Location: Manhattan, New York
Named after the Golden Ratio, 1.61 is a unisex and utilitarian clothing line developed by Kimberly Wesson and Aimee Cho. The collection is focused on proportion and fit to achieve a timeless look that appears effortless and understated.
"The collection is based on the idea of 'utilitarian uniform unisex' and so we pay homage to the authenticity of where these fabrics come from. We are trying to make something that is meaningful now but based on a historical garment." says Wesson.
Each garment takes inspiration from the fabrics that they find and is put through a series of tests before being designed into a piece of workwear. There's an incredible amount of labor and attention to detail that goes into the work - everything is sewn, dyed, and washed in New York before being hand-stamped.