27 Aug
Luxury Japanese label goes out at the top

One of LIAS’ favorite labels, mastermind JAPAN, has announced it will close shop in 2013, which would complete its 15th year on the market. As much of a bummer as it is, you have to admire an artist closing something down at its peak. Everyone from Entourage to Axel Rose to the Aliens franchise should pay close heed (someone needs to put Vinnie Chase out of his misery, stat). Besides, it’s not like designer Honma Masaaki won’t come back like Jay-Z with another label and another completely new fashion framework. Known for its meticulous handling of the flogged-to-death streetwear genre, the luxury Japanese brand mastermind JAPAN has always stayed true to its philosophy, so props for going out at the top.

via Slamxhype

7 Responses to “mastermind JAPAN to Shut Its Doors In 2013”

  1. […] month we noted that luxury Japanese label mastermind JAPAN was planning on shuttering its doors in 2013, which definitely bums us out. Hence we’ll probably be pretty quick to report on all their […]

  2. […] and bones mastermind JAPAN logo embossed on the heel. As we noted before, mastermind JAPAN is in its last year of existence and certainly isn’t slowing down its collaboration work. Both boots are available in two […]

  3. […] Although mastermind JAPAN announced plans to shut its doors In 2013, that has not stopped the premium streetwear label from producing a prolific output of menswear and continuing collaborations. The latest being this indigo-dye denim jacket for the upcoming Fall/Winter 2012 season, a gorgeous but extremely limited edition piece of gear. The raw denim jacket is lined with 100% rabbit fur which can be seen even when fully buttoned, and is highlighted by a blue MMJ band in the upper arm featuring mastermind JAPAN’s signature skull and crossbones logo. Of course with anything mastermind JAPAN the pricetag won’t be cheap — but even this seems wildly exaggerated: expect to pay approximately $8,500 (£5,315 GBP) for the  mastermind JAPAN Indigo Raw Denim Jacket… if you can find it, that is. […]

  4. […] we reported three years ago, Japanese luxury streetwear label mastermind JAPAN will shut its doors this year. Given the label’s success it’s clear they’re going to push their output till the […]

  5. […] We’re all saying goodbye to mastermind JAPAN this year, which is a sad event for fans of higher end street wear. In one of their last offerings, mastermind JAPAN gives the Adidas’ Rivalry Hi silhouette their signature treatment, which means they’re constructed of high quality premium laser cut leather, pigskin suede, flocked reflective logos and bone lace jewels — all in a black naturally, with plenty of MMJ branding (including copious skull and crossbones). Part of the ‘BEST of adidas Originals’ capsule collection — which included running shoes, track suits, hoodies and leather jackets — the mastermind JAPAN x adidas Original Consortium Rivalry Hi Sneakers were the piece we were feeling the most. […]

  6. […] anime. Lastly, and perhaps most curiously, is the collab with mastermind JAPAN and Sense. As previously noted, mastermind JAPAN announced they were closing their doors in 2014, so this is either one of the […]

  7. […] a big deal was made last year when designer Honma Masaaki announced he’d be shutting down his respected luxury street wear line mastermind JAPAN by the end of 2013. Well 2013 has come and […]

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