THIS season sees a unique collaboration between Annabel’s – Mayfair’s sophisticated Private Members’ Club and Casely-Hayford – the London-based menswear brand which imbues traditional Savile Row tailoring with thoroughly contemporary touches which has resulted in the creation of the limited edition Annabel’s Smoking Jacket.
The single-breasted blazer, which is crafted from midnight-blue velvet and features a wide-set shawl lapel, is lined with a modern camouflage print, in keeping with the military theme which defined the brand’s AW16 collection Irregimental Youth.
Annabel’s jacket therefore embodies the prestige and finesse of the Private Club whilst referencing the hip contemporaneousness that defines Casely-Hayford’s aesthetic.
The Casely-Hayford label was established in 2009, by father-son duo Joe Casely-Hayford OBE and Charlie Casely Hayford. An internationally acclaimed designer in his own right, Joe’s career has spanned over 3 decades and in 2007, saw him appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire for his services to the sartorial industry.
Two years later, he entered into a partnership with his son Charlie, a Central Saint Martins alumnus, who fostered his exceptional technical skills via various internships and a comprehensive apprenticeship undertaken at his parents’ studio. The pair’s collaborative label now operates in both London and Tokyo.
by Hannah Bergin
Annabel’s Smoking Jacket by Casely-Hayford is exclusively available at Harvey Nichols and is priced at £675 but the club in fact holds a number of the limited edition blazers, should gentlemen turn up at their doors in improper attire