Melbourne-based textile designer Cassie Byrnes creates colorful, abstract patterns that she applies to assorted collections of housewares, screen printed artwork, and print-focused clothing. Between various collaborations and launching her own textile label, Variety Hour, Byrnes stays busy with fun, hand-painted patterns that give off nothing short of the happy feels.

ICONICS

ICONICS

ICONICS takes a look at four core pattern structures – stripes, checks, ditsy, and florals – in simple repeat structures.

ICONICS

ICONICS

ICONICS

ICONICS

ICONICS

ICONICS

Gondwanaland \\\ Photo by  Rod Pilbeam

Gondwanaland \\\ Photo by Rod Pilbeam

Gondwanaland is a recently launched, debut collection for Variety Hour, which explores a variety of clothing, screen printed artwork, and housewares. The collection offers a fictional approach to the bygone Mesozoic era through print-focused fabrics with inspiration from natural lines and formations of sedimentary and metamorphic rocks, the sub-tropical flora of Gondwana, old geological diagrams, color field painting, and abstract expressionism.

Gondwanaland \\\ Photo by  Rod Pilbeam

Gondwanaland \\\ Photo by Rod Pilbeam

Gondwanaland \\\ Photo by  Rod Pilbeam

Gondwanaland \\\ Photo by Rod Pilbeam

Gondwanaland \\\ Photo by  Rod Pilbeam

Gondwanaland \\\ Photo by Rod Pilbeam

Gondwanaland

Gondwanaland

Gondwanaland

Gondwanaland

Gondwanaland

Gondwanaland

Gondwanaland

Gondwanaland

Gondwanaland

Gondwanaland

Gondwanaland

Gondwanaland

Gondwanaland

Gondwanaland

Kuwaii

Kuwaii

Collaborating with Melbourne label Kuwaii for this Spring/Summer 15/16 collection ‘Microcosm‘, Byrnes designed prints inspired by inspecting organisms under a microscope.

Kuwaii

Kuwaii