Casely-Hayford’s father-and-son design duo, Joe and Charlie, delved into London’s past subcultures. “It started with music,” said Charlie. “Dad’s always trying to educate me about new music and for this collection it was three post-grunge bands — Drenge, Royal Blood and Deep Valley.”
According to Casely-Hayford junior, the current decade “is lacking in attitude,” so the pair dished up plenty, beginning with a great two-tone gray wool coat that was cut to make it look as though a blazer had been layered over the coat with an added horizontal panel. This was worn with a pair of narrow pants in the collection’s print offering, a burnt wood print derived from Cornelia Parker’s “Anti-Mass” sculpture of a burnt church. The horizontal panels — a reference to the De Stijl design movement — appeared again in black-and-white stripes on coats, Ts and a long line of cable-knit sweaters.