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Wisdom

Under the Radar is Highsnobiety’s weekly celebration of upcoming talent. Each week, we’re spotlighting an emerging brand that’s bringing something new to the worlds of streetwear and fashion.

wisdom is a brand based in Taiwan that specializes in outdoor wear with clean lines, understated patterns, and peak technical specifications. The brand’s muted colors and subtle prints are constructed using hyper-technical fabrics, magnetic fastenings, and semi-reflective materials for clean, logo-less silhouettes that protect you from the elements.

Inspired by military functionality and futuristic concepts, wisdom’s design philosophy is distilled into its mantra of “TRIP EASY, FUNCTION BEAUTY” — in other words: this protective, practical travel wear looks sharp.

Basically, it’s the antithesis of the hyper-branded, trend-driven products flooding the market right now.

One of the key pieces from wisdom’s FW18 collection is the hooded Bob anorak shirt. Featuring a half-open chest and front pocket, the winter layering staple comes in soft green brush camo or preppy navy and white narrow stripes for a clean, uncomplicated outdoor look.

Pants-wise, there’s the Matthew worker pant in a geometric snow camo print with a belt fastening at the waist, sturdy pockets with zip enclosure, and a zip opening at the ankle for extra ventilation.

The padded clothing in the FW18 collection uses dreamfel polypropylene fabric, a patented fiber developed by Tri Ocean Textile Co. The fabric is extremely lightweight, as well as breathable, quick-drying, water-resistant, and elastic.

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Wisdom

wisdom also makes accessories, with one of the key items of FW18 being the chest bags made in collaboration with fellow Taiwanese label HANCHOR. Available in two sizes, the white bags are made using durable, tear-resistant X-Pac fabric with a polygonal pattern, YKK waterproof zippers, and Dyneema fiber rope.

Other items include vests, side bags, bucket hats, and multi-pocketed pants, all rendered in wisdom’s low-key albeit futuristic design.

wisdom can be shopped online here.

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Words by Max Grobe
Associate Fashion Editor