The 12 Best Japanese Techwear Brands

The 12 Best Japanese Techwear Brands

Japanese techwear brands are renowned for their innovative and functional designs that seamlessly blend fashion and technology. They prioritize performance-enhancing features such as waterproof fabrics, ventilation systems, and ergonomic cuts, making their garments perfect for urban explorers and outdoor enthusiasts alike. With a focus on sleek aesthetics and attention to detail, Japanese techwear brands have gained a reputation for pushing the boundaries of fashion and redefining modern streetwear.

Published:
February 6, 2024
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By: Dante P
A man waring a white Goldwin jacket, grey pants and a black beanie along with black shoes and gloves
A man waring a white Goldwin jacket, grey pants and a black beanie along with black shoes and gloves
Premium Technical

And Wander

Keita Ikeuchi and Mihoko Mori established wander in 2011 as a result of their shared vision of creating “fashion in the nature / mountains just as enjoyable”. They've been striving to provide sophisticated outdoor garments that combine high-fashion styles that appeal to customers' senses with the functionality and practicality of outdoor clothing.

Price
High
Origin
Tokyo, Japan
Made in
Japan
Founded in
2011
And Wander
Technical
Innovative

White Mountaineering

White Mountaineering is known for unique, fashion-forward outdoor clothing that blends traditional Japanese textile techniques with modern design.

Price
High
Origin
Tokyo, Japan
Made in
Japan
Founded in
2006
White Mountaineering
Premium Technical

Goldwin

Goldwin has been inspired by the connection between humans and nature in the production of our products for more than 70 years. It is their belief that nature's most important lesson is harmony, and that nature teaches us the greatest lessons. They design all of their products to improve quality of life in order to create a circular economy in which clothing works with the world as much as humans do.

Price
High
Origin
Japan
Made in
Japan & China
Founded in
1950
Goldwin

Y-3

Y-3 is a collaborative brand between Japanese designer Yohji Yamamoto and Adidas. The brand is known for its avant-garde and futuristic designs that blend high-fashion with sportswear.
Price
Med-High
Origin
Tokyo, Japan
Made in
Asia
Founded in
2002
Y-3

DESCENTE ALLTERRAIN

DESCENTE ALLTERRAIN is a Japanese brand that is known for its innovative and high-performance outdoor clothing. Their designs are both functional and stylish, making them a go-to brand for those who want to look good while staying protected in any weather condition.
Price
Med-High
Origin
Komatsu, Japan
Made in
Asia
Founded in
2007
DESCENTE ALLTERRAIN
Streetwear
Utilitarian

WTAPS

WTAPS is a Japanese streetwear brand that is known for its military-inspired designs and high-quality materials. The brand's aesthetic is characterized by its clean lines, utilitarian details, and minimalist color palette.
Price
Med-High
Origin
Tokyo, Japan
Made in
Japan
Founded in
1996
WTAPS

Engineered Garments

Led by Daiki Suzuki out of New York in 1999, you’ll find a more unique collection that pushes the boundary and strays from conventional design.

Price
High
Origin
Japan
Made in
Japan
Founded in
2002
Engineered Garments
Minimalist

The Viridi-Anne

The Viridi-Anne is a Japanese fashion brand known for its minimalist, utilitarian designs. Founded by designer Takahiro Miyazaki in the early 2000s, the brand has gained a reputation for its clean, understated aesthetic and focus on high-quality construction.

Price
High
Origin
Tokyo, Japan
Made in
Japan
Founded in
2001
The Viridi-Anne
Avant-garde
Technical

Sacai

Sacai is a Japanese fashion brand known for its innovative and avant-garde designs that often combine contrasting fabrics, textures, and patterns. The brand's signature style is a fusion of traditional and modern elements, resulting in unique and unexpected pieces that are both functional and fashion-forward.
Price
High
Origin
Tokyo, Japan
Made in
Japan
Founded in
1999
Sacai
Minimalist
Artisanal

Visvim

Visvim is a Japanese brand known for its artisanal approach to fashion, blending traditional Japanese craftsmanship with modern design to create high-quality clothing and accessories with a minimalist aesthetic.

Price
High-Very High
Origin
Tokyo, Japan
Made in
Japan
Founded in
2000
Visvim
Streetwear
Minimalist

Fragment Design

Fragment Design is a Japanese streetwear brand founded by Hiroshi Fujiwara in 2003. The brand is known for its minimalist and clean designs, often featuring the iconic lightning bolt logo.
Price
High
Origin
Tokyo, Japan
Made in
Japan
Founded in
2003
Fragment Design
Rebellious
Streetwear

Neighborhood

Neighborhood is a Japanese brand known for its rebellious and iconic designs, inspired by motorcycle culture and featuring unique graphics and a distinct Japanese aesthetic.

Price
High
Origin
Tokyo, Japan
Made in
Japan
Founded in
1994
Neighborhood

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