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The Deconstructed Silhouettes of Number (N)ine’s The High Streets

Influenced by Kurt Cobain and Native American culture, in 2005, Takahiro Miyashita released his most seminal work at Number (N)ine: “The High Streets.” Keeping consistent with previous collections, Miyashita’s runway was clad with models in plaid shirts, loose cardigans, and bandanas that alluded to Seattle’s grunge scene. However, in this mix of sorrow sunken models appeared a handful of distinct pieces that were otherworldly.
At first glance, one may have assumed that pieces were simply being layered, but upon further inspection, it came to light that these were individual pieces, hybrids in their nature. Blazers were cut and sewn together with hoodies, hoodies sewn together with plaid shirts, plaid shirts combined with denim jackets and hoodies. It was bewildering.
Like Martin Margiela, Takahiro Miyashita took the art of deconstruction and made it his own. Using deconstruction as his brush, Miyashita painted his canvas with broad strokes, ultimately creating a pristine collection.
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