Into AW14: Casely-Hayford

Ahead of London Collections: Men, Clash asked six designers seven questions.

Some time Clash contributor – styling John Legend as well as cover star Nas – AW14 marks a debut for Charlie Casely-Hayford and his father Joe, as they show on schedule at London Collections: Men for the first time.

Casely-Hayford, the pair’s label, immerses itself in a new kind of menswear, personifying ‘smart casual’ season after season in aesthetic and attitude, with additional attributes courtesy of time spent on Savile Row and a Central Saint Martins education.

Here Charlie talks us through last year and their plans for 2014.


What was your highlight of 2013?
Announcing our first runway show during LC:M.

And what is your biggest hope for 2014?
To launch our womenswear tailoring at our space at Hostem, Redchurch Street.

What's your favourite piece from SS14?
The 'broken ice print' baseball shirt.

And 5 words that sum up AW14, so far?
Graphic minimalism and tailored sportswear.

Finish this sentence: London Collections: Men represents…
The only true spectrum of modern menswear.

Which musician should wear your clothes and why?
King Krule. He embodies British youth culture.

What song warms up the Casely-Hayford studio?
We Are Shining's new track 'Devileye'.

Casely-Hayford shows on Tuesday 7th January.


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