Maharishi explores the art of war with the second delivery of its Fall/Winter collection. The label finds inspiration in the (pacifist) military aesthetic of different cultures.
On one hand, the collection reflects traditional Eastern military symbolism with references to the Japanese Samurai, while on the other hand it references the culture of war of the Native American Comanche.
Maharishi manages to combine these two worlds through patterns and embroidery techniques, which find their peak at the “Samuranche” Japanese battle dress from the 17th century that features a broken arrow, a symbol of peace for the Comanche tribe.
Other standout pieces include embroidery and elaborated patchwork referencing the U.S. Seawolves helicopter squadron and the Vietnamese “Monster Tiger” camouflage print.
Regarding technical fabrics, the British label uses organic local velvet and melange wool, as well as recycled textiles like Japanese waterproof nylon, all which allow the brand to honour its commitment to sustainability. The outerwear includes a synthetic insulation layer too to protect the wearer from low temperatures and harsh weather conditions.
The seasonal collection combines monk smocks, kimonos, parkas, Tibetan and deck jackets, along with short sleeved t-shirts, pants and a variety of winter accessories. Aside from the vivid embroideries and pattern detailing, the garments are featured in green and black hues, which is not a surprise given the military inspiration of this drop.
Aside from that, there are also green cameo printed sets, as well as bright red and white hoodies featuring the collection’s signature symbolism. Maharishi’s “Art of War” collection is already available to explore at the brand’s website.
Speaking of seasonal releases, take a look at Modular Gear Project adaptative FW21 collection.