Casely-Hayford Spring/Summer 2016 Menswear

At Casely-Hayford’s Spring/Summer 2016 show, the father-son duo, Joe and Charlie Casely-Hayford, captivated their audience with another spectacle of colour, prints, and the brand’s modern interpretation on layering. ‘Of Indeterminate Origins’, as a title seems befitting; the collection seemed to concentrate on the intersection of cultures in North London, and the vibrant atmosphere which is evoked as a result. Established in 2009, the father-son duo sought to combine a sense of luxury sartorialism, with a style which resisted the pressures of conformity and convention, and in this collection, the British man certainly does not conform to one stereotype. His personal and cultural identity is truly celebrated.

The collection was shown at London Collections: Mens on the 13th June 2015 at The Old Sorting Office in Central London, a dark venue which acted as the perfect backdrop for the energetic colours and prints which were dispersed throughout this season’s collection. The initial look assembled a long-length white t-shirt under a black sweatshirt, accompanied by a wide legged trouser; an integral part of this season’s collection. A tailored blazer was fused with a bright red deconstructed biker jacket, inspired by the motor biking gang which frequently rode passed the design team’s studio. Looks 8, 10, 12 and 13 were indicative of this inspiration; the outerwear enticing the spectator to escape into the nonconformist and freeing life of a biker.

The colour palette was truly eclectic, with a sophisticated navy blue, black and white remaining as the base colours, which were each met with violet blues, greens and sporty reds maintaining the youthfulness of the collection. The prints were equally incited by the inspirational multiculturalism of North London (the newly established home the fashionable dynamic-duo) with African, Colombian and Asian patterns assembling together to create an eclecticism, staying true to London’s stance on individuality in fashion. The wide legged trousers, and the sports tailoring which accompanied elegantly structured shirts, sweatshirts and beautifully tailored suit jackets. Sportswear fused with formal wear is ‘how the modern man dresses’ according to Charlie Casely-Hayford, proving further how the modern, British man has no qualms about experimenting in the realms of fashion. The brand’s recent collaboration with eyewear Specialist ‘Cubitts’ was also put to good use on the runway with the models donning the retro looking shades, accompanying the ultra-modern lines and oversized silhouettes of the garments.  

The collection showed a ‘collision of discordant origins’, and how the beauty of difference and individuality creates, not only a spectacular runway show, but an incredibly diverse society as well.

Review: Frederick Ivett for #STYLEFAN

Have you been backstage? Have a look at what we captured backstage at the Casely-Hayford Spring/Summer 2016 show here.    

Casely-Hayford Spring/Summer 2016 Menswear Looks:

Review: Frederick Ivett for #STYLEFAN
Runway Photography: Courtesy of Purple PR