Charlie Casely-Hayford

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Charlie Casely-Hayford is a menswear designer based in London. He founded international menswear brand Casely-Hayford at the age of 22 with his father, the acclaimed British fashion designer Joe Casely-Hayford OBE.

Charlie is the great-grandson of the respected politician and writer J. E. Casely Hayford. The cultural historian Gus Casely-Hayford is his uncle.

Education[edit]

After leaving Harrow school, while studying at Central St. Martins College of Art and Design, Charlie was approached by the popular Japanese menswear title Men’s Non-No [1] to document his personal style in a street-style feature, which appeared on a monthly basis over a three-year period.[2] He began working with other Japanese publications and went on to contribute to a number of styling projects. He now styles and consults on a number of projects internationally. Charlie has styled musicians varying from Hip-Hop artist Nas to UK band The xx and contributed to international publications from GQ Style to Clash magazine.

Career[edit]

In 2008, while studying for a degree in History of Art at the Courtauld Institute, Charlie joined his father to launch luxury menswear label Casely-Hayford,[3] a brand based on English Sartorialism and British Anarchy. Joe and Charlie currently work between London and Tokyo where their collections are produced; they focus on the idea of duality as a foundation for the brand's ethos. International stockists include Dover Street Market, Colette, Corso Como, Barneys, I.T. Hong Kong and Isetan.

Other work[edit]

In 2010 Charlie was made the global faceConverse[4]'s international ad campaign, which celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Jack Purcell Trainer. In 2008/2009 he modelled alongside Coco Sumner as the face of Dr. Martens.[5]

In June 2010 Charlie was selected by Esquire Magazine as a "Brilliant Brit" in their prediction of 75 young talents shaping 2010. He was also selected to feature in i-D magazine's 100 portraits in fashion, shot by Nick Knight.[6]

In June 2011, Premier Model Management signed up Charlie as the newest addition to their Special Bookings board.

References[edit]

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  4. ^ http://play.converse.com/play/show/?tag=jack-purcell
  5. ^ http://ghanarising.blogspot.com/2010/01/charlie-c-h-in-dr-martins-last-ad.html.
  6. ^ [4]