Bio

Photo by Jason Rodgers

 

ZANA BAYNE is a namesake brand designing and producing artisanal leather handbags and accessories in NYC. Zana Bayne moved to NYC and made it her permanent residence in 2009 where she began developing her leather accessories and harnesses after graduating with a BFA in Conceptual Art from San Francisco Art Institute and having lived in Berlin for some time. What initially began as a project requiring Bayne to single-handedly create leather works out of her apartment has quickly grown into a brand which is produced by a small team in Manhattan’s “Garment District”. Throughout the company’s growth, Zana Bayne has remained a fiercely independent female designer.

Zana Bayne’s work is known for its focus on quality craftsmanship and for its designs which employ striking graphic lines and shapes to any wardrobe accentuating the personal style of the individual wearer. The brand began in 2010 with its unique high-end take on S&M/punk-inspired aesthetics creating a range of styles of leather harnesses. The brand has since expanded into seasonless women’s collections of elegant leather works comprised of skirts, bustiers, bras, shoes, hats, and belts along with a Men’s collection, and a full line of handbags.

ZANA BAYNE has collaborated with luxury brands including Comme des Garcons, Marc Jacobs, Prabal Gurung, Bibhu Mohapatra, Manish Arora. Her leather works have been worn by celebrities and icons of art and culture including Madonna, Marina Abramovic, Rei Kawakubo, Debbie Harry, Beyonce, Lady Gaga, and more.

Creative Directors: Zana Bayne and Todd Pendu

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