Helen Howe launched her own label in 2014 following a 14 year career in the mainstream fashion industry. Helen initially offered a bespoke and made to measure service. Following early success as a brand, she produced her first ready to wear collection after 2 seasons due to demand. Helen is an award-winning designer, having been awarded independent designer of the year at midlands fashion awards in 2016 and has also since celebrated gracing her first magazine cover, receiving wide press coverage both in print and on TV. She has a studio based in Leicester and currently sells both her bespoke collection and ready to wear collections throughout the UK and to a growing private client list globally.
With strong Celtic routes and a childhood spent exploring rural Scotland, Helen Howe Atelier presents a collection marrying her love of the great British outdoors with a lifelong obsession with historical British fashion and military dress. Using a range of pleat detailing, multiple curved seaming and drapery, Helen's work has a clearly defined handwriting which expresses her passion for technical pattern cutting and fabric manipulation.
Embracing the strong tradition of quality British tailoring and reflecting her own time honoured expertise and specialist craftsmanship, the collection is lovingly designed and expertly made here in Britain.
Helen Howe Atelier are proud to use only the finest British tweeds and suede fabrics, accentuated throughout the collection with iconic Liberty printed linings. Quality, durability and timeless elegance are at the heart of this thoroughly British brand.
Helen is proud to be part of both the preservation of traditional skills and crafts and also the regeneration of the British textile industry.