When he suddenly shuttered his NUMBER (N)INE brand in 2009 and abruptly disappeared from the fashion scene, it left many fans of Takahiro Miyashita's designs deliberating over a replacement. Fortunately, it wasn't long before Miyashita established The SoloIst, which clearly took on Number (N)ine's avant-garde elements but tampered with a more pragmatic approach on design--this includes a footwear collaboration with adidas Originals. With inputs from designer and friend, Kazuki Kuraishi, who shares many of Miyashita's sensibilities, it's quite apparent that the focus is on materials and high-quality standards. Set to be available only through a select number of retail locations worldwide, the very limited collection will make its debut at midnight tomorrow at adidas Originals SoHo in New York City. Line-up is projected to start around 11:30 pm outside of the store, but expect some folks to be there even earlier.
adidas Originals SoHo
136 Wooster Street | Map
New York, NY 10012
Release Date: September 29th, 2012 (Tomorrow!) | Midnight