Japanese design visionary Takahiro Miyashita originally rose to prominence as the founder of avant-garde cult label Number (N)ine. Parting ways with the brand in 2009, Miyashita went on to introduce a fashion project that would more accurately reflect his personal style, aptly dubbed TAKAHIROMIYASHITA TheSoloist. Having granted himself the freedom to pursue his unique vision unhindered, he has continued as the brand’s sole designer since its launch in 2010. Accordingly, a new sense of sophistication has modulated the youthful rock n’ roll rebellion that characterized his former brand. Taking cues from musicians and Western Americana, Miyashita’s multilayered, somber-hued collections often feature constrasting proportions, asymmetric styling, and ever-evolving conceptual themes. Close-fitting jackets and trousers are tailored to an intentionally dandified degree, while military-inspired outerwear and accessories bring grounded balance and utilitarian appeal to refined wardrobe staples.