Reported today on HintMag is what seems to be an announcement from Number(N)ine on the shutting down of the 12 year strong Japanese label. As stated “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 Miyashita 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.” – HintMag

Number(n)ine has certainly come a long way since its humble beginnings as a street fashion label in Japan,  never straying from its grungy rock music inspired roots.The spirit of the legendary label will certainly live on, in the mean time we can only hope to see more from Takahiro Miyashita in the future.

Take a look at Number(N)ine’s Final Fall/Winter 2009 Collection Here.