It was not just so long ago when BDSM and fetish in general are on the peripherals, but thanks to “Fifty Shades of Grey,” it has gone to mainstream consciousness. So today, when a harness or draped chain are mentioned, no eyebrows are raised.
Still not all things are created equal as proven by the fetish festivals from Montreal to San Francisco to Tokyo. As designers and creators display their work to a very discerning crowd albeit a kinky one, a harness is not just harness and a choker belt is not just a choker belt.
Because BDSM and kink are more complicated than you think. Though some might disagree, there is an art to it. In fact, if you look closely, the “tools” and costumes are fine examples of quality artisanship. You can even call them artisanal at times.
This is where Zana Bayne comes in. Based in Los Angeles, the label is known or its focus on quality craftsmanship and for inventive accessories designed to layer over any wardrobe, accentuating the personal style of the individual wearer.
Founded in 2010, Zana Bayne burst into the scene with a unique high-end take on S&M/punk-inspired aesthetics and harnesses. Twelve years later, Zana Bayne now offers a full line of handbags in addition to an expanding line of fashion items such as skirts, tops, bustiers, shoes and hats, as well as styles for men.
They have collaborated with luxury brands including Comme des Garcons and Marc Jacobs and are carried in high-end department stores internationally.