Our Story

Karen Escobedo

My love for design, prints, and dressmaking, paired with my overall frustration with mass produced, fast fashion, gave birth to BUILD A DRESS.

I created BUILD A DRESS to pay homage to American dress making over the years. Inspired by classic and timeless dresses of generations past, I’ve designed dresses and accessories that are comfortable for everyday wear and sophisticated enough for just about most occasions. 

All BUILD A DRESS pieces are thoughtfully designed and ethically made at our partner apparel factory in Houston.

Share your stories, photographs, & comments about your memories made in dresses over the years. Take us down memory lane with you! hello@rainalarue.com

Karen Founder,