dream.er – a person who escapes into a world of fantasy
Dream-ers is luxury pieces handcrafted in Los Angeles, with a laid-back luxurious feel and at affordable price points. “Our dresses have been donned by non-traditional brides, as well as jet-setters, looking for clothing that exudes effortless chic” – Yanique
In 2012, Yanique Barnes, the designer and brainchild behind the brand left her long-standing once glitzy dream career as manager for the Chanel boutique in Los Angeles, to start the line. She envisioned a line that was timeless, simple in design, using premium quality and carefully chosen fabrics. Drawing from her luxury fashion retail background, she knew that for a line to be luxurious it had to be created using the finest quality craftsmanship and materials.
She then quickly built up a small but hugely talented team of pattern makers and dressmakers, and she designed her first collection. Selling directly to clients, she was surprised by the vote of confidence she received, and in how quickly the line had skyrocketed. Also to her surprise many non-traditional brides were purchasing the pieces for their weddings. She knew she had tapped in to a need, so the next season she added more dresses suitable for brides to the line.
All pieces are made in Los Angeles in their studio, and one person makes a piece from start-to-finish. Pieces are all made-to-order, and most can be customized for the buyer at no additional cost. As Yanique sums up best in her own words, “there is nothing more luxurious than having a well-made, quality garment that truly fits, one that was made just for you”.
This line is designed for the woman with a sophisticated yet laid-back style, and for the modern bride who think outside of the old-fashioned bridal box.