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Q&A with Zana Bayne, on her & Other Stories collaboration

HyperFocal: 0Harness & high-street fashion is maybe not the most organic associative pairing, one finding its natural habitat in darker S&M circles, the other on the most expensive addresses of the world’s pulsating metropoles. Yet, we were over-enthusiastic when we heard the news of & Other Stories collaboration with self-proclaimed “post-Fetish leather brand” Zana Bayne. Founded in New York in 2010 by Zayne and Todd Pendu, with roots in the queer milieus of San Fransisco and Berlin, their rounded edgyness has had a massive appeal amongst celebrities and fashion world elites such as Debbie HarryBeyonce, Lady Gaga and Rei Kawakubo – the latter of which resulted in in a collaboration with Comme des Garçons. The & Other Stories project marks a moment where their show-stopping pieces will reach a broader audience, without losing its insistence on high quality and subtle eroticism. We sat down with founder Zana Bayne to learn more about the range of belts, harnesses and leather accessories that is already in stores worldwide.

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DANSK Loves MAISON the FAUX

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Polo Ralph Lauren opens London flagship store

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Ralph Lauren has transcended from status as mere fashion label to something more altogether; a lifestyle, a vision, an ideology. The American designer’s preppy vision is celebrated and referenced everywhere in the industry, and their polos repeatedly returned to when all the sportswear options we’ve acquired in the past couple of years seem dire or plan ugly.

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HOPE's New Hope

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For long, designer Ann Ringstrand has lulled and mesmerized us into the very essence of Scandinavian minimalism in the shape of HOPE, the Swedish fashion brand that she founded in 2002 with Stefan Söderberg.

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ROUGH EDGES

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If I had my way tonight,
I would surely change your mind
You might be surprised at what you see
I know I don’t look the part,
don’t turn it off before it starts
I can hear your heart talkin’ to me

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Review: Faustine Steinmetz

Faustine-3Faustine Steinmetz’ “Blue Denim” penned out as a performative SS17 presentation set in a dark cube featuring models lying on small built-in boxes.

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Review: Mulberry SS17

tumblr_inline_odsl697a8N1utbiue_1280.png.cfTradition, utility, and craftsmanship are three important keywords to describe Johnny Coca’s SS17 Mulberry collection. Set in an enormous factory in one of South London’s industrial areas far away from Chelsea’s luxury shops, it was feminine utilitarian outfits, beaded dresses and luxury goods that strolled down the infinitely long runway.

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Review: Fashion East

FE_2-6-681x1024Every season Fashion East’s panel of fashion industry experts hand-pick young emerging designers, this season we saw Mimi Wade, Matty Bovan, A.V. Robertson and Richard Malone take their turn in the limelight.

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Review: Dilara Findikoglu SS17

dilara-findikoglu-ss17-1-960x640Set in a seedy strip club in a touristy part of town, the Turkish designer Dilara Findikoglu took us down to the basement where her models shone under red lightning leaning on poles and provoking the viewer with their gaze. No trace of sunlight made it down here, where night and day melted into one.

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The Burberry September 2016 Show

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