mastermind JAPAN

Mastermind Japan

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Founded 1997
Industries Streetwear
Headquarter Tokyo, Japan
mastermind JAPAN is a fashion label founded by Masaaki Homma in 1997. mastermind JAPAN has been a higher-end brand, mixing quality with its signature skulls and bones logo. Each piece is made in Japan, and proudly displays it in the tags, along with a list of names of people that helped create the piece of clothing. mastermind JAPAN produces collaborations and pieces with the likes of Dover Street Market, Stussy, adidas Originals and Bamford Watch Department. Lacking a formal education in fashion, Homma, who previously worked at Yohji Yamamoto, spontaneously decided to launch the label in 1997 at Tokyo Fashion Week. Quickly faced with huge debts as his pieces did not sell. As a last ditch attempt, Homma attended the SEHM joint exhibition in Paris, where a warm reception persuaded him to continue. In his third year in attendance, Homma received a significant order that gave a large cash injection to the brand as well as solidifying its high quality stance. In 2013, Homma decided to stop the brand’s seasonal deliveries, however, continues its collaboration with different big brands.

2016

mastermind JAPAN returns for a Spring 2016 collection

2013

Massaki Honma shuts down mastermind JAPAN

2006

Collaborates with French leather goods maker Goyard on a collection

2001

mastermind JAPAN begins to expand to foreign markets; the first expansion appears in Paris

1999

mastermind JAPAN presents its first menswear show in Tokyo’s Harajuku district

1997

Founded by clothing designer Masaaki Honma
8 Drops You Don't Want to Miss This Week
Fashion  

8 Drops You Don't Want to Miss This Week

Featuring Supreme, mastermind JAPAN x BAPE, AWGE x NEEDLES and Palace.

mastermind vs A BATHING APE® JAPAN Debuts a 2019 Summer Capsule
Fashion

mastermind vs A BATHING APE® JAPAN Debuts a 2019 Summer Capsule

Featuring a double-hooded Shark Hoodie.

mastermind JAPAN & C2H4 Unveil Sci-Tech & Futurism-Informed "TX-074" Collection
Fashion

mastermind JAPAN & C2H4 Unveil Sci-Tech & Futurism-Informed "TX-074" Collection

Celebrating technological progress.

mastermind JAPAN Teases New Collab With Anti Social Social Club
Fashion

mastermind JAPAN Teases New Collab With Anti Social Social Club

3M detailing throughout.

BAPE and mastermind JAPAN Unleash Hong Kong Exclusive Capsule
Fashion

BAPE and mastermind JAPAN Unleash Hong Kong Exclusive Capsule

Ape Heads and skulls throughout.

mastermind JAPAN & The Rolling Stones Tease Upcoming Collaboration
Fashion

mastermind JAPAN & The Rolling Stones Tease Upcoming Collaboration

Third time’s the charm.

mastermind JAPAN Serves Up Bespoke Gummy Vitamins
Food

mastermind JAPAN Serves Up Bespoke Gummy Vitamins

Have the ‘Flintstones’ gummies met their match?

Isetan Shinjuku's Men's Pavilion Celebrates 15th Anniversary With Limited Collection
Fashion

Isetan Shinjuku's Men's Pavilion Celebrates 15th Anniversary With Limited Collection

Including exclusive pieces from GYAKUSOU, Palm Angels, Off-White™, Celine, Heron Preston, & more.

mastermind WORLD Taps Suicoke for SS19 Espadrille Footwear
Footwear

mastermind WORLD Taps Suicoke for SS19 Espadrille Footwear

Lightweight summer shoes.

mastermind JAPAN Launches Its First Ever Eyewear Collection
Fashion

mastermind JAPAN Launches Its First Ever Eyewear Collection

Limited to just 500 pieces.
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