The first Leylie shirt debuted in 2011 when designer Leylie Aghili found herself craving a new creative outlet. Having recently opened her first multi-label store location, she wanted to make something exclusive to the store; as a long time lover of button-downs, she made a small run of a basic shirt in one fabrication. WIthin days, that shirt sold out and soon she found herself knee-deep in designing and manufacturing her own line of shirting and blouses.
"Thematically, all things ‘Americana’ move me — the very spirit and simplicity drives my aesthetic. To me, value lies in the subtleties — from the texture to the pocket detail — that’s what makes an everyday shirt special enough for the everyday!"
As a mother of two young boys, juggling mom life with work life, Leylie knows firsthand the importance of high quality wardrobe staples that can take someone from day to night and everywhere in between. With an emphasis on style rather than trend, Leylie curated her core collection of five shirt styles that every woman needs in her closet. Season after season, Leylie designs new collections that offer more style and whimsy to wardrobes around the world.
Designed for women by a woman, the Leylie brand encapsulates that very luxurious ease that we all yearn for in our quotidien lives, one button-down at a time.