By Raquel Parks
Fall is the season for layering to create fashionable, warm looks. Therefore, it’s very important that each layer make its own fashion statement to help build the outfit. Local designer and owner, Brianne Turczynski is making it easy to be fashionable, trendy, and warm for fall in Michigan with her collection of accessories called BrianneFaye.
Turczynski has been designing and manufacturing her accessories overseas for three years. And she’s certainly making her mark in Michigan’s fashion industry. “All of my products say Detroit or Michigan on them and they’ve been shipped all over the world so by this I’d like to think we’re helping to put Detroit on the fashion map,” she says.
Recently, BrianneFaye made a major mark in the local fashion industry during the designer showcase at Detroit Fashion Week 2012 Yacht Club event. Aside from that, Turczynski also does custom work. She worked with Crittenton Hospital to custom design the “Brooksie Way Scarf” for Brooks Patterson’s Brooksie Way Race.
The BrianneFaye collection can best be described as a unique mixture of scarves, gloves, hats, and jewelry that are stylish, classic, and fresh. The designs are hand-screen printed and hand-dyed in India, with her original artwork.
The artwork features distinct patterns and abstract shapes in fabrics that include 100% cotton and silk. To create the collection, Turczynski only works with manufacturers that do charitable works in their communities, using child labor free environments.
“The manufacturers we are working with] are giving people in need work — women too are employed”, explains Turczynski. “They also donate to their church which helps with the community, as well.”
Turczynski not only considers the manner in which her designs are made but also each design she creates. BriannFaye has unique, colorful, and feminine pieces that are credited to the designer’s inspiration.
“I love visually exciting and interesting pieces that make you want to keep looking and touching. We strive to create new and exciting pieces that aren’t your run -of -the- mill scarves and bags. We’re making beautiful visual music!”
Between the modern jewelry to the very feminine, crocheted pieces, there’s something appealing for every fashionista. Turczynski designs for all but her collection targets men and women that are from 25 to 35 years old.
“Our buyer usually seeks out the unique and one-of-a-kind piece that will set them apart from the crowd. This is what we specialize in and bring to the market,” says Turczynski.
The BrianneFaye collection provides a mixture of dark and bright colors with hip and classic jewelry. Whether one is looking to dress it up or keep it casual for the fall, there’s an accessory that’s suitable for adding to an ensemble.
Turczynski puts a lot into her business as a designer and owner. Yet, her biggest roles begin with her family who support her business endeavourers.
“I’m a stay-at-home mom and I do this all on my own but I have a huge support from family and friends. My husband is extremely supportive and I’m able to go to meetings, run shipments out and design all on my own. My father has also been a big supporter and my mentor through this whole process.”
BrianneFaye is sold online and at various Michigan boutiques. For more information on BrianneFaye, visit briannefaye.com.
Raquel is a Michigan native with a Bachelors in Journalism from the University of Michigan. She loves fashion and writing about life’s everyday stories. She has written for various local publications that include Dearborn Press & Guide and Detroit Fashion Pages. Raquel also writes for her own local events blog, Metro Diva Pages. You can visit Raquel’s blog at metrodivapages-rdp.blogspot.com and follow her on Twitter @MetroDivaPages.