Fashion designer Dayanne Danier hosted Les Jardins de la Mode, pop-up shop in Manhattan on Aug. 19 to showcase a variety of products from Bien Abyé, Sandilou, Deux Noirs, Artisans du Monde, Dorpare, and Askanya.
Les Jardins de la Mode pop-up featured fashion apparel and accessories, home goods, and gourmet products by Haitian entrepreneurs who are influential in their craft and share the common bond of having their merchandise sourced and/or inspired by Haiti.
“Les Jardins de la Mode pop-ups are all about showing the lifestyle behind the creole concept of Bien Abyé. Growing up in a Haitian culture, it was always expressed that one who is Bien Abyé also believes in having exquisite artwork decorating their house, fabulous jewelry from Haitian artisans, and eating great food made of typical creole ingredients,” Danier said. “These popups are all about sharing those elements with an audience that is not used to seeing this side of Haitian culture.”
Danier is the designer behind the women’s contemporary ready-to-wear brand Bien Abyé, which means well dressed in Haitian Kreyol. She has hosted pop up shops in Boston, Washington D.C., Atlanta, Miami and Haiti.