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.

mastermind JAPAN and C2H4's Vol.2 Collab Introduces Secret Society, "C-MASTERMIND"
Fashion

mastermind JAPAN and C2H4's Vol.2 Collab Introduces Secret Society, "C-MASTERMIND"

C2H4 builds on its fictional “Post Human Era” universe.

mastermind JAPAN and Medicom Toy Release BE@RBRICK Aroma Diffuser
Design

mastermind JAPAN and Medicom Toy Release BE@RBRICK Aroma Diffuser

Alongside an essential oil bottle containing a fresh fruit and spicy green blend.

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

8 Drops You Don't Want to Miss This Week

Featuring Supreme, BBC ICECREAM, mastermind JAPAN, ASSC and Palace.

mastermind JAPAN Preps Court-Ready Mitchell & Ness Collaboration
Fashion

mastermind JAPAN Preps Court-Ready Mitchell & Ness Collaboration

All-black skull-branded updates to retro sportswear silhouettes.

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, Awake NY, Palace and more.

mastermind JAPAN Links With Lacoste For “Underground Tennis” Collection
Fashion

mastermind JAPAN Links With Lacoste For “Underground Tennis” Collection

A monochrome take on signature pieces.

Medicom Toy Taps mastermind JAPAN for Handcrafted Karimoku BE@RBRICK
Design

Medicom Toy Taps mastermind JAPAN for Handcrafted Karimoku BE@RBRICK

A smooth finish on rare walnut wood.

Converse Addict Taps mastermind JAPAN for Boisterous Chuck Taylor All Star
Footwear

Converse Addict Taps mastermind JAPAN for Boisterous Chuck Taylor All Star

Going heavy with the logos.

Medicom Toy Taps mastermind JAPAN and BAPE for "Green Camo" BE@RBRICK
Design

Medicom Toy Taps mastermind JAPAN and BAPE for "Green Camo" BE@RBRICK

Coming in the size of 1000%.

mastermind JAPAN and Suicoke Prep KAW Sandal in Camouflage Tones
Footwear

mastermind JAPAN and Suicoke Prep KAW Sandal in Camouflage Tones

Dropping July 10.

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