Number (N)ine Closes Down

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  1. lucy92

    lucy92 Administrator

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    Hintmag reports that they received a letter from the brand:

    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 Miya****a is closing. The fall '09 collection—portentously called A Closed Feeling—was the last. Miya****a 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."

    i am surprised. there were a number of people on TFS that were gaga for Number (N)ine's accessories...
     
  2. Scott

    Scott Stitch:the Hand

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    :shock: that is shocking! i wonder why? economy?
     
  3. MulletProof

    MulletProof Well-Known Member

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    ^internal issues?. The quote says little, if it was the economy I would expect them to be a little more vocal about it. :unsure:

    very strange, but sad, the label seemed so.. strong?, in comparison to others.
     
  4. C0UTUR3 4 SUR3

    C0UTUR3 4 SUR3 New Member

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    NOO! :cry: The fall men's wear show was amazing! And yeah maybe the economy shut em down, granted not everyone wants such fantastical clothes.:unsure:
     
  5. 4n98

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    shocking news
     
  6. Scott

    Scott Stitch:the Hand

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    oh i see. did not know N(N) was owned by a different group. still,very sad all the same.
     
  7. 212DRESSINGROOM

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    Sad to see them go. What a fantastically romantic and subversive FW09 collection. Guess if you go out, it should be with a bang.
     
  8. kiddokiddo

    kiddokiddo New Member

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    oh god!!! What????????That's so shocking...I Adore their last show...sad sad sad sad sad:cry::cry::cry:
     
  9. sergio

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    Thier last show was asbolutely fantastic.
     
  11. BerlinRocks

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    that's pretty sad ...
    though we don't really know the reasons of this closing ... i just wish recession could cause other labels damages and closing ... :innocent:
    :ninja:
     
  12. GuerrillaBoy

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    ....r.i.p. N(n)........
     
  13. kasmslo

    kasmslo New Member

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    Wow, this was shocking news...
     
  14. dirty funk

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    It's so sad(((
     
  15. reese06

    reese06 Well-Known Member

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    I'm not really shocked and can't quite understand why others are. This brand never seemed to really have a strong identity.
     
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    i found this number (n)ine tank a week or 2 ago. can anybody tell what season it might be from? it is made of cotton and woven stainless steel (tag lists 55% cotton/45% stainless).

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    pix by me
     
  17. mikeijames

    mikeijames no tom ford, no thanks.

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    they had an identity, but not really enough time to build a clientel.
     
  18. waxy

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    missin' number (n)ine... :(
     
  19. Scott

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    actually i disagree that n (n) hadn't a strong identity....the very reason i liked it was because of it's more experimental twists on classics. and his shoes were brilliant!

    great piece fashoff! i can't decipher what season it came from though...seems like a spring piece,no?
     

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