Our Inspiration

Bien Abyé (means “Well Dressed” in French Creole) is an impact brandcreating accessories handcrafted by artisans in Haiti.

Our brand is founded by Haitian-American fashion designer Dayanne Danier, who draws from her Creole roots in her design process and takes inspiration from Haiti’s unique architectural heritage: turn- of-the-century gingerbread houses with intricate latticework. The collection is created using a 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, tabletops, and home décor. The collection covers a complete lifestyle with merchandise that illuminates Creole excellence.  

Dayanne Danier’s knowledge of the fashion industry extends over a decade. Before creating her own collection, 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 “Rassemble” 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, which means “Flower of Life”, and 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 pattern drafting and construction to the woman artisan members of a sewing co-op.