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 Arts & Culture Issue 19 Going Incognito We all secretly wonder what mischief we’d make if invisible: When our identity is hidden, everything seems possible. Arts & Culture Issue 19 The Best Policy Sometimes we talk to each other without feeling heard. Honesty—a most intimate interaction—can be just as thrilling as its more devious inverse. Arts & Culture Issue 19 A Sense of Suspense With unhinged imaginations and mountains of cliff-hangers, the filmmakers behind the sci-fi podcast Limetown have all the makings of a scary story.