mastermind JAPAN

Mastermind 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.

Founded 1997
Industries Streetwear
Headquarter Tokyo, Japan
mastermind JAPAN and SUICOKE Join Forces For KAWS-VS Sandals
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mastermind JAPAN and SUICOKE Join Forces For KAWS-VS Sandals

All-black with metallic silver.
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mastermind TOKYO Hosts Spring/Summer 2018 Pop-Up Shop
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mastermind TOKYO Hosts Spring/Summer 2018 Pop-Up Shop

We were given an exclusive first look at the seasonal showcase.
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mastermind JAPAN & SearchNDesign Team Up for "Ghost Sox"
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mastermind JAPAN & SearchNDesign Team Up for "Ghost Sox"

Italian-made and designed.
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mastermind WORLD Launches Exclusive 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Graphic Goods
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mastermind WORLD Launches Exclusive 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Graphic Goods

Rey and Finn meet the skull and crossbones.
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10 Product Drops You Don’t Want to Miss This Week
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10 Product Drops You Don’t Want to Miss This Week

Christmas ideas galore.
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BAPE Teams up With mastermind JAPAN on an Exclusive Paris Collection
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BAPE Teams up With mastermind JAPAN on an Exclusive Paris Collection

Limited.
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mastermind JAPAN x Vans Mountain Edition Is Back in Black
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mastermind JAPAN x Vans Mountain Edition Is Back in Black

One more facelift.
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MASTERMIND Transforms the Vans Mountain Edition, Again
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MASTERMIND Transforms the Vans Mountain Edition, Again

Good bye black.
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MASTERMIND WORLD and G-SHOCK Link up on Collaborative Frogman
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MASTERMIND WORLD and G-SHOCK Link up on Collaborative Frogman

The diffusion line joins in on the longstanding collaboration.
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12 Product Drops You Don’t Want to Miss This Week
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12 Product Drops You Don’t Want to Miss This Week

Including Supreme’s ‘Scarface’ collection.
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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