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Zana Bayne’s F/W 2014 show was presented yesterday in New York where for the first time she placed her designs onto the runway. Merging the possibilities of underwear into day wear Bayne’s signature use of leather was ever present but now she has relaxed into the possibilities of casual wear through less obviously sexual pieces of clothing.
Named the Ornamentalist Collection this selection of pieces played with ideas of the collection being various objects of fetishised attention. This collection can be broken down into various looks and be worn in the bedroom but simultaneously out of the context of sexual activity too. It is through this mix of messages that the collection has transcended the obviousness of simply being fetish wear but now can also be exhibited as accessories of fashion.
Examples of this were shown in the confused notions of a shirt or skirt becoming an object of sexual desire through its semi transparent texture matched with leather harnesses. This was contrasted with the harnesses being more readily available to be manipulated into outerwear appearing more like jackets or jewellery than looking so blatantly erotic.
This selection of clothing most definitely looks a lot more sophisticated to previous collections and it is through this new kind of fluidity that this has been achieved. Bayne has moved the erogenous zones away from the strictness of leather and into something more sensual for this collection and the possibilities that emerge through that can only benefit her.