For Spring Summer 2014, Joyce is excited to discover two menswear labels: Casely-Hayford and Nicomede Talavera. Both redefine casual wear for the modern metropolitan men.
The London based father and son design duo formed Casely-Hayford in 2009. Joe (father) Casely-Hayford OBE, is the former Creative Director of Gieves & Hawkes. He has dressed the Clash and U2 in his early career, under his eponymous label. Charlie apprenticed under his father whilst styling musicians from British band The xx to hip hop artist Nas. For Spring Summer 2014, Casely-Hayford take their inspiration from “the secret colonies” of British Skateboarders and graffiti artists. The silhouette is relaxed and oversized with suggestions of layering lightweight garments. Fabrics combine super light technical materials with new techno-crafted prints and finishes. Japanese indigo dyed embroidered denim is paired with strong British heritage and sportswear influences.
Nicomede Talavera is a London-born and based menswear designer. He gained a BA Menswear degree at Central Saint Martins (CSM) before working at 3.1 Philip Lim in New York and Lanvin Homme in Paris. He then went on to complete a MA Fashion degree at CSM. For SS14, Talavera continued his exploration of the artist Ellsworth Kelly’s work. Kelly’s use of asymmetric collages became the core inspiration. The result is a combination of classic tailoring influences, abstract graphic elements and minimalist colour blocking. Oversized T-shirts and sleeveless tops with appliqued leather graphic elements are worn over polo necks. Pinstriped suiting has been reinterpreted as long sleeved tailored tops and trousers with unexpected silk cargo pockets. And the finishing touch? Accessorised with Nicomede Talavera x Eastpak bags to keep the look relaxed but cool.