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The most American of Japanese aesthetes
The Japanese stylist Takahiro Miyashita freaks out the spirits, and belongs to the family of creators who, often unwittingly, generate a cult around his person. It was through the Number (N)ine brand that his keen sense of aesthetics and personal vision became known.
His obsession with Anglo-Saxon culture, and in particular for music and styling, naturally resonates with his approach to clothing. For example, the Fall/Winter 2007-2008 Number (N)ine collection was named after a Johnny Cash compilation entitled "Love, God, Murder". In the same collection, one of the hats recalls the one worn by Robert Mitchum in The Night of the Hunter (1955).
Takahiro Miyashita left Number (N)ine in 2009 and a year later created Takahiromiyashita The SoloIst, which recovered some of the avant-garde elements of the previous brand, while incorporating them into a more functional register. Attention is focused on the quality of the materials used, the use of asymmetrical lines and the modifications directly added to the original part. The looks are urban, often monochrome and play with the layering of different elements. His interest in music is as pervasive as ever, multiplying the nods to Kurt Cobain, David Bowie or Oasis...