With all the talk about switching to consumer shows, if there is one designer who probably doesn’t have to change anything, that would be Margaret Howell.


Her style is so consistent that her customers are sure to get more or less the same kind of offering each season, and that is for the better, in Howell’s philosophy.


For fall, she slightly changed some of her proportions, with her classic tailored jackets boxy and short, her cotton or crinkled satin shirts with elongated collars and cuffs and her mannish pants cropped like boyish shorts. On the runway they were styled with little distressed satin bow ties to give her models the allure of English little lords.


For fall, Howell is moving peacefully from her usual rustic allure to something just a bit more dandy and delicate.