Somehow, in Haute Macabre’s five years of publishing, we have never once featured Zana Bayne. I can’t imagine why that is, considering she is one of the most specifically talented designers in the independent market out there today. I’ve followed her designs and her blog for years, and have lusted after her leather pieces for equally as long. Now, I am very pleased to break the ridiculous streak we’ve been on and [finally] showcase her here.
The “Magnum Opus” SS14 Capsule Collection collaboration from PENDV x Zana Bayne is comprised of a series of leather works conceptually devised by the duo based on a symbol designed by Todd Pendu of the PENDV label and then constructed by Zana Bayne. The base image from which all of these products are derived is a stylized re-imagining of the inverted symbol of Sulphur that has been used to signify accomplishment of the “Great Work” (Magum Opus) in Alchemy and is also connected in shape to the Tarot card known as “The Hanged-Man” or in French as “La Pendu”.
Please visit PenduNYC.com and view the beautiful (and NSFW) editorials featuring the line, and purchase the pieces for 15% off until December 2.