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NOW HARNESSING MEN: Zana Bayne, the designer best known for her high-end leather accessories that have been donned by the likes of Beyoncé, Lorde, Lady Gaga, and most recently, Nicki Minaj at the BET Awards, is expanding into men’s.
“There are classic styles that men have been wearing for years, but now the men’s line will be catered to a man’s physique,” she said.
Like her women’s collection, each handcrafted piece will be made in New York.
“I design for what I think my friends in New York would wear, but also democratically, how the pieces can fit into any guy’s wardrobe,” she said. “I’ll take rides from Williamsburg to the Garment District and constantly imagine how they’d wear leather.”
The styles will contain the brand’s best-sellers, including: five harnesses, two suspenders, two pairs of sock garters and one cuff. Prices will range from $75 for cuffs to $325 for the harnesses and be available exclusively on zanabayne.com, starting Friday.
Bayne — who launched her collection in 2010 and collaborated with the likes of Prabal Gurung for five seasons and Victoria’s Secret — is sold at Dover Street Market, Opening Ceremony and Selfridges, among others.