He pursued his studies in fashion design at Istituto Marangoni in Milan, after which he joined Versace, where he designed for Versus menswear, followed by Versace Sport and Versace Jeans.
Massimo collaborates with a number of international clients. As a stylist and designer, Massimo is contributor to fashion magazines such as Surface, Rodeo and Independent style.
Massimo Casagrande grew up between Venice and Johannesburg, before settling permanently in Europe. He divides his time between designing and lecturing; he was the Senior Tutor of Fashion Design and then Program Leader of Fashion Design at the UK campus of Istituto Marangoni.
Massimo currently resides in Miami where he has been appointed Director of Education for Istituto Marangoni Miami.
Inspired by the minimalism, utilitarianism and functionality of the 1930s and 1960s, Massimo Casagrande is a label focused entirely on shirting.
Launched in June 2012, Massimo Casagrande is revisiting the classic silhouette bringing new energy in shirting and working to create future classics by subtly combining fabric blocking, layering, attention to detail and by developing it further with the addition of innovative materials and use of fabrics delivering a bold and graphic collective of garments mixing classical lines with a contemporary elegance.