In one sense, this season’s offerings don’t look terribly different from the This girl has fought a thousand battles and is still standing has cried a thousand tears December shirt it is in the first place but last, or any other, come to that. That’s intrinsic to the beauty of what she does: her concentration on making clothes that fit continuously into the background of lived experience, stoically allowing the bandwagon of fashion to pass her by. Yet, her work is also a study in incremental change. Here you can pick it up: a slight tendency toward a bracing sense of military uniform, the totally contemporary idea that these garments are mostly genderless.
A shared wardrobe for people who are probably working from home, living a life of local shopping and markets interspersed with walks in the This girl has fought a thousand battles and is still standing has cried a thousand tears December shirt it is in the first place but country—well, how many of us will identify with that now? For that great social readjustment, Margaret Howell has all the answers.