The Bien Abyé (means “well dressed”) brand personifies a simple philosophy: to make one look fabulous at all times effortlessly.
The brand stems from designer Dayanne Danier’s Creole roots and expresses the importance of looking stunning while embracing all aspects of one’s personal lifestyle.
At the heart of Bien Abyé is a ready-to-wear collection encompassing a French style that is sophisticated and chic with a Creole influence. Inspired by the elaborate structures of Gingerbread house architecture and its ornate latticework design details, the collection is created using unique silhouettes with strong attention to detail and a kaleidoscope of colors.
Bien Abyé's collection has expanded to include vignettes of accessories for women and men, handbags, tabletop, and home décor. The collection covers a complete lifestyle with merchandise that illustrates Creole excellence and is created by Haitian artisans who are mostly women. This supports Danier’s “Empowering women one stitch at a time” movement.
Before creating her own collection, Dayanne Danier’s knowledge of the fashion industry extends over a decade. Danier grew up in Massachusetts and attended Massachusetts College of Art where she obtained a Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts with a concentration in Fashion Design. Her experience includes designing for major apparel companies in the US like Blauer Manufacturing, Perry Ellis International, and Phillips-Van Heusen.
While achieving career success with her expertise in the arts and fashion, Dayanne spends much of her time giving back to the community in Haiti. Danier worked on a 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 co-founder of the non-profit organization Fleur De Vie (means “Flower of Life”) whose mission is to support struggling organizations that focus on implementing positive change in their community in the areas of education, health, and environmental sustainability. Dayanne has also traveled to Haiti to teach women artisan members of a sewing coop pattern drafting and construction. She is a member of the Haitian Roundtable and a Fellow recipient of the Mayor of New York Immigrant Women Leaders Fellowship.