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.

8 Drops You Don't Want to Miss This Week
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8 Drops You Don't Want to Miss This Week

Featuring BAPE, Stüssy, Raf Simons, Gucci and more.

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 WORLD Drops Logo-Clad iPhone 11 Pro Max Case
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mastermind WORLD Drops Logo-Clad iPhone 11 Pro Max Case

Featuring a large skull-and-crossbones logo.

8 Drops You Don't Want to Miss This Week
Fashion 

8 Drops You Don't Want to Miss This Week

Featuring Supreme, Palace, and more.

Woolrich Taps mastermind JAPAN for Winter Capsule
Fashion

Woolrich Taps mastermind JAPAN for Winter Capsule

A melding of heritage and streetwear influences.

Greg Lauren Deconstructs mastermind JAPAN's Archive Pieces for FW19
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Greg Lauren Deconstructs mastermind JAPAN's Archive Pieces for FW19

The pair partner on a graphic-rich capsule collaboration.

mastermind JAPAN & Dickies Team Up for Limited-Edition Camouflage Print Capsule
Fashion

mastermind JAPAN & Dickies Team Up for Limited-Edition Camouflage Print Capsule

Featuring work shirts, trousers & more.

Timberland & mastermind JAPAN's FW19 Capsule Is Ready for the Seasonal Elements
Fashion

Timberland & mastermind JAPAN's FW19 Capsule Is Ready for the Seasonal Elements

Featuring apparel items and footwear.

mastermind WORLD Applies Silver Embroidery on Leather Gloves
Fashion

mastermind WORLD Applies Silver Embroidery on Leather Gloves

Bold embroidery.

mastermind JAPAN Joins Seiko for Blacked-Out Astron Watch
Fashion

mastermind JAPAN Joins Seiko for Blacked-Out Astron Watch

Limited to 150 pieces.

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