Sunday, February 22, 2009

rip



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."
-hintmag blog

7 comments:

Peter Nguyen said...

I have to admire the fact that he takes into account the idea of change. It's something that a lot of brands resist, and the fact that he feels there isn't much change is a great thing. I've also heard from a birdy that there is something bigger in store for him. Lets hope it's true.

Stephanie said...

yes- i do respect his reason why. i kinda figured there had got to be something in the works. can't wait to find out what!

Carlene said...

This was my absolutely favorite line for fall 09 so far, men's and women's. So of course it must close.

-h of candid cool said...

oh wow. such a shame. but im sure the designer will pop up in some form or another.

KATLIN said...

Hmm, I want to know more about why they stopped... hopefully to launch another line or some type of business??

Stephanie said...

yes, i hope peter is right and he will pop up with some new fabulous brand or business.

G said...

miyashita left with an unique and strong line. n(n) will be missed greatly. had a good time reading your posts xx