“EVERY WOMEN IS A JEWEL;
A COMMUNITY OF WOMEN IS A TREASURE”.
– Dana Setinea Messika
Danamé Paris is an alternative Prèt-à-porter brand, created in 2016 by Dana Stinea Messika.
The daughter of a seamstress, Dana was drawn to the world of Fashion at young age. Observing her mother through her work, she got fascinated with colors, fabrics and silhouettes. Once reaching 18, Dana moved to Paris following her international modeling career. While there, she met her husband, Andre Messika, founder and owner of Andre Messika Diamonds.
During her gender studies at the American University of Paris, Dana was highly influenced by the history of social evolution, especially amongst women. She was intrigued by the connection shared by women, and described it as analogous to the covalent bond between carbon atoms of a diamond.
It was then when her personal journey became clear to her; experiences aligned with aspirations, and with this realization, DANAMÉ was conceived.
Dana's take on the symbolic resilience formed by bonds became evident in DANAMÉ design narrative, which portrays the connection between women and clothes as precious as a diamond.