The moment I saw images from this presentation my jaw dropped and my chest felt like it would burst a thousand peonies.
Taking inspiration from nature’s own bondage – the vine – Zana’s SS14 leather collection is set behind the most cunningly clever backdrop – an entire salon full of gorgeously blossoms and greenery. I’m so excited to see Zana has really pushed her work to the next level beyond harnesses and belts; fleshing her work out to form intricately constructed halter tops, corsets and cage skirts.
Although I’ve never met Zana, through our dark style blogging network I can’t help but feel insanely proud of a woman who seized her passion for a product and ran with it – all the way to paris – and turned it into an enormously successful collection of highly conceptual wearables. I hope to be able to eventually do the same.