After leaving influential Japanese cult label Number (N)ine in 2009, designer Takahiro Miyashita wasted no time in founding his next venture, an eponymous label called TAKAHIROMIYASHITA The Soloist. As the name suggests, the brand’s output represents a completely unfettered execution of Miyashita’s personal style and creative vision.
The Soloist moniker proves to be an especially apt one, as the rock subculture influences of Miyashita’s previous work are infused with the sophistication of virtuoso tailoring, intricate attention to detail, and an innovative, progressive design sensibility.
Autumn/Winter 2020 sees the oft gloomy reputation of the colder months mined for a theatrical sense of melancholy. The angst always present in Miyashita's subcultural influences become suitable for framing, with a stark, black and white palette and the dramatic experimentalism raising the angst stakes to the level of existential.