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Charlie Casely-Hayford, and the things that make him Swoon
Casely-Hayford‘s clothes are a lesson in how to combine streetwear with formal wear. The father and son designer duo present collections that are a delicious clash of tailoring and streetwear, see their recent collections here, and our images from backstage this season here. They are one of our favourite shows to be backstage at during L:CM, with a relaxed, friendly yet somehow electric vibe. We asked Charlie Casely-Hayford for a few of the things that make him swoon.
Lockwood Umbrellas – lockwoodumbrellas.com
I love handmade crafted products and these rare umbrellas are handmade in London by two former craftsmen from James Smith and Sons umbrella makers.
The New Remastered Led Zeppelin album
It was the inspiration and soundtrack for our recent SS15 catwalk show and it wakes me up in the morning,
Heinreich Dinkelaker Brogues
The shape of the last is a best of Italian and English – Heinreich Dinkelaker brogues are the perfect shoe and will last a lifetime. Each one is handmade.
La Residencia in Mallorca
My favourite place to go post-fashion show where I can re-energise and start thinking about the next season.
Blanc eyewear – sunglasses
Highest quality sunglasses around. These Sunglasses are made in Japan in the same factory as Tom Ford, but still remain a quietly kept secret…. and they work perfectly with my suit and boots.
LC:M Menswear fashion week
Boys Boys Boys…
London Collections: Men is still gathering pace, and this was the biggest menswear fashion week yet. Highlights included Jeremy Scott at Moschino, who paraded a mix of girls and boys in a trashy clash typical of his playful style, and the ever exquisite Casely Hayford, with their effortless blend of tailoring and streetwear. Oh and the incredibly beautiful boys!