While many fashion lines inspired by the early 90’s seem to think everyone in the era was either wearing t-shirts with colorful, large logos or skinny jeans and oversized flannel shirts, Mastermind Japan’s Winter 2009 collection offers a more nuanced exploration the times. Sure, there’s some flannel, a pair of fingerless gloves, and maybe even a wallet chain, but those stylistic decisions are tempered with the era’s Chicago White Sox-inspired black on black–with a touch of white–athletic wear (seen here as a varsity jacket), Karl Kani-esque dark denim matching jackets and pants, and the tone-on-tone matching of a black shirt and suit. The collection branches a little, offering a skull and crossbones heavy cardigan and all-black toggle coat but the overall aesthetic is a much more muscular, serious interpretation of an era whose influence had devolved into loud b-boys or toe-gazing wimps.
More images of the collection after the jump.
Source: Mode Man