Margaret Howell SS/15: LC:M

Margaret Howell SS/15: LC:M

Margaret Howell SS/15: LC:M

 

Margaret Howell’s SS15 collection for men continues the designer’s hallmark trait of simple cuts and shapes in a rather sombre palette of greys and blues. But whatever the collection may lack in complexity is made for in the precise tailoring that suggests a very adept hand – unsurprising from a designer who believes in design that is “well-made and enduring”.

Crewneck sweaters, short-sleeved shirts and pants are relaxed without being sloppy; this underscores Howell’s extensive knowledge of shapes and her ability to create a comfortable fit for those muggy summer days. Keeping in mind the season, materials and textures are lightweight and breathable so that even with a jacket or sweater on, the Margaret Howell man appears effortlessly cool and at ease. To add a pop of colour, Howell throws in sweaters and jackets in dark cobalt and dusky denim blue. But it doesn’t stop one from wishing pieces came in a greater variety of colours in a rather drab range of neutrals.

Still you can’t blame Howell from not deviating from the understated simplicity that she has honed. Howell’s pieces may not be trendy, but after 42 years in the business, the designer has perfected the clean, polished, elegant look of a Margaret Howell man that effortlessly surpasses trends to remain relevant.

Text: Yvette Kan