Margaret Howell

Margaret Howell AW17 – suited up



Margaret Howell check suit by Peter Lindbergh for Vogue, 1986

I’ve had Margaret Howell tailoring on the brain, after spotting a version of the above image on my favourite editorial throwback Instagram account, @Magazine_Fan. It’s a UK Vogue shot of Jeny Howorth by Peter Lindbergh from 1986, featuring a double-breasted jacket with structured power shoulders. Interestingly, thanks to the small houndstooth check and subtle colour scheme, it hasn’t aged too badly.

Thirty-ish years later, Margaret Howell is still turning out excellent suiting (more…)



AW17 Trend Report: Margaret Howell



Margaret Howell Aw17
There was a louche scruffiness to Margaret Howell for AW17 that I really liked. Trousers were boy-cut or cuffed with a button and worn a bit too short with retro normcore trainers. Shirts were half in, half out, but that’s as far as the scruffiness went. I mean, this is Margaret Howell, so they were still starched and properly pressed. (more…)



Margaret Howell unbuttoned



Margaret Howell ss17

Love a bit of wonky styling, and Margaret Howell delivered for her SS17 show. There was a little bit of a #Demnaeffect with the skewiff necklines (think Vetements’ pulled-off jackets) and I liked all the undone details – collars unbuttoned, half-tucked shirts, scarves akimbo. I particularly like the unbuttoned sweater over the shirt… (more…)



THE DRG STYLE INDEX: COURRÈGES, ROKSANDA, MARNI, DRIES VAN NOTEN, MARGARET HOWELL



Here’s the latest weekly DRG STYLE INDEX ranking, a round-up of the brands currently buzzing on my radar…

1. THE SELF-WARMING COURRÈGES COAT

Courreges self warming coat
This is literally my dream coat. Classically tailored and infused with the type of tech that warms up car seats, (more…)