MHL by Margaret Howell
From London, England
Founded in 1970
"I think of myself as a hands-on designer. For me make is integral to my design philosophy. It is crucial how a piece of clothing feels when worn. I've always wanted clothes to be the way I drew them - relaxed and lived in, a natural look. I find men's clothes interesting in their structure, feel and functionality. I started by designing men's clothes, and then found that women wanted them.
I enjoy pulling the threads of British tradition, quality and skill together in clothes that are meant to be worn in the real world, where good design is about living with thoughtful style."