Margaret Howell

I went to the party to celebrate twenty years of Margaret Howell in Wigmore Street, the company headquarters next door to the Wigmore Hall, an appropriate combination, both being in their different ways so high minded. There is a short, thoughtful and very atmospheric film by Emily Richardson posted online (see below) in which she ruminates about her influences, mainly family and maybe the Suffolk coast, and her approach to design which is unworldly and in no way influenced by fashion, more fabric and how clothes wear over time.

I bought my first Harris tweed jacket from her shop in St. Christopher’s Place in 1979, so I now realise I was a pioneer (it says the shop opened in 1980, but this must be wrong). I used to buy all my ties from her, but I notice that we have both given up on ties during lockdown.


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