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Margaret Howell AW14

Nostalgic and mellow in mossy twinsets, flushed school girl cheeks and woolly beanies

Initial reaction:

With its mossy twinsets, calf length corduroy skirts and quintessentially British tweed jackets, the collection felt like a scene out of the movie adaptation of Kazuo Ishiguro’s Never Let Me Go, only without the depressing ending and with lots more luxe factor.


Nostalgic and mellow yet also upbeat, with Booker T and the MGs “Green Onions” and Spencer Davis Group “Keep On Running” on the stereo, and Frank Wilson “Do I love you (Indeed I do)” for the finale.

How they wore it:

With messy braided ponytails and flushed schoolgirl cheeks. There was a sense of youthfulness to the looks, underscored by the woolly beanies and socks pulled high up the leg.

Ease factor:

There is an enduring easy calm to Howell's quintessentially British universe, and this season was no different.

Stand out look:

A timeless charcoal trench coat with polished buttons.