Sunday, February 22, 2009
ugh. so sad. just read last night on hint that number (n)ine is closing. must get to japan to pick up some pieces from the final collection (hint hint jon!) i seriously saved every single picture from his fall 09 collection. go check it out on men.style.com
"Today we received a letter (an actual letter, so you know it's serious) from Number (N)ine. It started with this quote: "When you're finished changing, you're finished." You guessed it: the Tokyo-based, Paris-showing men's label launched 12 years ago by Takahiro Miyashita is closing. The fall '09 collection—portentously called A Closed Feeling—was the last. The letter went on to say "Over the last decade, Number (N)ine evolved, always forging ahead with a unique and potent vision, to emerge as one of the leading brands of Japan." We agree with the sentiment. Number (N)ine will be (m)issed."