Having designed her own clothing line since 1972, Margaret Howell's influences include actor Katharine Hepburn, pilot Amy Johnson and memories of her dad's crumpled shirts. She is pictured here wearing her SS15 dense cotton poplin PJ shirt and a pair of twill chinos made in collaboration with Edwin. Natural, unpretentious and definitively British: While sipping tea with designer Margaret Howell, it soon becomes clear that these adjectives can be applied to both the person as well as her designs. Few designers evoke a stronger sense of Britishness than Howell, who has quietly won a global following since launching her minimalist fashion label on her southeast London kitchen table in 1972. Today, there are six Margaret Howell stores in the UK, boutiques in Paris and Florence and more This story is from Kinfolk Issue Eighteen Buy Now Related Stories Fashion Issue 44 Under the Sun Far niente, on the faraway island of Alicudi. Design Fashion Issue 44 Michelle Elie An audience with an audacious dresser. Fashion Films Issue 44 Wardrobe Malfunction Why does the fashion in films so often disappoint? Fashion Issue 43 Mind Games Cerebral fashion, from the deepest folds of the cortex. Fashion Issue 42 Off Grid Pack a bag. Pitch a tent. Find a slice of nature to call your own. Fashion Issue 42 Rawdah Mohamed Fashion's new gatekeeper invites everyone inside.