Number (N)ine Mens F/W 09.10 Paris

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  1. Scott

    Scott Stitch:the Hand

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    egads,those cape pieces are gorgeous! and the workmanship is astoundingly beautiful! also love the military cuttings and stylings. also,the materials they feel richly antique and recycled....incredibly organic and romantic.

    like a left bank poet from the 18th cent.,this collection feels to me.
     
  2. shirleebee

    shirleebee Margiela's Muse

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    I love this. I do enjoy the depraved Edwardian fop theme of the majority of the menswear collections, the anomalies -- this, Pugh, and to a certain extent, Margiela -- are more progressive.
     
  3. pucci_mama

    pucci_mama Frozen irony.

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    I wish I could wear this...!

    ... <3
     
  4. malaychic

    malaychic New Member

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    a very well-layered collection indeed..
     
  5. Humperz

    Humperz New Member

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    i love the knits
    it definitely is strange but beautiful
     
  6. Fuuma

    Fuuma New Member

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    :cry:

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    “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 Miya****a 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.”
    http://www.hintmag.com/blog/2009/02/...mber-nine.html
     
  7. tangerine

    tangerine Soviet Camaro

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    say it ain't so :(
     
  8. Fuuma

    Fuuma New Member

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    Pretty confirmed. I kept the invite to the last show, now I guess I should get it framed..

    I loved the last collection so much it feels like someone just died in my arms.

    I guess that answers why the pieces presented in the collection were so elaborate they were guaranteed to be unaffordable.
     
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  9. j'adorekapusta

    j'adorekapusta New Member

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    this is so sad it's sick.
    yet it's life.
    RIP Number (N)ine.
     
  10. Zazie

    Zazie Active Member

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    Ugh, that's sad....it's established a small following even though it didn't get beyond the fringe. It is probably too "hipster"-oriented to reach a wider market, especially at such a price point.
     
  11. laika

    laika botanizing on the asphalt

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    :shock:

    and after such a beautiful collection too....seems oddly portentous now. :cry:
     
  12. Fuuma

    Fuuma New Member

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    Info confirmed by PR. It is now official and should be out on many sites soon.
     
  13. cesarcmma

    cesarcmma New Member

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    :angry:...........:shock:.........:cry::cry::cry:
     
  14. Inaya

    Inaya vertebrae by vertebrae

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    I can't say I saw this coming... but this collection definitely gave off a very deep, very personal and very strong message- so much so that i don't feel surprised. it felt so somber even though he clearly put his all into it. I have to say if he's gonna go out - this was the way to do it. this collection was just so beautifully poetic; as if the man of this collection is wearing literally everything he has, on his sleeve (whole body), even down to his lonely hotel upholstery.
     
  15. jgyn

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    Sorry to see this go- recently bought a few pieces.
     

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