Taiwanese Fashion Brands You Need to Know

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Taiwan is hardly a newcomer to the streetwear scene. If you’re familiar with boutiques like INVINCIBLELess and Ne.Sense, then you have a pretty good idea of how far street culture in the island has come, especially in the city of Taipei.

The aforementioned shops, which also have their own in-house labels, have been going strong for years — INVINCIBLE and Less have been around since 2006 while Ne.Sense hit the ground running in 2013. 

Now, another batch of new brands is looking to follow suit and make a global impact on the industry. But it all has to start at home.

In Taiwan, more focused shops like SyndroHystSMOKA and Woden, among others, are popping up at a rapid pace, catering to the growing local streetwear consumer and helping cultivate momentum for these brands to start their expansion worldwide.

High fashion labels and even a few avant-garde picks.

WISDOM

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Wisdom’s wares exemplify Taiwan’s love affair with post-militaria style: field jackets, weatherproof parkas and cargo pants are given a gentle contemporary upgrade, with trim cuts and neutral tones that encourage layering regardless of the season.

Garments bulge with pockets, but the approachable silhouettes allow the high-tech wearables to slot in neatly with more conventional wardrobes.

Official websitewisdom2009.com

GOOPiMADE

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If Wisdom draws from the future of functional gear, their pals GOOPiMade (often shortened to GOOPi) are wholly focused on the past. A collaborative effort between Taiwanese designers and their Japanese counterparts, GOOPi is all about rugged craft, contemporary textiles and immense silhouettes.

Huge jackets, shirts and cargo pants inform a typical GOOPi outfit, abetted by sling bags and bucket hats to taste. 

Official website: goopi.co

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Alice Lawrance

 ALICE LAWRANCE is now a fully-fledged label specializing in post-modern streetwear. Founder and designer Will Lee produces unisex collections built upon memory, moods and individuality through street-centric designs — use of logos, oversized cuts and creative draping are often found each season.

LUSIVE

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 LUSIVE is the one that exhibits the most flair. From vibrant animal prints, oversized outerwear cuts to mix-and-match ensembles, the Taiwanese label clearly has a knack for what’s current with streetwear trends — think Balenciaga, Martine Rose or even ARIES in terms of styling. 

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