17/03/2011 18:33 GMT | Updated 22/05/2015 10:12 BST

Catwalk Review: Margaret Howell A/W 2011/12

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).

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.

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.

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.

See our favourite looks in the gallery below:,feedConfig,localizationConfig,entry&id=985097&pid=985096&uts=1298214615