February 15, 2020
Allow me just a quick moment to introduce you to one of my favorite projects to work on here in the Aletheia shop: Nine56 Studio. It is a very classy young brand with a vision for every day clothing that is polished and comfortable at the same time. They call it elevated loungewear – and while I do not spend very much time lounging in the shop, you better believe I have a couple of Nine56 pieces in my regular rotation.
I mean, sometimes I do get a rice krispie bar and a coffee and eat it at my desk. But usually I’m working my butt off, because I have to.
You can see the aesthetic: clean, simple, just a little easy, and coordinating, and with luxury fabrics (organic cotton on the left!). But beyond that, the thing I like most about working on Nine56 pieces are the little construction upgrades throughout the collection – bartacked pockets, stitched-thru waistbands, and the continuous bound neckline-becomes-tie – which in production makes one feel like a sewing goddess.
Which, you might be asking, are the pieces that you own? Of course! That would be the two most fabulous pieces in the collection – the David crop pant in black, and the Shelby wrap top in green.
The David is cozy enough to sleep in but I also get compliments when I wear it out. And here am I in a very meh BlackBerry Selfie, showing off a little red hair against an awesome garment-dyed shade of dark mossy green.