Margaret Howell S/S 2020 London Fashion Week Women’s
Mood board: On Turkish designer Dilara Findikoglu’s rally-focused catwalk earlier this week, a male model sported the words ‘Vivienne says buy less’ across his bare chest, in encouragement of Vivienne Westwood’s fast fashion-rejecting belief we should buy less clothes of better, lasting quality. British designer Margaret Howell celebrates her 50th anniversary next year and if the longevity of her utilitarian, uniform-inspired and unisex silhouettes are anything to go by, we should all think a little more like Howell too. For S/S 2020 her thoughts included slouchy suiting, light drop waist dresses, cagoules and high-waisted shorts, in lemon yellow, teal, taupe and khaki.
Finishing touches: For Howell’s typical worker-meets schoolboy/girl-meets country frolicker, think beanie hats, silk neckerchiefs, socks paired with sandals and clogs for S/S 2020.
Best in show: The ‘Hushed Tones’ fashion shoot feature in the recent September Style Special issue of Wallpaper* outlines fashion’s penchant for timeless, pared back pieces (after, an influx of outlandish pieces produced only for Instagram). Howell’s V-neck sweaters, shirts and macs will keep you well covered for another half decade. §