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margaret howell spring/summer 15

Less is always more when it comes to the doyenne of practical everyday wear, Margaret Howell. Once again, doing what she does best and avoiding the circus of fashion, she subtly evolved her staple subtle but sophisticated workwear, this time to include cuffed chinos, crumpled neck ties and splashes of colour with a royal blue anorak and mustard seed jumper, all with a wider, more boxy silhouette. Margaret Howell never puts a foot out of place, we pick our top five pieces from her latest collection...

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Text Felicity Kinsella
Photography Mitchell Sams


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  • the macintosh and pinstripe shirt

    A crisp white shirt and charcoal grey mac - the perfect combination and classic Howell. You know what they say, if it ain't broke, don't fix it.

    Margaret Howell spring/summer 15

  • the cream crew neck

    Crew necks with neck ties tucked in the collar - among the fanfare of fashion week, this is one show the boys won't mock as they march out from the wings.

    Margaret Howell spring/summer 15

  • the slouchy holdall

    The airy jacket and khaki holdall ooze summer holiday chic, carrying us casually (and cooly) into the next season.

    Margaret Howell spring/summer 15

  • the black polo

    All black everything (turn-ups, lace-ups, polo-shirt) - ever the epitome of preppy/grungy English style.

    Margaret Howell spring/summer 15

  • the pj shirt

    Wee Willie Winkie runs through the town, upstairs and downstairs in his nightgown! Howell's collarless light blue and white stripe shirt brings tradition into the 21st century.

    Margaret Howell spring/summer 15