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The title of father-and-son team Joe and Charlie Casely-Hayford was nicely apposite for London menswear's themes as a whole: OF INDETERMINATE ORIGIN. That's not to say you couldn't have picked apart all the disparate threads of this, or any other of this week's shows: Nineties hip-hop, Sixties Mod discipline, rave-era Ibiza, Northern Soul, and all the other reference points that have clung round every collection. It's that all those things have become so melded together, so fused into something familiar yet strange, that the points of origin matter less and less. Instead, they're elements garbled in translation, warped and stretched into hybrids so far evolved that they've become almost entirely separate things.

Casely-Hayford Spring/Summer 2016 London

The title of father-and-son team Joe and Charlie Casely-Hayford was nicely apposite for London menswear’s themes as a whole: OF INDETERMINATE ORIGIN. That’s not to say you couldn’t have picked apart all the disparate threads of this, or any other of this week’s shows: Nineties hip-hop, Sixties Mod discipline, rave-era Ibiza, Northern Soul, and all the other reference points that have clung round every collection. It’s that all those things have become so melded together, so fused into something familiar yet strange, that the points of origin matter less and less. Instead, they’re elements garbled in translation, warped and stretched into hybrids so far evolved that they’ve become almost entirely separate things.

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