Casely-Hayford – London Fashion Week Mens – AW17

The definition of ‘Facet’ describes an object or an idea that possesses multiple sides – view points, angles, fabrics, ideas, a development of said facet reveals a history, a fingerprint of defining that leads to the facet’s own present identity. Indeed, for Casely-Hayford’s Autumn Winter 2017 collection, his object was the 30 year career of Creative Director Joe Casely-Hayford, which saw a collection of archival development, highlighting the 8O’s, 90’s and 00’s in a way to develop the theme of cutting facets.

Through the coherent relationship of both menswear and womenswear, an embodiment of print and colour greeted onlookers, a sense of structuralism and fun revealed itself through accents of red and turquoise, against calming tones of navy, grey, purple, camel and black. Stripes juxtaposed against embroidered polka dots and floral decadence, in a tongue-in-cheek suitability for the “relaxed friday” attire at the office, a refreshing uplift from the trends of protest and urban wear. Indeed, Casely-Hayford’s celebration showed the brand to be one of understanding, or real attention to every-day life, and how a man and woman may need to dress to suit the ‘Mundane Monday’ – “cutting facets” took the ‘Mundane Monday’ and gave it a jolt, of colour and print, of texture and excitement. How best to describe the facet in this case? A celebration of colour, print, and mature sensibility. Who said cutting facets needed to be so serious?

words by Jasmine Banbury 

images by Lusha Alic 

with thanks to –

Casely – Hayford

British Fashion Council