As we continue to make our way towards 2019, new tastemakers are starting to make their way to the forefront of the entertainment industry. One of those names has to be Sukamii, a new creative making serious waves from his hometown of Connecticut. Recently, we got the chance to sit down with the young creative to talk about a variety of topics. Check out the full interview below.
Eddie: What’s your name and how long have you been in the clothing business?
Sukamii: John. I’ve been making clothes since my senior year of high school just drawing on shirts and shit nothing serious but I started the brand Sukamii in 2013.
Eddie: How old are you?
Eddie: Where are you from? Tell us what it’s like in your hometown.
Sukamii: Im from west Hartford CT it’s really slow and boring here nothing exciting ever happens there’s really nothing to do everyone kinda just does the same shit
Eddie: What inspired you to come up with the name “Sukamii” for a clothing brand?
Sukamii: It was honestly random I kinda just thought of the word it’s really weird cause it’s such a perfect name yet it was thought of on the spot in like 10 seconds it just came out and people liked it so it stuck.
Eddie: What inspired you to make characters in your clothing? We see that it has created excellent brand recognition.
Sukamii: I seen what imran Potatoe was doing with the Louis Vuitton and Gucci bootleg stuff and something popped I bang head like I wanna do that but for OG bape and OG bbc and Takashi murakami shit. So I had to literally draw them all over again and at first I was copying directly but then I added the S and changed the colors and made a bunch of my own characters so it’s my twist on old ideas. I like to evolve stuff that’s already made that’s what I’m best at.
Eddie: Where do you see yourself taking the brand in the next few months as it continues to progress in today’s streetwear scene?
Sukamii: I have no idea it really could go anywhere shit just happens randomly you never know an opportunity could just pop up tomorrow and boom . But I could only hope way bigger and I wanna get my clothes to more artist spread more get over seas maybe some stores.
Eddie: How do you see streetwear having a role into today’s rap game?
Sukamii: I feel like streetwear wasn’t apart of rap until asap rocky and Ian Connor they started this whole shit Ever since I can remember first people on streetwear and mixing it with rap and luxury was rocky. And it’ll continue.
Eddie: Name people of interest who’ve been seen wearing your clothes. (Can be at any point in time)
Sukamii: Yung bans, Dj Scheme, Lil Jake , Cole Bennet, Ski Mask The Slump God, Young Thug. And I hope to add more to that soon.
Eddie: If you could give some advice to any young creatives wanting to start their own business what would it be?
Sukamii: I can’t cause I’m kinda just winging it myself I’m just trying new things and experimenting. Keep making new ideas never stop creating and don’t show people your stuff cause they COPY.