masaaki homma

Masaaki Homma is a Japanese designer and the founder of mastermind JAPAN. Homma had worked in sales for seven years at Yohji Yamamoto, after which, he became a manager for a boutique that sold clothes from new designers. In 1997, Homma launched mastermind. After struggling for a few seasons, the label got its first order and the brand was launched into popularity. mastermind is known for its skulls and bones logo, which adorns the high priced products. The brand often collaborates with other labels on limited edition and coveted items.

mastermind WORLD Rounds Off Dr. Martens' 1460 Remastered Series
Footwear

mastermind WORLD Rounds Off Dr. Martens' 1460 Remastered Series

Punk’d to the max with skull motifs, jungle zips and nickel trims.

mastermind JAPAN vs A BATHING APE® Drops New Items for SS20
Fashion

mastermind JAPAN vs A BATHING APE® Drops New Items for SS20

Camo prints galore.

mastermind vs A BATHING APE® JAPAN Drops New Items for SS19
Fashion

mastermind vs A BATHING APE® JAPAN Drops New Items for SS19

Featuring choice outerwear options.

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.

UGG Taps mastermind WORLD for an Unexpected Collaboration
Footwear

UGG Taps mastermind WORLD for an Unexpected Collaboration

Too cozy.

An Official Look at Timberland & mastermind WORLD's Upcoming Collaboration
Fashion

An Official Look at Timberland & mastermind WORLD's Upcoming Collaboration

A branding heavy team up.

Investigating the Past, Present & Future of mastermind JAPAN/WORLD With Masaaki Homma
Fashion 

Investigating the Past, Present & Future of mastermind JAPAN/WORLD With Masaaki Homma

“I think I drew more than 1,000 skulls to create the design we use now.”

A Closer Look at the mastermind x SUICOKE ELS-VM2 Boot
Footwear

A Closer Look at the mastermind x SUICOKE ELS-VM2 Boot

Part of mastermind JAPAN’s 2017 fall/winter collection.

mastermind JAPAN Finally Unveils Its 2017 Fall/Winter Lookbook
Fashion

mastermind JAPAN Finally Unveils Its 2017 Fall/Winter Lookbook

Including statement outerwear and a formal suiting option.

Uncovering the Mystery of mastermind JAPAN
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Uncovering the Mystery of mastermind JAPAN

A timeline of the brand with help from founder, Masaaki Homma.

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