Silk neck scarfs and oversized socks are some of the accessories complementing the designer’s SS14 collection
Serenity is Margaret Howell’s sartorial trademark; her shows are always early on the second day of LC:M, a fresh and clean breath of air in an otherwise hectic, colourful and chaotic schedule. Howell’s clothes – the signature slouch tailoring, loose shirts and comfy trousers – are a bliss among the otherwise hyped up and ADD-like shows of the city’s younger generation. In her Wigmore Street store and show space, look after look showcased a modest yet confident aesthetic for SS14; blues, greys and beige tones played against the odd black, while white and ivory set the summer tone. Always sparse in her accessorising, we chose to focus on a few of the details Margaret Howell decided to send out; bucket hats added Madchester attitude, her Yoshida Porter collab continued with dark tote bags, silk neck scarves took over from ties, and Margaret Howell x Tricker’s shoes were in turn accessorised themselves with oversized socks.
Words David Hellqvist
Photography Morgan O’Donovan