Monday, February 23, 2009


"The Economy" in its current state is sure to weed out some of the lower end/crappy/cheesey brands but I hope it doesn't carry over into labels that are actually pushing the limits and creating amazing clothes - as is the case for (N)umber (N)ine one of my favorite brands to look at for inspiration.

Is it the recesion?

Japanese Fashion label Number (N)ine delivered some bad news to the people at hint. The letter the received went as followed:

“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. Miyashita will exit the group, which has already begun disbanding, and “the brand as we know it will come to an end.” The letter goes 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.”

Number (N)ine Is Closing down. Yep, that’s all folks.

They will be missed.- mensrag

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