Zana Bayne began her namesake brand in NYC with her debut handcrafted leather collection in 2010. She 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 leatherworks out of her apartment has quickly grown into a brand which is produced by a team in Manhattan’s “Garment District”. Throughout the company’s growth, Zana Bayne has remained a fiercely independent female designer.
Zana Bayne’s designs are known for their quality and artisanship as much as for their shapes and how they play on the lines of the body. Her signature and defined hourglass silhouette evokes a sense of refinement accentuating the style of the individual wearer. The Originals Collection was first introduced in 2010 with its unique high-end take on S&M-inspired aesthetics. The brand has since expanded into glamorous seasonal and permanent collections of ornate and embellished leather works including skirts, bustiers, bras, and belts along with a Men’s collection and a complete line of handbags.
Her leather works have been worn by celebrities and icons of art and culture including Madonna, Marina Abramovic, Rei Kawakubo, Debbie Harry, Nicki Minaj, Lady Gaga, and more.