SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – A history-making moment Wednesday night for a Springfield native fashion designer.
During New York Fashion Week, Justin Haynes founder of Jus10H, presents his collection CORE by ONYX, the Basics of Luxury at the Springfield Museums. His collection was presented in the Michele and Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts. Haynes calls this a night where a dream becomes history.
“The Springfield Museums are honored to showcase the spectacular fashions of Justin Haynes in the D’ Amour Museum of Fine Arts as a live-streaming event during New York Fashion Week. It is a privilege to celebrate a hometown hero and renowned artist at the Quadrangle,” said Kay Simpson, President/CEO of the Springfield Museums.
A timely and fitting opportunity for his collection to be unveiled in Springfield amid Black History Month. “We celebrate a lot in our culture for Black history, but we don’t celebrate Black fashion and Black style,” said Haynes. “And I think that’s why it needs to be celebrated.”
Haynes added that he wants people who wear his clothing to feel like they are part of something special. Haynes brand, Jus10H, includes vibrant tones, colors, patchwork, and classic vibes of the 60s and 70s. He went to the High School Of Science And Technology in Springfield and was the first designer to showcase his fashion at Springfield City Hall.