'BYBROWN has a unique vision on contemporary fashion and is sustainable which nowadays is fundamental to a better future' — Sozzani Maino, Head of Vogue Talents at Vogue Italia
What makes us special?
At BYBROWN we define the meaning of premium rainwear. Offering you rainwear made with technical design in mind, at BYBROWN we are redefining the way rainwear looks and the way we use it.
The leading silhouette, the 2014 Raindress became the winner of the International A’design Award and was the first BY BROWN piece to substitute the predictable boxy shape of all-weather gear with an engineered, tailored look for women.
After many years of research and development we have now designed a small, exclusive collection of coats to cover all your outerwear needs.
The Amsterdam-based label, founded by British designer Melanie Brown, combines craftsmanship with contemporary, raw elegance. The garments have strong constructed forms, giving the clothes a minimalist attitude, where unexpected details add a playful element.
BYBROWN reflects the individuality of the strong, sensual, discerning woman. Our rainwear offers you protection, allowing you to express your state of mind in all the extremities that the environment may throw at you.
We were able to pursue our quest for the ultimate rainwear due to the support of Stimuleerings Fonds in 2015.
‘Melanie Brown is of course not the first to say that she has designed something stylish for the rain. However it has to be said, her raindress stands out from the existing range; it is beautiful, special and functional.’ — Milou van Rossum, NRC Handelsblad
‘As cycling becomes increasingly popular in cities around the world, designers are creating more for riders to wear. BYBROWN designs rainwear for the style-conscious female cyclists.’ — Dan Howarth, Dezeen.
The British born designer Melanie Brown is the driving force behind the brand. Graduating in Fashion at the Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam, Brown has worked in the fashion industry for nearly 20 years. In 2002 she won the prestigious Frans Molenaar Haute Couture Prize and in 2015 her rainwear design received an International A'design award. Melanie Brown was a pioneer in the forward-thinking project ReBlend, a Dutch-based initiative, which aims to produce yarns and fabrics by recycling blended textile waste.
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