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The Official Number (N)ine Thread
does anyone got a brief biograhy about the brand Number (N)ine by Takahiro Miyashita??
i am doing an assignment about this brand!
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Welcome to tFS.

Very glad to have another N(N) interested person here.

As you can see from most of Taka's collections, it is very rock inspired with a some goth and grunge vibrations.

The debut collection was in A/W 2000.2001, the collection was nicknamed "Redisun". The keynote and predominant colour in this collection was black/white. One of the signature pieces in this collection includes the "Spider jacket". Also there were some beautiful accessories, including some awesome scarves.

The second collection was "Time Migration" in S/S 2001. In this collection Taka experimented with "colour fading" and chemically processed garments.
Key pieces from this collection include pointed sandals and "MILK & COOKT" t-shirts.

A/W 2001.2002 was simple called “Standard”. This was Taka’s big turning point, he got a lot of attention with this collection. Some of the special features in this collection includes some argyle knit sweaters and the introduction of the fender monogram. Signature pieces include a Napoleon jacket, the beautifully crafted accessories and the aforementioned argyle knit sweaters and fender monogram pieces.

The beatnik generation was the main theme of the S/S 2002 collection, which was named “Modern Age”. Since it was shortly after the 9/11 attacks, it was also strongly influenced by that situation. He showed a lot of different pants, including cargo pants and some deconstructed jeans with patches and ink stains. It should also be mentioned that it was after this collection that one of the original founders left the N(N) team and started his own brand called “Pledge” – a more affordable version of N(N), but still using somewhat same aesthetics. Signature pieces include the “I Love Gotham” t-shirt, his trenches and some cut-up sneakers.

The A/W 2002.2003 collection was called “No Whereman”. This collection was bohemian inspired and had ivory & chocolate as the keynote colours. For this collection Taka used fabrics like wool, rabbit fur, tweed, and corduroy. Signature pieces include mud processed jeans, flannel shirts, patchwork shirts, fur boots and fur sandals.

There was one year between “No Whereman” and the next collection, the S/S collection wasn’t produced or shown on the runway, because Taka had a serious illness that prevented him from doing anything.

S/S 03 and A/W 2003.2004 was made into one single collection due to his illness prior to that year. The comeback collection was called “Touch Me I’m Sick – A New Morning”. Some die-hard N(N) had complained about this collection, mainly because of the declining quality, due to the fact that Taka was utilizing used cloth to create the pieces. But since they were “die-hard” N(N) fans, they still stuck around. This was also the collection where the “crying/bleeding heart” logo was introduced, which eventually became a symbol of this collection. Key pieces include, his well-crafted necklaces, boots, velvet jackets and pajamas jackets + pants.

S/S 04 was called “Dream baby dream”

F/W 04, called “Give Peace A Chance” : http://www.firstview.com/MENfall2004...R_9/index.html

S/S 05, named “Night Crawler” : http://firstview.com/MENspring2005/N...INE/index.html

Not much information about F/W 05.06

S/S 06, named “Welcome to the Jungle” I think.. As you can see it’s pretty much inspired by Axel Rose. : http://firstview.com/MENspring2006/N...INE/index.html

F/W 06.07 – An irish/celtic/goth influenced collection named “Noir”. We have a thread about it in the “Designers & Collection” Section.


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As for the designer himself, there's rather limited information about him.

He tries to stay out of public attention, by wearing a mask everytime he's going out.

Taka is born in 1973 and a self-taught designer.

There's a picture of him in the N(N) thread.

The N(N) boutiques are always located in obscure places.. He doesn't want his label to become too commercial, that's why had to move his shop around couple of times in Tokyo, because it was starting to get too crowded.


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Hope this could help..

*oh and, fellow N(N) fans, do correct my if I got something wrong or something is missing..

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Here's our N(N) thread : http://www.thefashionspot.com/forums...ris-38909.html

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thank you sooooo much Baizilla! u're so helpful!!
by the way, the 06S/S collection is nameed "welcome to the shadow"

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you are welcome!

Yeah... I thought I remember it was named something about "welcome.."


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splendid job Baizilla!

oh, the 05-06 Autumn-Winter collection is called, "THE HIGH STREETS"

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Oh yeah.. Of course.. i completely forgot! Thanks Jun

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Has anyone seen that straw hat from this season?

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^ no, but I would love to see it

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here u go!~~

http://image.www.rakuten.co.jp/cliff...261986562.jpeg


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sorry... the pic is a bit too large...

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^ I actually wouldn't mind wearing it

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I would mind wearing it

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