Discover Haiti’s Entrepreneurs & Businesses:
Dayanne Danier: Fashion Designer for Bien Abyé
Dayanne Danier is the fashion designer behind the women’s contemporary ready to wear brand called Bien Abyé. The collection is a combination of French style with a Creole essence. The brand specializes in tailored silhouettes with unique feminine twists and strong attention to detail. The philosophy of Bien Abye is to unveil a woman’s sophistication and confidence with every step she takes while embracing her lifestyle. Danier has presented the Bien Abyé collection in numerous cities throughout the United States. The line has been exhibited in fashion shows in Boston, New York, Washington DC, Atlanta, Miami, and Haiti. Through the Bien Abyé collection, Dayanne has developed a new distinctive concept that allows women to shop for their wardrobe in a way that makes their life easier.
“My focus is to create styles that make a women look fabulous. I want to ensure she makes the proper statement through her wardrobe at all times. It’s all about setting the right tone, painting the right picture, and always being well dressed…Bien Abyé!”
Before creating her own collection, Dayanne’s knowledge of the textile industry extends over a decade. Danier grew up in Massachusetts and attended Massachusetts College of Art where she obtained a Bachelor Degree in Fine Arts with a concentration in Fashion Design. Upon graduating she remained in Boston working for Blauer Manufacturing where she was first exposed to manufacturing garments in the United States. In 2002, Danier moved to Miami to work for Perry Ellis International as a designer for the Latin brand, Cubavera. While designing for Cubavera, the brand grossed $70 million dollars in revenue and grew to include additional brands within the Latin segment of Perry Ellis International. In late 2004, Danier moved back to the north east and settled in New York where she worked as a menswear knit designer for Phillips-Van Heusen (PVH). Dayanne designs have been manufactured in countries all around the world which include China, India, Bangladesh, Africa, Vietnam, and Korea.
While achieving career success with her expertise in the arts and fashion, Dayanne spends much of her time giving back to the community both in the United States and in Haiti. Danier worked on collaboration with Haitian artist, Patricia Brintle, on the “Rassamble” scarf that is incorporated in the Bien Abyé collection where the proceeds are donated to support efforts in Haiti. She is the founder of the non-profit organization Fleur De Vie (means Flower of Life) and she has served as a panelist for the New York organization called Power Play which caters to young women. Danier has also been the guest critic for Stephen’s College fashion department during reviews boards and is also a member of Fashion Group International and the Haitian Roundtable.
For more information go to www.dayannedanier.com and www.fleurdevieonline.org
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