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FASHION HEADLINE: An Interview with Honma Masaaki of mastermind JAPAN

StyleComments ⋅ Mar 21, 2013
Japanese fashion brand mastermind JAPAN ran its last collection at Tokyo Fashion Week earlier. Though for completely different reasons, this is not the first brush with discontinuation the label has experienced, as detailed by creative director and f...

mastermind JAPAN Closing Ceremony @ Tokyo Fashion Week 2013

StyleComments ⋅ Mar 18, 2013
Although mastermind JAPAN will be wrapping up its brand in 2013, it intended to do so with flourish, presenting its last spring/summer collection of menswear and womenswear at Tokyo Fashion Week. Fashionsnap.com spoke with founder Honma Masaaki on th...

mastermind JAPAN Loses Exclusive Rights to Skull Logo?

StyleComments ⋅ Mar 12, 2013
mastermind JAPAN was recently involved in a legal battle with fellow Japanese brand Roen after mastermind JAPAN claimed that Roen’s similar use of a stylized skull and crossbones logo constituted a violation of its trademark rights. The fric...

mastermind JAPAN x Stussy 2013 Spring/Summer Camo N°4 T-Shirt

StyleComments ⋅ Mar 11, 2013
Coinciding with parts one and two of their collaborative Spring/Summer 2013 collection, mastermind JAPAN has joined Stussy to create a special edition of the streetwear label’s N°4 tee. Appearing in either black or white, the shirt sees stylize...

The Rolling Stones x Theater8 casted by mastermind JAPAN 2013 Spring/Summer Collection

StyleComments ⋅ Mar 4, 2013
Following last year’s fall/winter collection in celebration of the band’s 50th anniversary, as well as a corresponding installation at Dover Street Market Ginza, The Rolling Stones have once again teamed up with Theater8 and mastermind JA...

mastermind JAPAN x MEDICOM TOY 2013 Spring/Summer Collection

DesignComments ⋅ Feb 27, 2013
mastermind JAPAN has long been an integral part of the Japan’s high street landscape. With the ability to collaborate with several powerhouse brands over its existence, it revisits its relationship with MEDICOM TOY on three separate styles. The...

mastermind JAPAN 2013 Spring/Summer Denim Collection

StyleComments ⋅ Feb 26, 2013
Though the horse has been long beaten for originality in jeans, mastermind JAPAN’s Spring/Summer 2013 releases bring a refreshing, though unpretentious, take on denim with their new collection. The theme of the collection is “dreaming,...

mastermind JAPAN x THE CONTEMPORARY FIX x Hide-Chan MASTERMIND RAMEN

LifestyleComments ⋅ Feb 24, 2013
The Hide-Chan MASTERMIND RAMEN is another collaborative effort that stems from its original food-orientated project two years ago. The ramen brainchild of mastermind JAPAN and THE CONTEMPORARY FIX celebrates the former brand’s Spring/Summer 201...

Stussy x mastermind JAPAN 2013 “group.2″ Collection

StyleComments ⋅ Feb 13, 2013
While plans for the shuttering of mastermind JAPAN appear unchanged, the label lives on for 2013 in the form of its “group.2″ collaboration with Stussy. In mmJ’s iconic color scheme of black and white, the focused collection consist...

Hiroaki Shitano x Masaaki Homma – The Oral History of mastermind JAPAN

StyleComments ⋅ Feb 7, 2013
As any fan of the arts, film or fashion can attest to, an oral history can provide enlightening context not normally understood on the surface of notable projects from the aforementioned worlds. Today brings a cutting-room-floor editorial from SIZE M...

mastermind JAPAN x WHIZ LIMITED LUMP Tokyo 10th Anniversary Varsity Jacket

StyleComments ⋅ Feb 4, 2013
WHIZ LIMITED worked with mastermind JAPAN for a special collaborative varsity jacket. The piece commemorates the 10th anniversary of WHIZ LIMITED’s LUMP Tokyo, drawing from the brand’s sportswear tendencies. The jacket features a black ch...

Stussy x mastermind JAPAN 2013 Spring/Summer Collection

StyleComments ⋅ Feb 2, 2013
Two industry heavyweights from different parts of the fashion spectrum collide in this collaboration between Stussy and mastermind JAPAN. Consisting mostly of T-shirts with a few accessories as well as button-downs and jeans, the collection comes in...

Stussy x mastermind JAPAN Shadow Skull WT T-Shirt EYESCREAM Limited Edition

StyleComments ⋅ Feb 1, 2013
Stussy has aligned with mastermind JAPAN for the Shadow Skull WT T-Shirt. Featuring branded elements on both the front and back that fall in line with each imprint’s design sensibilities, additional regional shout outs to New York, Los Angeles,...

mastermind JAPAN x ALPHA M-51

StyleComments ⋅ Dec 20, 2012
No strangers to collaboration with one another, mastermind JAPAN and ALPHA continue their union with another cold weather offering in the form of the M-51 jacket. Similar in nature to previous works, the fur-draped hood element plays nicely with eith...

mastermind JAPAN x ALPHA TIGHT N-3B

StyleComments ⋅ Dec 20, 2012
mastermind JAPAN and ALPHA have aligned for the dual color TIGHT N-3B jacket. Presented in either black or green, mastermind logos can be seen at the elbows and are joined by tonal button closures – while an arctic aesthetic is created thanks t...