Dana Buchman was born in Memphis, Tennessee, USA around 1965. Always a top student, Buchman graduated from Brown University. She was a President's Fellow at the prestigious Rhode Island School of Design and earned an Advance Degree in Fashion at London's St. Martin's School of Art. After graduating, Dana Buchman became a creative head for Ellen Tracy.
In 1982, Dana Buchman was personally approached by influential American designer and executive Liz Claiborne and joined the corporation with a design job in knitwear. After five years with Liz Claiborne, Buchman started her eponymous bridge collection under the Liz Claiborne corporation. By the mid-nineties, Buchman's brand became one of the leaders catering to the bridge segment of the population and by the late-nineties saw annual profits skyrocket over $250 million.
She now has 5 lines including Dana Buchman Luxe and a complete range of accessories also.
In the late 1990's, the house of Liz Claiborne bought a financial interest in the Dana Buchman company. It has continued to be a very successful operation presenting collections every season of elegant wearable clothes.
Dana Buchman has been a member of the Council of Fashion Designers America since 1991. She married her husband Tom Farber, a New York State judge, in 1985. They have two daughters Charlotte and Annie Rose. In 2006, Buchman co-authored "A Special Education: One Family's Journey Through the Maze of Learning Disabilities." Written with her daughter Charlotte, the book reveals Charlotte's struggle with her learning disabilities, as well as Buchman's own path to self-discovery. Buchman donated the profits from the book to the National Center for Learning Disabilities.
The Dana Buchman collections are elegant and sophisticated separates and dresses, in exquisite fabrics.