Margaret Howell – Spring/Summer 2014 Menswear Collection | Runway Show

By - June 18th, 2013

For the ongoing London Collections: Men biannual showcase, Margaret Howell’s Spring/Summer 2014 Menswear Collection envisions a fashion savvy-male that is incognito to the trained eye of the sartorially-smart onlookers. Clothed in oversized tops, rolled up shorts, and topped with floppy sun hats, the models carried themselves with an anti-social demeanor down the catwalk at her Wigmore Street flagship store as if it were hip to be functionally dressed in unabashedly billowing outfits. The color scheme of the collection featured a narrow range of black, blue, beige, gray, and the occasional orange (though that, too, can be interpreted as brown under certain lighting). The boxy construction of the garments channels the tailoring of the grunge era (circa the 1990s), while the textiles used to create the pieces keep the look modern. Fans of the brand may be intrigued by a few outstanding items, such as the loose-fitting blazer and pants ensemble in dusty blue, the white, pin-striped tunic, and a dark black and blue trench coat with a matte finish. The concept is more practical and muted than what we’re accustomed to seeing nowadays, which makes the Margaret Howell collection even more intriguing.