Best Techwear brands
Even if you don't know anything about techwear culture, chances are you've already seen movies like Matrix characterized by its black outfits, or the anime Akira whose main hero is immersed in the heart of a Cyberpunk tale whose inhabitants have a futuristic and offbeat clothing style. If this is the case, then the Techwear universe is not unknown to you!
It is undeniable that techwear has been growing considerably in the fashion world in recent years, more and more brands are trying to ride the wave of futuristic techwear style. But do you know the best brands that participate in perpetuate and develop this alternative style? In this article we propose you to discover our techwear brand list and learn more about techwear brands you havn't heard of.
Please note that this list deals with techwear fashion in its entirety and therefore includes brands from various universes (casual techwear, ninja techwear, urban techwear...). If you want to learn more about techwear fashion, we invite you to read our article "What is techwear?". Now that it's done, here is our top 10 techwear brands you need to know about!
1.SHADXW™, THE MUST-HAVE FOR NINJA TECHWEAR FASHION
If you're looking for the leader in terms of Techwear and Cyberpunk clothing, SHADXW™ is the address you can't miss, offering the largest selection of futuristic clothing for men and women.
Whether you're looking for a jacket, cargo pants or tactical shoes to enhance your urban ninja look, you'll find unique clothes on our shop. Largely inspired by the Japanese Techwear culture, SHADXW™ offers a line of technical clothing with a Ninja techwear style. The spirit of the brand is therefore original and disruptive for a unique and functional style.
Seeking to offer an ever more complete range in addition to clothing, SHADXW™ has extended its offer with all the accessories that revolve around the Techwear and Cyberpunk universe. From neon goggles to pants chains, techwear masks and other tactical masks, if there's one place not to be missed for all fans of Techwear style, it's this one.
This brand presents a futuristic style and original designs mainly accessorized on black tones reminiscent of the outfits from futuristic science fiction movies. Thus, the alternative fashion proposed by SHADXW™ brings together a large community of fans of the Cyberpunk and Techwear universe, throughout the world.
Indeed, the brand wants to be participatory and includes everyone in its dynamics, notably by offering the possibility of becoming ambassador of the brand.
How can we not mention Acronym when it comes to Techwear? Founded in 1994 by Michaela Sachenbacher and Errolson Hugh, Acronym is an avant-garde German streetwear brand.
Scalpel cuts, technical materials, non-standard finishes and surrealist designs are often on the menu of this very special label's collections.
For the past few years, this Berlin-based brand has been pushing the "techwear" slider to the limit, transforming its faithful fans into true urban ninjas.
In addition to the special design, it uses technological materials to improve the capabilities of its wardrobe in terms of waterproofing, flexibility and thermal regulation. Recently, the brand inspired the clothes of the hero of the science fiction video game "Death Stranding".
By combining functional design with an innovative aesthetic worthy of the greatest science fiction movies, ACRONYM cultivates an unreserved sense of style that blurs the boundaries between the worlds of fashion and technology. Instead of fighting the exponential growth of hybrid technologies, the brand welcomes this change with understanding and enthusiasm. Multidisciplinary technologies and innovative design on all levels are at the heart of the ACRONYM product line, which includes sportswear inspired by the cyberpunk, techwear culture.
ACRONYM will therefore remain one of the pioneering brands in Techwear fashion by helping to spread the word about movement and continually pushing the boundaries of technology in fashion.
We no longer present the world leader in sports equipment, Nike. Faced with the growing success of the Acronym brand with its functional and design clothing, Nike has taken the lead by forming a partnership with the famous Techwear brand in order to restore the image of its ACG (all condition Gear) range. With versatile materials (breathability, water repellency and even waterproofness) and advanced functionalities, Nike ACG is aimed at all areas of sport, from sleeves to accessories.
The brand also offers a streetwear/techwear wardrobe. The ACG range is therefore very interesting for the technical clothing it offers, which adapts very well to sports practices but also to the urban environment for everyday wear.
The sneakers are almost seamless thanks to their VAC-TECH hot compression method, the pants have "DWR" finishes that make them waterproof at the glued seams, and the jacket is made of GORE-TEX.
Nevertheless, don't expect to find very advanced techwear designs to perfect your urban ninja look, the ACG range offers casual techwear oriented looks!
4.STONE ISLAND, SHADOW PROJECT
Just as much as ACRONYM, talking about techwear without mentioning the Italian brand Stone Island is inconceivable today. For several years now, the compass rose has not stopped revolutionizing the history of technical clothing. Its ability to renew itself and to offer ever more efficient products has allowed it to cross the ages and become a true monument, not only in the techwear sector, but also in popular culture.
