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Margaret Howell AW15 Womenswear Turtle Neck Mac Booties
Left, Zoe Huxford (THE SOCIETY), Right, Vasilisa Pavlova (SUPREME) backstage at Margaret Howell AW15Photography Philip Trengove

Margaret Howell AW15

Borrowing from the boys in skinny belts and 60s-style Peter Pan collars

Initial reaction:

Howell’s AW15 women looked like they’d raided their boyfriend's closets in what felt like an effortless extension of the designer’s LC:M show this past January.

How they wore it:

A palette of earthy tones and natural fabrics like wool, cotton, shearling and leather were at the heart of this season’s collection. Knee length tailored shorts were thickly cuffed, turtle necks and white shirts were layered beneath cable knits and tapered trousers hung loose, tightened at the waist with skinny belts. Howell introduced 60s influences – headbands pulled blunt fringes back, paisley scarves were fastened behind necks and Peter Pan collars made a brief appearance while black patent Mary Janes and slim bootie-style shoes were paired with ankle socks.

The soundtrack:

A selection of all-female classics such as Jackie DeShannon’s “When You Walk In The Room”, Carole King’s “I Feel The Earth Move” and Carmel’s “More More More” felt in sync with Howell’s laid back designs.

The sountrack to Margaret Howell AW15: