Mood board: Margaret Howell took us to the dockyards for A/W 2016 with a polished spin on wharfie wear. Fisherman’s jumpers and ribbed knits were teamed with roomy waisted trousers, while duffle coats were left unlined and shirts notably unstarched, featuring larger collars than we’ve seen for a while.
Best in show: Howell’s collections are always best viewed through a zoom lens and this season’s emphasis was on cropped trousers cut with such a baggy waist that thick knits were easily tucked in, some even sporting adjustable metal loops in the back. The Brit’s shows are always about the finer details and this season her tactile waffle weave knits and navy duffle coat lined with contrasting cream shearling earned our weekend worship.
Finishing touches: Sturdy boots, rib beanies and cotton drill backpacks finished the working man’s daywear look, while lace-ups and silk scarves dressed up Howell’s unstructured suiting.