Maharishi Unites Two Worlds With M.A.H.A. World Corps AW 2020 Collection
Known for a distinctive take on military wear, Maharishi is a utilitarian clothing label founded by Hardy Blechman. Focusing on fair trade practices and an ecologically sound design process, the brand is known for its up-cycled military clothing pieces, along with the use of various natural fibres and fabrics.
Maharishi’s latest, M.A.H.A. World Corps, Autumn/Winter 2020 collection brings about a fresh change from the archetypal idea of merging aesthetics.
The collection revolves around the forced conscription of indigenous people around the world and customised creations of military uniforms. It challenges the ideas of non-individualistic military wear, while experimenting with the thematic dualities of today’s day and age.
The collection consists of multiple elements and inspirations from the wilderness and Middle Eastern tribal communities. The colour palette of the collection comes from 'Mamushi', a camouflage worn by Korean high school kids while receiving military training, revolving around Woodland, Night, Carmine and Mono colourways.
Inspired by Vietnamese Hmong Story Cloths, the line features detailed illustrations and motifs interpreting the life of AWOL soldiers, along with reiterated versions of military patches, made in organic cotton.