DESIGNER: Margaret Howell
INSPIRATION: Tomboys ruled the runway, and this interplay between masculine and feminine elements was the starting point for a collection dominated by navy, charcoal and claret (deep reds are shaping up to be the big colour story next season).
TOP LOOKS: A wide-shoulder Crombie belted to cinch with a thick brown leather and fedora summed up the boy/girl mood, while floating silk skirts were styled with tough chunky knits and brogues.
ACCESORIES: A camel fedora was atop just about every head on the runway, while dusky pink brogues were the footwear of choice.
WHO WAS THERE: Sitting front row, Alexa Chung looked every inch the Margaret Howell girl her Breton stripe dress and camel coat.
WHAT WE THOUGHT: When you go to a Margaret Howell show, you know exactly what to expect - but that's no bad thing. This season androgynous elements were played out by teaming masculine tailored pieces with lightweight washed silks and flowing maxis. The result? Easy luxe dressing that will easily make the transition into our wardrobes for autumn.
Margaret Howell, a/w 2011/12
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