The father-son designer duo, Joe and Charlie Casely-Hayford are known for their tendency to fuse sartoralism with casual streetwear to create that signtaure look of the brand, but for the AW16 collection the designers took a different turn.
Casely-Hayford unveiled a line-up with cues ranging from military uniforms, through The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album, to the 90’s rave culture. The highlight colours, bold prints and graphics in the collection came from the early 60’s psychedelic imagery of the Beatles’ and were used on jackets and trousers, while the military hints came with the addition of hand embroidered regimental details on MA-1 style jackets, simple two buttons military coats and deconstructed French Hussar-like uniform pieces draped over casual sweatshirts.
Throughout the show, we saw fitted blazers, patchwork jackets in denim and parkas with elongated fishtail in hues such as black, magenta and olive. To complete the looks and add an edge to the militaristic vibes, these exquisitely tailored pieces where paired with chunky creeper shoes from the American brand Sperry.