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Collection 8: Designer Bryan Hearns Blends Sexuality and Street Style

By Courtney Wilkins 

No stranger to exposing cut outs, detailed high-slits or form-fitting dresses Bryan Hearns’ edgy designs have led him to the forefront of fashion. The Los Angeles based designer uses the detailing of chain hardware to separate his new collection from the rest. 

“The detailing and use of hardware is very much a part of my design aesthetic. Particularly in this collection more so than the others, I love featuring the raw look and feel of industrial hardware in my designs. I love the hard look of piercings from bondage fashion and wanted to make that feel more feminine and soft mixing them and including them with traditional fabrics and silhouettes.

Hearns’ Collection 8, Spectrum of Color, pays homage to his street style design aesthetic. He said that it wasn’t the trends of today , per se, that inspired the collection, but that he is “definitely cautious of what people are wearing on the red carpet and on the street.”