Margaret Howell’s men’s wear moves at a glacial pace: slowly, quietly. “It’s about the progression of a style,” the designer allowed. “The volumes, textures and the colors are what shift.”
For fall, she let rust and mustard knitwear zhoosh up a somber palette of black, gray and navy. “Somehow I can’t take bright blue woollen trousers,” she said. “I like two or three colors working together and right now love a rich nutty brown with black and gray.”
Monochromatic jacket-and-pant combos often came in mismatched textures, such as wools paired with corduroy or felt. Pants came in both slim and wider shapes that were fuller at the top with a cinched back, evoking workwear styles.
There were small doses of drama in outerwear, including roomy duffel coats in cream and navy, and a trench in rubberized cotton with gently overblown proportions.