Justin Cassin debuts first full collection at Fashion Week Australia
He might be a global jetsetter who splits his time between Los Angeles, Hong Kong and Sydney, but for Australian menswear designer Justin Cassin, there was no better place to launch his first full collection than at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia.
Cassin, the man behind one of Australia’s biggest upcoming fashion labels, kicked off his first ever runway show yesterday, complete with a star-studded model lineup.
Fresh from attending “fashion’s biggest night out” at the Met Gala in New York last week, Australia’s top male model export, Jordan Barrett, flew home to walk exclusively for Justin Cassin. He was joined on the Cassin runway by former Sydney Swans AFL player, Tom Derickx, and Christian ‘Prince’ Wilkins, son of TV presenter Richard Wilkins. The models showed off over 110 pieces and 32 walks from Cassin’s Resort 2018 collection.
A multi-functional menswear lifestyle brand, Cassin says he was inspired by a need provide the strong independent man with stylish, affordable, high quality apparel that displays a keen attention to detail.
Passionate about superior workmanship and affordable luxury, Justin Cassin is synonymous with style, confidence quality and relaxed sophistication. His pieces aim to take sophisticated men from the working week to weekends and everything in between.
“I’m a Sydney boy, so what better way to launch the collection than in my home country, start from here and take on the rest of the world after that,” the designer said.
“I want men to be able to buy clothes with an international look and feel from an Australian designer, in Australia. That’s something I think has been missing locally for such a long time.”
Cassin’s “dark and moody” MBFWA show will be one of the few all-men’s collections in the schedule, and will feature jackets, oversized clothing and heavily detailed pieces in a mix of basic staples and luxe aesthetics.
His new collection will be available online at www.justincassin.com from May 31, 2017.