TDF Talks With Textile Designer Cassie Byrnes

TDF Talks With Textile Designer Cassie Byrnes


by Lucy Feagins, Editor

Cassie Byrnes has got the IT factor. The young designer (and new Mum!) only finished her studies five years ago, but she’s already kicked some seriously impressive career goals.

In addition to running her own much-loved fashion label, Variety Hour, Cassie has worked on a number of high profile collaborations and international projects, including with massive US brand Anthropologie, and more recently with Nike, to produce an incredible collection for the recent Australian Open – which was worn by almost EVERY major tennis star at the event, including Serena Williams!

I was keen to chat to Cassie about how this dream collaboration came about, and to learn a little more about how she’s managed to carve out such a stellar career in such a short space of time. Not to mention juggling all of this with her new baby, Charlotte, who is just 4 months old!

For Cassie, success has come from having an insane work ethic, saying yes before she actually knows how to do something, and generally biting off more than she can chew at every opportunity!

Notes and Links

Visit for a closer look at Cassie’s incredible painterly textile designs, and head to to shop her latest collection.

Cassie’s incredible collaboration with Nike is called The Melbourne Collection – you can still find it at, as well as at Nike stores in Melbourne (according to Cassie the Melbourne Central store has the best range!).

You can also follow Cassie on Instagram at @cassbyrnes and @varietyhour

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