New to HAVEN: Kaptain Sunshine

New to HAVEN: Kaptain Sunshine

Elevated Japanese Americana

Within the madness of Paris fashion week, we took a pause to stop and appreciate a brand that draws inspiration from workwear uniforms, military clothing, and Ivy style - integrating these influences into their distinct aesthetic.

Introducing Kaptain Sunshine – a Japanese clothing brand showcasing distinctive fusion of vintage Americana, outdoor adventure, and contemporary style.

Founded in 2013 by Shinsuke Kojima, Kaptain Sunshine embodies a unique ethos that's heavily influenced by his childhood. Each season Kojima unveils meticulously crafted pieces that echo his profound love for nature and exploration.

Renowned for its durable fabrics and attention to detail, the brand’s garments effortlessly marry comfort with utility, ensuring both practicality and style.

We love how each piece evokes a sense of nostalgia and authenticity. A testament to the harmonious blend of rustic charm and refined craftsmanship, appealing to those who seek the perfect balance between tradition and innovation.

A Brief History

Growing up in Hakuba village Shinsuke Kojima, the founder of Kaptain Sunshine was immersed in a unique environment that shaped their passion for outdoor pursuits.

Kojima's upbringing instilled a deep appreciation for nature and adventure, influencing their design philosophy for Kaptain Sunshine. His appreciation for classical craftsmanship serves as a cornerstone in the creation of the brand's collections, where carefully selected natural materials such as heavy wool fabric and thick cotton cloth are infused with meticulous attention to detail. Rooted in his childhood background and experiences in Hakuba village, Kojima's design approach for Kaptain Sunshine reflects a harmonious blend of rustic charm and refined craftsmanship.

With a nod to their upbringing and a dedication to timeless design, Kaptain Sunshine continues to captivate enthusiasts who appreciate the balance of tradition and innovation.

SS24 Collection

The SS24 collection from Kaptain Sunshine offers a range of garments meticulously crafted from exceptional fabrics, ensuring comfort and style in every piece.

Standout pieces include slowly woven selvedge denim pants in rich blue hues and knitted sweaters from super-long-staple Suvin cotton for pinnacle comfort. Each item in this collection combines superior craftsmanship with premium materials to offer versatility, comfort, and style for the warmer months ahead.

As the market gravitates towards a more classic and understated premium product, Kaptain Sunshine stands out with its thorough attention to detail, superior craftsmanship, and carefully selected high-quality fabrics.