challenged to create a wallet using a single piece of leather, STAY, as an expression was conceived in 2012 . over the past six years and with leather as a medium, Stefan Ayon experimented with the endless permutations of: weight, cut, genus, temper, dye-process, finish… an ongoing exploration.
working with US sourced leather, each hand-selected skin is specific to its purpose.
self-taught while living abroad in London in 2015, Ayon challenged himself to pattern making and sewing. inspired by his blue-collar home town and Asian heritage, STAY took on a unique interpretation of modern workwear.
today in mid-town Manhattan, small batch production of all STAY garments are expertly cut, sewn and finished by a handful of individuals in a single factory. Stefan presides over every step of production and every detail is scrutinized. From first-draft pattern, button placement, zipper size, finishing, etc… nothing is overlooked nor extraneous.