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 Suicoke Team Up for Limited-Edition Collaboration
Footwear

mastermind JAPAN and Suicoke Team Up for Limited-Edition Collaboration

Offering a new design of Suicoke’s popular KAW slide.

Everything Dropping at HBX Archives This Week
Fashion

Everything Dropping at HBX Archives This Week

Featuring the likes of Supreme, Louis Vuitton, Gucci and more.

Everything Dropping at HBX Archives This Week
Fashion

Everything Dropping at HBX Archives This Week

Including Dior’s Daniel Arsham-inspired CD1 sneakers.

Everything Dropping at HBX Archives This Week
Fashion

Everything Dropping at HBX Archives This Week

Another chance to cop rare Supreme box logo T-Shirts.

mastermind JAPAN and Medicom Toy's Blinged-Out BE@RBRICK 400% Costs Over $10K USD
Design

mastermind JAPAN and Medicom Toy's Blinged-Out BE@RBRICK 400% Costs Over $10K USD

And is decorated from head to toe in sparkling crystals.


Everything Dropping at HBX Archives This Week
Fashion

Everything Dropping at HBX Archives This Week

Featuring NEIGHBORHOOD, mastermind JAPAN and Prada.

C2H4 Updates Atom and Quark Sneakers For SS21
Footwear

C2H4 Updates Atom and Quark Sneakers For SS21

Including a collab with mastermind JAPAN.

Everything Dropping at HBX Archives This Week
Fashion

Everything Dropping at HBX Archives This Week

BAPE dominates week 18.

Everything Dropping at HBX Archives This Week
Fashion

Everything Dropping at HBX Archives This Week

Another chance to cop Supreme’s iconic lockbox.

mastermind JAPAN and COTODOMA's Lyric Speaker Offers New Way to Experience Music
Tech

mastermind JAPAN and COTODOMA's Lyric Speaker Offers New Way to Experience Music

Celebrating the “spirit of language.”

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