The name, "Ninu Nina" stems from the alien language spoken by Robin Williams in "Mork & Mindy" ( a popular 1970's comedy show).


Following the success of CIPHER’s Spring/Summer 2009 collection sold across the US, Japan, Korea and Hong Kong, comes a new offer of menswear shoes. CIPHER ‘online exclusives’ collection will debut on December 7, 2009 globally at www.cipherism.com.

The development and design of the shoes have evolved over the past year by going back to basics with key colors of black and white, showing off the sophisticated lines and clean aesthetic in each shoe’s form and style. Fine leather is used to provide quality and comfort, as well a newly implement-ed memory foam insole to enhance wearing comfort. CIPHER shoes are available in 3 fundamental styles consisting of classic colors, each with its own story and attitude: Seditionary, Subterranean and Libertine.

CIPHER is an international urban-contemporary lifestyle brand offering high concept lifestyle products for an emerging class of global lifestyle connoisseurs. Based in Hong Kong, where inter-national metropolitan living manifests the dynamic fusion of east and west culture, CIPHER is an expression of life in the brave new world. A lifestyle brand that embodies elements of contemporary art, music, film, design, urban culture, and high fashion; Canadian-born designer Collin Thompson works with a fluid group of individuals of international backgrounds that produce progressive lifestyle products for a diverse and inter-national clientele of creative urbane individuals. This emerging group that represents the “world-metropolitan culture” who crave contemporary urban fashion with an international perspective and a pop-culture twist.

The vision of CIPHER is to bring the world unique designer-driven products that echo the fluidity of modern cosmopolitan living. A reflection of our own lives; CIPHER is the voice of the well-traveled, culturally aware, modern, urbane individual who seeks a fresh take on the inspiring cultures of our global village.  Future plans include expansion into handbags, women’s shoes, and small leather goods. The Holiday 2009 collection will be available online at www.cipherism.com from December 7, 2009.

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Laurie Sandell