Margaret Howell Says Keep as Much Control Over Design as Possible

Margaret Howell in Suffolk, England | Photo: Michael Hemy

BoF sits down with Margaret Howell at her seaside house in Suffolk, England, to discuss how the British designer built a brand known for its simple, practical pieces, evocative of the natural landscape, into a business, now majority-owned by Japanese company Anglobal, that generates £100 million per year.

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Paul Smith Says You Need a Head that Can Change Hats Every Hour

L: Paul Smith at ‘Hello, my name is Paul Smith’ at London's Design Museum; R: A detail from the exhibition | Photo: Michael Hemy for BoF

Rebecca May Johnson spends an afternoon in conversation with Paul Smith, tracing his path from a small time retailer to Britain’s most successful fashion designer, who pioneered the concept of classic menswear with a twist.

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