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Zana Bayne plays to social taboos, launches new season

It wasn’t the gallery’s air-con that had people piling outside of Chelsea’s CATM gallery in ninety-degree New York last week. There was no air-con. Instead, Zana Bayne’s leather harnesses attracted quite the crowd. Robed aptly for the event in their obscure labels, black ensembles and heavy Rei Kawakubo influences, the 50 strong crowd packed in to the tiny (and temperately tropical) gallery to support the…
Zana Bayne F/W '12 by Adrian Wilson (NSFW)
Zana Bayne F/W '12 by Adrian Wilson (NSFW)
Zana Bayne F/W '12 by Adrian Wilson (NSFW)
Zana Bayne F/W '12 by Adrian Wilson (NSFW)
Zana Bayne F/W '12 by Adrian Wilson (NSFW)
Zana Bayne F/W '12 by Adrian Wilson (NSFW)
Zana Bayne F/W '12 by Adrian Wilson (NSFW)
Zana Bayne F/W '12 by Adrian Wilson (NSFW)

Walking the gender line: Andrej Pejic in The Block

There aren’t all that many models whose careers we follow at Fashionising.com; few models have a career indicative of where fashion as an industry or as an self expression is heading. Androgynous model Andrej Pejic is different however. Bucking not just the commonly held perceptions of sex and gender he walks a fine line between the masculine and the feminine. A fine line that often…
Andrej Pejic: The Block S/S '11
Andrej Pejic: The Block S/S '11
Andrej Pejic: The Block S/S '11
Andrej Pejic: The Block S/S '11
Andrej Pejic: The Block S/S '11
Andrej Pejic: The Block S/S '11
Andrej Pejic: The Block S/S '11
Andrej Pejic: The Block S/S '11

Weekend watch: Zana Bayne harnesses on film

We’d long since determined that leather harnesses didn’t have to be all fetish and punk. And Zana Bayne’s spring 2011 look book- which paired hand-made leather strapped pieces with sharp tailoring – only added weight to our theory. While this little accessory remains a micro-trend embraced only by those who dare, it has its market; and Zana Bayne continue to turn out the kind of…

Beguiling bits and pieces

There’s something romantic about a photograph that’s been stuck to the wall with tape for longer than anyone can remember, dog-eared and torn and a fixture that’s become part of a room, imprinted with something so loved or at least so accepted that its subject matter outlives the raggedy paper it’s printed on. Though it’s pages are dark and almost look as if they’ve been…
Sharon K in Bits and Pieces by Michael Donovan
Sharon K in Bits and Pieces by Michael Donovan
Sharon K in Bits and Pieces by Michael Donovan
Sharon K in Bits and Pieces by Michael Donovan
Sharon K in Bits and Pieces by Michael Donovan
Sharon K in Bits and Pieces by Michael Donovan
Sharon K in Bits and Pieces by Michael Donovan
Sharon K in Bits and Pieces by Michael Donovan

Zana Bayne: staying relevant

Zana Bayne’s spring 2011 look book epitomises where Fashionising.com sees the potential for the leather harness to shift: that is from a pure fetish item into a sophisticated accessory. And while others are still playing true to the accessory’s origins and styling it with a very dark and sexual twist designer Zana Bayne has herself recognised the shift. Her look book’s styling evolves the interpretation…
Zana Bayne Leather S11 look book
Zana Bayne Leather S11 look book
Zana Bayne Leather S11 look book
Zana Bayne Leather S11 look book
Zana Bayne Leather S11 look book
Zana Bayne Leather S11 look book
Zana Bayne Leather S11 look book
Zana Bayne Leather S11 look book

Flaunting it with sexed up styling

I dare say that, with its bondage roots, the leather harness trend that remains an undercurrent for spring 2011 and fall 2011′s fashion trends. A large part of the fashion industry may made a mission out of pushing the envelope, but society at large isn’t always quite ready for it. And that’s statement is never truer then when a trend has sexual overtones – the…
NSFW Photo gallery included.

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