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Fashion November, 17 2008

Openers | Margaret Howell Autumn/Winter 2008

Openers Japan continues their designer showcases with Margaret Howell’s collection for Autumn/Winter 2008. Ms. Howell harself pens a great essay on her “Design Philosophy.”

I consider myself as a designer who designs clothes as compared to the definition ‘Fashion Designer’. I believe a Fashion Designer begins with a concept for a show to convey a statement or story whereas I design a one off product, which is function led and designed for retail. The clothes do encompass an element of current trend but largely it is one’s own style that remains constant.”

The Openers piece also includes a video interview with Ms. Howell entitled, WHITE SHIRT as well as a walkthrough of her Autumn/Winter 2008 collection and special edition works.

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