and full skirts, accessorised with calf length socks and midi heels…
Of all my Gap Styld.By outfits, this is the one I’ve been wearing the most. Double denim is still sniffed at in most mainstream circles but I think if you wear it in matching or obviously contrasting colours/shades, then it can work really well.
I’m wearing Gap’s ‘Sexy Boyfriend’ jeans with a classic Gap denim jacket. Continue reading
Sophisticated, clean-cut pieces in an electric colour palette and tessellated prints at Preen – accompanied by David Sylvian and Ryuichi Sakamoto’s Forbidden Colours. And look at that neon light installation…
Hello sunshine! Finally, the sweaters are boots are off and my toes can bask in the warmth of summer. Can there be a better feeling? To celebrate, I’ve cracked open the Church’s Henrika sandals that have been sat in a box for 2 months. That’s the problem with buying summer things in London, you’re never quite sure you’ll get to wear them. I’m all about nostalgic flat sandals this year and the Church’s are a brilliant buy. They need zero breaking in, just throw on the J Brands boyfriend jeans, buckle up and go… Continue reading
…And finally, the concept of pre-collections makes perfect sense. Landing in store any day now, the pre-fall collections (AKA the collections that take up an increasing slice of a buyer’s budget) consist of the wear-all-year pieces that have become the mainstay of British wardrobes. Continue reading