Bio

Photo by Jason Rodgers

 

Zana Bayne’s namesake brand based in NYC set out to blur the lines between accessories and clothing from the very beginning with her debut handcrafted leather collection in 2010.  

She made NYC 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 a studio in Manhattan’s “Garment District” and shows its Seasonal Collections seasonally. She also maintains a seasonless ‘Originals Collection’ which celebrates the styles that first brought attention to the label.

Zana Bayne’s designs are known for their shapes and how they play on the lines of the body.  She uses subtle bondage undertones and defined silhouettes to evoke a sense of refinement accentuating the style of the individual wearer. Throughout the brand’s growth, Bayne has stayed true to her commitment to quality and artisanship.