Everyone loves a bit of a fashion party, so 180 The Strand was the place to be seen on Saturday night as Casely-Hayford celebrated creative director Joe’s thirty years in the industry with their AW17 show. Promising highlights from the last three decades of the JCH collection, we couldn’t wait to see how our favourite trends would be reimagined on the catwalk.
More is most definitely more for the father-son design duo, with each outfit intricately made up of multiple layers and textures. Roll-neck jumpers peeked out from underneath blazers, topped off by long wool coats; shiny parkas sat top fleecy pullovers and loose linen trousers. Colours were cool and calm, mostly tonal variations of dark grey and navy, contrasting with the colour pop trainers crafted by Helen Kirkum for the collection.
After dipping their toe in the water last season, the boys introduced a complete ready-to-wear women’s collection this year, taking apart the elements of feminine fashion and reconstructing them into new silhouettes. Jackets become underwear, tops became scarves and knitwear melded into each other to become brand new items of clothing, all set against a backdrop of sleek tailoring.
The Casely-Hayford man and woman are ready for whatever comes at them in the (let’s face it, quite uncertain) year ahead, taking the what they’ve learned and bringing it together into beautifully constructed outfits.
Originally written for: WJ London