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mastermind JAPAN is closing shop soon, but the Japanese brand is certainly leaving with a big bang. To celebrate his leaving from the fashion business, Masaaki Homma, founder and creative director of the cult brand, has chosen Moncler. mastermind JAPAN worked on staples from the Moncler collection and added its own bold flair to them through patches.

“The results from the partnership are 17 garments from Moncler’s world with Homma’s most representative hallmarks. The nylon, available in glossy and opaque versions, sees application of lettering, pseudo-heraldic coats-of-arms and peace symbols, all defined by the iconic skull of Mastermind JAPAN, which Homma has always used as a synonym of impartiality and fight. The coq, the unmistakable logo which identifies the sophisticated technicality of Moncler, is “blackened” (almost completely) to mark the occasion, creating a dark effect.”

The 17 styles are due to go on sale from the middle of August exclusively at Hankyu Department Stores in Osaka and Tokyo, and from the end of August in the Moncler flagship stores in Milan – Via Montenapoleone, New York – Prince Street, Paris – Rue de Faubourg Saint-Honoré, Hong Kong – Lee Garden, Beijing – Sunlitun Village and Tokyo – Aoyama.

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