Dear Shaded Viewers,

I’ve been following the work of Takahiro Miyashita aka The Soloist from back in the day when he was the force behind the visionary collection Number (N)ine. I loved it then and I love it now. He left Number (N)ine in 2009 and he took a break and then quietly came back sharing the Paris Showroom with fellow Japanese visionary, Undercover. The Soloist is the unique vision of Takahiro both rock & roll and dandy with close fitting jackets and trousers impeccably constructed and detailed.





Diane Pernet

A LEGENDARY FIGURE IN FASHION and a pioneer of blogging, Diane is a respected journalist, critic, curator and talent-hunter based in Paris. During her prolific career, she designed her own successful brand in New York, costume designer, photographer, and filmmaker.