To celebrate the Barbara Hepworth exhibition Tate Britain invited Margaret Howell to create an exclusive collection of clothes. These are on sale at Tate Britain, in our shops and online.

Barbara Hepworth

Barbara Hepworth is one of a few special people who have inspired me – through her work, her life, and her style. She was a woman to roll up her sleeves, and a woman who needed pockets – for chisel, pencil, and pebbles from the beach.

I recognise her world – I had early holidays in St Ives and some time living in the Yorkshire Dales – and share her affinity with the rugged form of these landscapes, and the textures of wood, stone and plant.

I connect with her independence, strength and hands-on approach as an artist, but also with her choice of work clothes and the way she wore them.

These pieces were designed to celebrate her spirit and I like to think she would have been happy to wear them.

– Margaret Howell


Read more about the exhibition here.