Helen Howe Atelier is an award winning British Designer label. Based at the heart of the UK and specialising in luxury clothing for women with a focus on contemporary tweed with a feminine edge.
Helen spent much of her childhood exploring the rural landscape of the Highlands of Scotland, the colours and textures of nature still influence her work as does her love of historical fashion. Both of these are evident within each collection
Having honed her skills and craftsmanship over fifteen years as a designer in the commercial fashion Industry, Helen launched Helen Howe Atelier in 2015. Known for her technical pleat work, drapery, and bold use of colour Helen creates distinctive, stylish womenswear all which is made here in the UK.
Helen uses either Shetland wool, woven in Yorkshire or Harris Tweed, accentuated with bold contrast linings and Liberty prints.
As a campaigner for Ethics and sustainability in the Fashion industry Helen has a clear ethos promoting Fairness and transparency throughout the sourcing and production process. She is proud to use British made tweed fabrics and to support the regeneration of traditional quality manufacture in the UK. This also serves to minimise the company Carbon footprint.
With a clear company message of buy less but invest, Helen encourages women to invest in themselves and their wardrobes with classic, timeless pieces of the highest quality which are created to last.
Helen is a regular at LFW and has won several awards including Independent designer of the year at the Midlands Fashion awards.
Initially working one to one with a loyal private client list she moved into wholesale in 2016 owing to interest from various stockists of which Skibo castle was one of the first.