The news has been doing the rounds over the weekend, but we felt we should start the week with this news for posterity. Number (N)ines recently displayed AW09 collection - which was called a closed feeling - will be their last. Hint Magazine received a letter from the company stating that When youre finished changing, youre finished. Whether founding member Takahiro Miyashita will start up another company remains to be seen, but this seems to be one designer closure that has nothing to do with the economy.
It stinks that so many designers are calling it quits, most likely because of the craptastic economy. Though I'm not exceptionally fond of or familiar with Miyashita's work, I'm still wondering how many more of these we'll see before 2009 is over.
LINKAGE: Number (N)ine to close