Number (N)ine FW09 Layered Silk Floral Jacquard Light Jacket. FW09 was the magnus opus for Takahiro Miyashita as he exited N(N) -- what his fans thought was his permanent departure from his creative aspirations. The collection featured 18th and 19th century influences with intricate tailoring and masterful craftsmanship. One of the more costly collections, Miyashita's FW09 creations featured layered pattern silk for lining, embossed floral designs and velvet appliques. This is the most detailed version of the jacket featuring an embossed floral design throughout the silk outer with the silk floral lining extending from the edges of the jacket.
Continuing the interview with Takahiro Miyashita, the focus shifts towards the stylist of Number (N)ine: Hirishi Noguchi. Long term N(N) stylist chimed in on Miyashita's outlook with the brand stating that "Miyashita wasn't partial to the brand since 2007". This occurred after his 2006 "Axl Rose" collection which Miyashita debuted as a "joke", but the audience's reaction was too stern for the designer, leaving him disappointed. He was expecting Miyashita to step down from Number (N)ine since fall of last year so it didn't come to a surprise when the announcement came 08 of January. Noguchi then knew that the following collections were purely out of the designer's creative aspirations with little interest in monetary return. The interview closed with Noguchi stating that he sat back, understood the path that Miyashita was taking and simply "watched him run".
New with tags. Has the maxfield tag still attached for "$3800". Size 0 fits xs.
Number (N)ine by Takahiro Miyashita Wool/Silk Jacket in black. FW09, named by Miyashita as "The B side to my final 'album'", was his final show for Number (N)ine. At at interview with WWD magazine in 2008, Miyashita spoke about the current state of affairs with the brand and reminisced about N(N)'s past. Takahiro professed that in SS09, the "A Side", he ignored the financial constraints for his collections and solely focused on "what he wanted to do". He later admitted in the interview that the collection didn't put monetary returns as a priority and continued to apply the same practice in his final collection. WWD followed up with a question regarding the vendors which rely on Number (N)ine as a strong basis of income and raised concern that said vendors will run into obstacles finding new brands when they relied on N(N) as a part of their store identity. Takahiro replied by simply saying that vendors should understand "when a band has done everything it has to go". The interview will continue with the next item Wool outer, silk lining. Tassels string button and styled like other blazer within the season. This is one of the more understated blazers of the season. 9/10 condition. Rare Size 5. Fits a large well.$520
Number (N)ine by Takahiro Miyashita "Welcome to the Shadow" Silver Thread Pinstripe Blazer w/ Rose Sequin Applique on back. Previously featured was the poplin shirt with floral applique in front, this is the matching blazer featured on the Axl Rose themed runway of SS06. Pinstripe is made of real silver thread that glistens in light and adds luxurious flair. Back is a sequin applique of a skull and rose. Lined rose embellishment is 100% silk. Small bespoke chain on right cigar pocket which adds victorian flair. 8.5/10 condition. Size 3 fits a 48s-48m the best.$380