The brainchild of designer Hardy Blechman, Maharishi has produced its award winning pacifist military designs since 1994. The roots of Maharishi, and offshoot label MHI, lay in Blechman’s former career in the military surplus clothing trade, which inspired Blechman to take the concept of repurposing to a new level.
By its very nature, the uniform is intended to dull the sense of individuality and emphasize the wearer's role in service to the heirarchical collective unit. For Autumn/Winter 2020, maharishi subverts this intended purpose with the M.A.H.A. World Corps collection. Taking inspiration from Vietnamense Hmong story cloths, natural coloring methods derived from Middle Eastern tribal communities, and the further exploration of camouflage patterns worn by South Korea's paramilitary student trainees from the 1970s through the 1990s, these repurposed garments are designed to restore a sense of the individual human.
This high quality sherpa fleece, made from 100% recycled post-consumer material, is utilised as a modified Kimono silhouette with buckle closure and internal carry straps, and reinforced elbow pads.
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Kimono collar with ABS side release buckle fastening
Internal shoulder carry straps
Secure chest pocket with waterproof sealed zip
Adjustable press snap cuff cinches
Two front pockets
maharishi camo / reflective side seam tab
High quality recycled polyester fleece, utilising yarn made from 100% post-consumer recycled materials.