Lindsey Berns presents a timeless, handmade, one-of-a-kind collection for women & children evoking a unique simplicity of style. Through her Vintage Quilt Jackets, Dimity Floral Handkerchief Dresses, Scalloped Petal Dresses and Shearling Quilt Gilets Lindsey honors the artful traditions of hand-making, quilting, patchwork, and floral embroidery. Each collection is produced in small batches, with a high level of craftsmanship and an inherent cherished quality. Designs are always in limited edition ensuring every purchase is a special one. Lindsey Berns is proudly and sustainably made in America.
Easy shapes, beautiful fabrics, artful touches, and a refined sense of style define the Lindsey Berns brand. Since she was a little girl, Lindsey has honed her skills in art and design, as well as intricate embroidery and appliqué techniques that were first introduced to her by her grandmother, a former fashion illustrator and designer. Lindsey received her undergraduate degree in Art History from Northwestern University and an MBA from The NYU Stern School of Business. Her formal education was richly supplemented as a fashion assistant at New York Magazine, studying French Impressionism in Arles, France, and at internships at Sotheby's and Ralph Lauren.
In 2000 Lindsey launched her first collection consisting of womenswear and handbags. These designs were sold to Saks Fifth Avenue, Henri Bendel and Fred Segal, and featured in Women’s Wear Daily, Teen Vogue, Lucky and People Magazine. Her collection also drew the attention of Patricia Field, renown "Sex & The City" stylist, who honored Lindsey with the Marshall Field Distinction in Design Award.
In 2011 Lindsey discovered her newest and most immediate source of inspiration: her young niece and nephew. She started to design clothes specifically for them, drawing inspiration from the clothing of her childhood -- artisan patch work jackets handmade from vintage quilts, well worn blue jean jumpers, vintage denim overalls, delicately embroidered linen pinafores, and French everything.
Lindsey views her creations as individual pieces of art, informed by her own sensibility and imagination. Her ultimate vision is to create a look that is neither in nor out of style--just classic and timeless. “It is my greatest hope that my designs will be enjoyed today and then carefully put away, to be passed down to the next generation."