LC: Men SS15 Casely
Drawing heavy inspiration from culture and iconic figures like Jimmy Nail and Richard Ashcroft for their SS15 collection, it was no surprise that the collection would be full of tailored pieces, oversized silhouettes with a particular and completely on-purpose ill-fitting look. Keen to capture the shaggy, messy hair of Richard Ashcroft, models fringes were scraped forward and products ran through to create a particularly unkempt look.
Reworking classic men’s silhouettes, the Casely-Hayford wearer is one of fine tailoring, with everyday elements. Pinstripes were in bloom in a number of first looks to hit the catwalk, featured on soft tailored trousers, long-line coats and caps, the blue and white stripes a nod to the design duos 70 inserts on their show moodboard.
Outerwear came in the form of large flowing overcoats progressing into one-off paint splattered and marble print, fitted blazers. Asymmetrical cuts decorated the hems of the long-line suit jackets, colour blocked stripes on the bodies and sleeves created a unique, youth twist on the high-end tailored pieces.
Smock shirts and soft tailored trousers were paired with heavy black boots, exposing a hint of ankle. Slivers of gold made their way into the collection, through modern ideas layered within classic pieces; gold cardigans sparkled under large flowing jackets, a mix of British heritage with new streetwear concepts.
The colours blended well into each other, blurs of blacks, navy’s, beiges and whites flowed with a multitude of zip detailing on the hems of crisp shirts or jackets.
The design-duo stayed true to their well-known aesthetic, Saville Row style tailoring with youthful elements, a vision and style put in place that really makes them such a renowned British brand.
By Zoe Barrow