I screamed "OMG!" when I saw the announcement for Zana Bayne's collaboration with & Other Stories. What a perfect match! I love seeing & Other Stories work with specialty designers like Zana.
I've been following Zana since my college days. I loved seeing her posts in Livejournal fashion communities with her outfit-of-the-day and her handmade creations. I remember when she first started selling her handmade leather harnesses through her Livejournal. She launched her accessories line in 2010 and her client resume is astounding. She styled and created custom pieces for music videos for Beyonce, Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga, and Britney Spears. She worked with fashion houses Prabal Gurung and Marc Jacobs. Now we'll be seeing her collaboration with H&M's sister brand, & Other Stories, launching next week.
The & Other Stories "co-lab" combines Zana's leather accessories with ready-to-wear. I love that the collection shows how these accessories can be styled with wardrobe staples like a white shirtdress or a colorful silk blouse.
The prices for the accessories starts from $29 for the leather chokers and goes to $325 for the leather vest. I'm eyeing the white choker harness as well as the leather bra top for myself, which I'm sure will be the first pieces to sell out. The collection will be available on September 22nd, online and in select stores internationally. I'll be ready!