Suiting for the kids. Closing Monday on a high note, the father and son duo sent out their hybrid pieces to a Led Zeppelin-heavy soundtrack, effortlessly weaving between the formal world of proper tailoring and a young, punk sportswear vocabulary. It was a pretty perfect merging of London’s two major menswear forces – Savile Row and the new guard – inspired, as the designers explained to Dazed before the show, by the Art Intervention movement and ‘interventionism’: the idea of art that “builds on and subverts existing forms”.
For SS15, London is putting its money on pinstripes. Here, they were black and white and courtesy of British mill Holland & Sherry, used on roomy outerwear inspired by actor and musician Jimmy Nail’s 6'3" frame and on baseball caps with leather accents by Stephen Jones, or emulated as stitches on a sweatshirt.
Elongated bomber jackets that billowed behind the models as they walked down the runway. Calf-length MA1 flight jackets FTW.
The soundtrack to Casely-Hayford SS15:
Last season took a more streetwear turn, but retained the duo's focus on the arts – loose American football jerseys referencing the spartan lines of De Stijl architecture and painting. See it below: