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Number (N)ine Menswsear Spring 2009: Entrenched in Rock & Roll

Number (N)ine Menswear Spring 2009

Number (N)ine Menswear Spring 2009

PARIS, Jun 26, 2008 / FW/ — Takahiro Miyashitashi, designing for his own label Number (N)ine made his mark among the fashion crowd with his rock & roll inspired clothes with Kurt Cobain as his favorite muse. Miyashitashi’s original cult following has expanded towards a wider audience, some of them actually in the mainstream already.

Thankfully, Miyashitashi continued to be true to his original design philosophy and this season, the Japanese designer was still very much entrenched in rock & roll, but this time, his muse is Rolling Stone Brian Jones.

The collection entitled ‘The Lonesome Heroes’ had the models wearing platinum-blonde wigs and bowler hats that actually made you think of Johnny Depp’s Sweeney Todd with a touch of Captain Jack Sparrow.

Yet, with the use of very rich colors and layering, especially when the velvet overcoats over ruby-red waistcoats came out, the British royal court during the Victorian age came to mind. Trousers came in different length from Bermuda short to mid calf to full length. Don’t think that these are ‘informal’ because there is a regal touch in them actually.

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