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
mastermind JAPAN Launches Its First Ever Eyewear Collection
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mastermind JAPAN Launches Its First Ever Eyewear Collection

Limited to just 500 pieces.

Here's Every Piece From the mastermind vs A BATHING APE® JAPAN's SS19 Collection
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Here's Every Piece From the mastermind vs A BATHING APE® JAPAN's SS19 Collection

Releasing this weekend.

BAPE & mastermind JAPAN Reunite for SS19 Capsule Collab
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BAPE & mastermind JAPAN Reunite for SS19 Capsule Collab

More co-branded shirts, hats and masks.

A Closer Look at C2H4's FW19 Nike Air Force 1 & mastermind JAPAN Collaboration
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A Closer Look at C2H4's FW19 Nike Air Force 1 & mastermind JAPAN Collaboration

3M details.

mastermind JAPAN Preps More Collaborative Vans Gear
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mastermind JAPAN Preps More Collaborative Vans Gear

Dropping exclusively at California Dept.

mastermind JAPAN & Doublet Celebrate Riccardi's 40th-Anniversary
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mastermind JAPAN & Doublet Celebrate Riccardi's 40th-Anniversary

An all-black commemorative release.

mastermind JAPAN Gives the Vans Sk8-Hi a Skull-and-Crossbones Makeover
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mastermind JAPAN Gives the Vans Sk8-Hi a Skull-and-Crossbones Makeover

Classic MMJ black-and-white.

mastermind JAPAN and Dassai Launch Special Edition Sake
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mastermind JAPAN and Dassai Launch Special Edition Sake

In celebration of ISETAN The Japan Store’s 2nd anniversary.

fragment design Celebrates HYPEFEST With mastermind JAPAN & F.C.R.B Collab Gear
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fragment design Celebrates HYPEFEST With mastermind JAPAN & F.C.R.B Collab Gear

Sportswear for adults and children alike.

mastermind JAPAN & Vans Tease Images of a Heavily-Branded Tracksuit
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mastermind JAPAN & Vans Tease Images of a Heavily-Branded Tracksuit

Following up on the collaborative Old Skool seen last month.
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