(December 13, 2019 SAN FRANCISCO) - Japanese technical outdoor apparel brand, Goldwin, today released a new ski wear collection designed in collaboration with KAPTAIN SUNSHINE, a Japanese heritage clothing brand helmed by the renowned designer Shinsuke Kojima. The collection, called “Snow Dwellers,” is comprised of four pieces, each of which combines the high-tech properties of Goldwin products and the old-school design of KAPTAIN SUNSHINE.
“Working with Kojima on this special collection has been a very natural and fulfilling process,” said a representative for Goldwin. “Kojima embodies Goldwin’s roots in the mountains--he’s been a passionate skier since he was very young, and he even grew up on the slopes of a major Japanese ski destination, Hakuba Village, Nagano. Naturally, his upbringing in the mountains has deeply influenced his approach to apparel design, and we’re proud to have worked with him on this very meaningful project that exemplifies the best of Goldwin and KAPTAIN SUNSHINE.”
The collection is now available for purchase at Goldwin’s new store in San Francisco, California, its first-ever brick-and-mortar in the U.S, and will be available for purchase online at https://usshop.goldwin-sports.com/collections/kaptain-sunshine beginning on December 13. See below for details on each of the products in the collection.
GORE-TEX Snow Dwellers Jacket - $950 (MSRP)
Classically-designed jacket with a cotton-feel nylon surface and GORE-TEX Pro Shell fabric. Long ventilation zippers under the arms to release heat during backcountry hiking and can be used for both on-piste and off-piste with different layering. A relaxed silhouette and removable snow cuff mean the jacket also looks right at home in the city. Available in Black and Cypress Green.
Snow Dwellers Down H/S Pullover - $380 (MSRP)
KAPTAIN SUNSHINE’s signature insulated short sleeve pullover has been beautifully renewed using windproof GORE-TEX INFINIUMTM fabric and KODENSHI down. The left shoulder and side open using a snap button, and it’s designed to layer well with light fleece and sweaters. Available in Black.
Snow Dwellers Down L/S Pullover - $440 (MSRP)
A lightweight down pullover that’s perfect as a midlayer. The Snow Dwellers Down L/S Pullover is made with windproof GORE-TEX INFINIUMTM and KODENSHI down, which retains warmth using far-infrared radiation. Equipped with hand warmer pockets on both sides. Available in Black and Cypress Green.
GORE-TEX Snow Dwellers Pants - $770 (MSRP)
Using GORE-TEX Pro Shell fabric, these relaxed fit ski bib pants feature crampon guards, snow cuffs, large side pockets and full leg zippers enabling seamless fitting with ski boots. Pairs perfectly with the GORE-TEX Snow Dwellers Jacket. Available in Black.
The ski wear collection follows the opening of Goldwin’s second retail flagship store, and the brand’s first outside of Japan, with a new retail location in San Francisco, California at 444 Jackson Street, as well as the debut of Goldwin’s latest outdoor, athletic, ski and lifestyle collections for Fall 2019 with new signature garments like the waterproof and insulated Hooded Spur Down Coat and the simply designed Ascend Jacket, a durable 3 layer GORE-TEX® jacket that performs in a variety of weather conditions, activities and environments.
Based in Tokyo, GOLDWIN Inc. was founded in 1951 as a manufacturer of knit fabric. In 1963, when the Goldwin name was first used, the company was focused on creating premium sportswear. A key turning point for GOLDWIN Inc. was the 1964 Tokyo Olympic games as the company’s apparel was worn by 80% of Japan’s gold medalists; athletes in sports as wide-ranging as gymnastics, volleyball and wrestling. As GOLDWIN Inc.continued to establish its own brand, they also developed relationships with leading sportswear brands from around the world including The North Face, Helly Hansen, Ellesse, Speedo and more. Today GOLDWIN Inc. creates leading products thanks to their R&D Center, TECH LAB and their ability to create innovative technologies.
About Goldwin Brand
Goldwin strives to enable an active lifestyle through its extensive experience in imagining and developing and dedicated ski apparel. Goldwin combines Japanese Quality with advanced technical fabrics and versatile design to create practical apparel that is equally at home in demanding technical terrain and dense urban environments. At the forefront of apparel innovation for over sixty years, Goldwin aims to be the brand requested by all types of outdoor enthusiasts. To learn more please visit: https://www.goldwin-sports.com/us/