Margaret Howell Home Product Shots
Margaret Howell and her team of workers were nice enough to send over a quick email telling me about the brand new launch of their website and web-shop this afternoon, something which has been a long time coming in my opinion. I was really fond of her flash website, don’t get me wrong, but it became a bit old over time and it always had that problem of not being accessible on a phone or other devices that don’t run flash (flash websites can be irritating sometimes anyway). So it’s nice to see this transition and what’s also great is that it’s really simple and in typical Margaret Howell fashion, very functional. Just my cup of tea!
There are a few new sections to wander through, firstly the “women” and men” sections which give us a glimpse at the new clothing collections, whether it be from the photoshoot, runway or even the lookbook, I’m massively enjoying the Spring/Summer 2012 campaign photographed by Koto Bolofo. There’s some shots I’ve not seen before in series 1 which was taken inside the Margaret Howell factory in London, great to see the details and equipment up close.
The other parts of the site are nice too, such as the “story” page which offers an intriguing timeleine of her life and how she got to where she is today, it starts at 1969 when she studied fine art at Goldsmiths College, London. So this gets me to my point today, the “Home Product” tab that showcases all her knick knack objects such as furniture and homewares. This is probably my favourite part of her whole concept, the lifestyle element which adds that extra twist throughout her branding, really caring about design as a whole. Whenever I pop in to her London store I always look out for new ceramics or furniture, pretty frequently I’m pleasantly surprised by the amount of independents such a big name is supporting. It’s pretty fascinating and I highly admire her vision.
Above and below you will see a small but considered selection of my favourite photographs from her home product category, it’s probably my favourite part of her new website. Lets hope they keep it updated and interesting as time develops on.