3 posts tagged "Zana Bayne"
Bondage seems to have a widespread appeal these days—just ask leatherwear designer Zana Bayne. Based in New York, Bayne is known for her leather harnesses, corsets, and various other hard-edged accoutrements, and the likes of Prabal Gurung and singer Lorde both come to her for S&M-inspired accessories. “Whenever I work with Prabal, it’s really about the collection and how the harness can work as an accessory,” offered Bayne, who, having launched her line in 2010, just finished her fifth collaboration with Gurung—she was responsible for the layered PVC and leather harnesses that accentuate the cutout backs of Gurung’s white and pastel Spring dresses. Lorde, meanwhile, donned a leather halter piece in her recently released “Team” video.
For her own Spring ’14 collection, the lookbook for which debuts exclusively here, Bayne crafted a range of wares inspired by the coiled, arching lines of nature’s flora. “I looked at the shapes made by crawling vines on trellises and trees, and wanted to bring the collection to a softer, more feminine place,” said Bayne. Rosettes add a final, romantic flourish to the intricate face coverings, bustiers, and skirts in nude, black, and aubergine.
Somewhat ironically, the designer avoids creating harnesses that might limit movement. “It’s one of the reasons I tend to stay away from pieces that go onto the legs,” said Bayne. “If you can’t move in it, then I don’t think you should wear it.”
Zana Bayne is currently carried at Opening Ceremony, Oak, Lane Crawford, and Coco de Mer, and will soon be available at Selfridges and New York’s Dover Street Market. Her designs are also available online at www.zanabayne.com. Prices range from $20 to $1,125.
In the lead-up to New York fashion week, designers go through hundreds of behind-the-scenes preparations to arrive at the completed show. This NYFW, we’ve sweet-talked a few of them into giving us an exclusive peek behind the curtain as they cast, score, style, and ready their presentations. Next up: Prabal Gurung.
“A feathered piece being fit to a dress form.”
“Zana Bayne’s masterful harnesses will be used throughout the collection.”
“Doing my research—extra inspiration courtesy of my nearby YSL cologne.”
“My stellar team at work: Tiina Laakkonen, Didier Malige, Charlotte Tilbury, and all of the people that make it happen.”
“The early phase—a sketch and swatch before putting the look into work.”
“A fitting with the lovely Ginta.”
You’re welcome (or we’re sorry, depending on your point of view). Katy Perry to Lucky: “Whenever I write a song, I look at Style.com to figure out what it would look like if it were a dress.” [Lucky via Stylelist]
Give the kid 18 years and we’re pretty sure you’ll see her on a runway. Meet baby Valentina Lima, daughter of Adriana. [People]
Pour a little out for Lyell: The perennially under-the-radar New York label has shuttered. Sigh. [Racked]
And the bloggers (continue to) rise: Paper‘s new social networking issue rounds up an impressive 37 (!) of them for an editorial. Model Zana Bayne of Garbage Dress has the evidence. [Garbage Dress via Refinery 29]