These innovative brands are constantly pushing the boundaries of design.

Iris Van Herpen

Inspired by the concept of biomimicry, this multidisciplinary brand creates delicate clothing through artisanal craftsmanship. Whether shaping a dress through electromagnetic weaving or sculpting one from 3D hand-cast transparent leather, the maison challenges traditional notions of the handmade to create ethereal garments that are radically future-facing and exquisitely feminine.

Nike ACG


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This exclusive All Conditions Gear line takes performance wear to the next level, with a series of hiking products crafted to perfection. Aimed toward more extreme activities, like rock climbing and mountain biking, ACG boasts an eclectic lineup of durable sneakers that make immaculate use of Nike’s constantly cutting-edge materials and technologies.



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Scalpel cuts, technical materials, non-standard finishes and surrealist designs are often on the menu of this Berlin-based label’s collections. In addition to the design, it uses technological materials to improve the capabilities of its wardrobe in terms of waterproofing, flexibility and thermal regulation with innovative aesthetics.

Herno Laminar


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Designed with functionality beyond aesthetics, the pieces are windproof, breathable and water-repellent. Their tech wear-inspired collection comes with many unique tops and a small amount of footwear to go with it. One of their standout items is a techwear blazer that’s great for the office and can muster varying weather conditions.

Charli Cohen


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Ever explored the metaverse? Designed with high-perfor- mance fabrics, this London- based fashion brand was started by Charli Cohen straight out of university. Designed with the finest blends the brand has put the tech in tech-wear and even signed a commercial partnership with Reebok.



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Made for everything outdoors, the brand sells bespoke mountain climbing gear including sportswear. The brand also introduced the ‘worn wear’ concept in 2017 allowing customers to return particular items in good condition in exchange for new merchandise credit.

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