Designed by Biya Ramar in 2000, BIYA is one of six divisions stemming from the Johnny Was Collection. Created by the Levite family in 1987, Johnny Was emphasized the feminine with vintage-inspired pieces made with easy-to-care-for fabrics. All six of its divisions are meant to inspire the modern woman in all her forms with JWLA representing the quintessential California surf chick, the Biya Collection offering bold and eclectic silhouettes, Pete & Greta offering lifestyle basics with an edge, 4 Love and Liberty catering to the fashion-forward sophisticate, and 3J Workshop creating classic pieces for the modern woman. The BIYA collection was inspired by flea markets across the globe, constructing a line that exudes authenticity and limitless creativity. Carried in boutiques across the US and internationally, this line, as well as its brother lines, have continued to provide comfortable and stylish pieces for every woman.
Made for the unique woman who appreciates the romantic fusion in BIYA’s flowing dresses, smart jackets, and streamlined coats, this collection is truly timeless. And the silks, chiffons, and soft cottons make these garments ones that you will never want to take off. Each piece in this collection is easy to wear, whether you want to dress it up with some skinny jeans and heels or dress it down with a pair of your favorite leggings, BIYA tops are a must-have for every girl’s wardrobe. Characterized by sophisticated silhouettes and vibrant embroidery that is bold and distinctive, this line is practical chic and there is no accessorizing needed. From the beautiful flowers embroidering the sleeves to the keyholes in the neckline, you may as well forget the jewelry. Colorful florals, embroidered details, and a comfortable fit make BIYA a favorite for celebrities like Mary Kate and Ashley Olson, Nicole Richie, and Lindsay Lohan.
For unique tops and jackets shop BIYA Johnny Was .