January 12, 2012
This is very sad news indeed… mastermind JAPAN designer and founder Masaaki Honma has announced that Spring/Summer 2013 will be the brand’s final collection. Though this news may come as a surprise to fans of the label, Honma says he had been contemplating the end of mastermind JAPAN for some time. Preferring to stop while he’s ahead, Honma hopes the brand will live on in the vintage market and be appreciated for many generations to come. Although this is sad news for many, we’re sure it won’t be long before Honma moves on to a new project.
words by Pete Williams