The Stone Island Shadow Project collection alone embodies this philosophy advocated by the Italian house. The Stone Island Shadow Project range is the brand's laboratory. Placed at the heart of the design process, this range is, as is often the case, the main source of the Italian brand's innovations. If it appears today as a collection in its own right, it is important to know that originally the Shadow Project was not supposed to be so popular.
As its name suggests, this project was supposed to remain in the shadow of the other collections. The brand experienced a new stylistic impetus, which materialized in the creation of the Shadow Project program. No more standardized conceptual precepts, performance had to be reconciled with style.
Once again, the talented Errolson Hugh from the ACRONYM label was called in to take charge of the project. Many consider it to be the most successful since the creation of the label. Always driven by the desire to offer the best, the creative teams, driven by a quest for the best, once again responded by pushing the conceptual limits even further.
This collection with its avant-garde philosophy is endowed with a unique identity. Indeed, Shadow Project combines techwear (the brand's DNA) with the world of urban ready-to-wear. An audacious combination that gives Stone Island clothing a new perspective.
Based in Ukraine, RIOT DIVISION is a techwear brand whose line is strongly inspired by military tactical clothing. As functional as design, the brand describes its clothes as "functional uniforms for the rebels of the urban metropolis".
Aesthetics is as important as the utility of the garment. Each piece that makes up the outfit offers advanced technology in terms of textile and functionality. An improved windproof jacket, a bag that transforms into an anorak, a comforter with numerous pockets or the famous cargo pants, emblem of military tactical equipment.
CLOUDBURST is an emerging label which is established in Russia. This trendy brand offers a range of clothes largely influenced by the techwear culture and the cyberpunk universe. For example, they have designed a collection that was inspired by the manga "Akira" known as one of the precursors of the cyberpunk movement.
The clothes of the label are particularly centered on outerwear with a range of jackets and other functional coats with a very neat finish. All the clothes are of course made from high-tech fabrics that have been given the name "technical clothing".
It is in 2009 that the Damascus Apparel brand was born. With designs against standards and highly futuristic, the label pushed the cyberpunk and techwear side to its paroxysm with clothes that seem to come from a science-fiction movie.
With a distinguished artistic flair, their clothes were nonetheless practical and functional. As with the majority of the techwear collections, black was the guiding line for many of their garments.
Unfortunately, in 2019 the founders of the brand decided to end the adventure after 10 years of existence. Nevertheless, Damascus Apparel will have appropriated the futuristic Cyberpunk universe to create a line of cyber clothes.
Krakatau is a Russian brand created in St Petersburg in 1999. This label has the ambition to give back freshness to the vision of streetwear with the use of functional elements and technological details in its clothes.
Characterized by its urban "Survivalist" style with the use of technical materials such as nylon "Soft Shell" with waterproof and breathable characteristics, as well as the many advantages present in its techwear:
Hoods, removable and reversible lining, several inside pockets, outside pockets with zippers and heat-sealed to keep out the rain, side zippers to open the parka, integrated mitts at the end of the arms to prevent air from entering the sleeve when using a motorcycle, straps in the jacket to be able to wear it as a backpack, and protection against the cold thanks to its insulating fabrics that can go down to -10 degrees.
Finally, in addition to its technical materials, its curved cuts and its many well-thought-out and functional details. Techwear mainly oriented as Outerwear.
This Taiwanese brand specializes in technical accessories made from reflective, waterproof, windproof fabrics or equipped with magnetic buckles and zippers. Inspired by military tactical equipment, 4Dimension offers bags that are perfectly adapted to the daily urban environment. The brand also offers urban techwear by proposing a line halfway between streetwear culture and the use of technical fabrics.
The 0608wear label was founded in Korea. This techwear brand offers a range of clothing in a casual techwear style. In addition to its very limited, if not almost unique, range of clothing, 0608wear also offers shoulder bags and other bags made from technical materials. This small and discreet brand could still have some nice surprises in store for us by making their contribution to techwear fashion.
Our top techwear brands is now over! We hope you enjoyed it and discover some amazing techwear labels. World fashion is a very vast universe, from streetwear to alt outfits or casual style, but techwear is becoming more and more present in fashion industry. Tell us in comment what are your best Techwear brands! You can also discover our techwear pants collection, functionnal and aesthetics pants to complete your techwear style.