Tokyo-based label mastermind JAPAN was founded in 1997 by designer Masaaki Homma, following his years spent working for avant-garde virtuoso Yohji Yamamoto. Homma’s premium menswear styles capitalized on artisanal Japanese manufacturing and introduced bold visual themes, with high-profile collaborations and the creation of their iconic skull logo ensuring global recognition. The designer’s current venture, mastermind WORLD, sees a more functionally-minded perspective take hold. Created with an urban existence in mind, the collection continues to provide their international audience with permutations of sought-after signature graphics. Distressed denim complements military jackets, while sweatshirts and bombers mesh a rock 'n’ roll aesthetic with essential streetwear styles.