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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.

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mastermind JAPAN 2016 Spring/Summer New Arrivals
mastermind JAPAN and Cole Haan Team up on a Punk Pack of Oxfords
mastermind JAPAN x Onitsuka Tiger Fabre Nippon Pack Lookbook
mastermind JAPAN 2016 Spring/Summer Lookbook

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
 
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