Ayu is a kimono-style top, with a soft drape and a loose fit - super comfortable!
There’s a rounded V-neck in the front and a high back neck, with cute sleeve details. A contrast belt gives a really nice pop of colour.
Ayu comes without a belt. The belt loops are wide enough for you to use one of your scarves though - a great way to accessorise and reuse!
Choose between grey, white and black organic cotton jersey, sourced from deadstock factories - and pick your size!
How to Order
1. Choose between a piece made to your size (check the size charts here), or in your exact measurements.
If you’d like a fully tailored experience, please add the option below to your order. I’ll email you separately to get your measurements and answer any questions you may have!
2. You can make your fabric selection during checkout. Click the middle image to read more about each piece - where it’s from and how it was made.
Who made it? Who designed it?
Everything at Syra Brownlock is made and designed by me - from the sketches to the pattern to the outfit in your hands.
Everything is made to order to ensure minimal wastex, and is made according to your style and size.
I use only ethically-sourced fabrics, and even materials like buttons and zips. Everything is sustainable, fairly traded, handmade, spun or dyed, or environmentally-friendly. Along with your creation you'll also receive a card with details of everything that's gone into it, so you know your purchase supports your values.
This top was inspired by Wanger Ayu, a Nigerian womenswear designer whose clothes are handmade by female artisans. I really like her combination of contemporary design features with traditional African fabrics, for the modern African woman!