My name is Ayla van Maarschalkerweerd, studied at the Amsterdam Fashion Institute, ‘Fashion & Design’ (2012) and I have lived in Amsterdam ever since.

I started ‘&AYLA’ in July 2016 after quitting my job as a 'fit coordinator/product developer’ for a high-end commercial company, because the rhythm of fashion overshadowed the passion and quality for the designs. I love to take the time to develop patterns and prototypes in-house to have full control of the construction and fit. 

My ambition is to collaborate with designers who have passionated and loving focus on the quality of their products. I work from the designer's sketch to paper patterns, to prototypes and/or to three-dimensional unique pieces.