Maharishi / Expedition

Pastel blues, muddy tans, and distinctive camouflage illustrate streetwear label Maharishi’s AW/17 expedition. Created from natural and hand woven fabrics, the collection is marked by outerwear inspired by kimonos and ponchos, as well as embroidery alluding to vintage Japanese drawings. This season, Maharishi’s “journey to the mountains” places the indigenous people of the world under the spotlight - in particular the native Ainu population home to Hokkaido and the Montagnards home to the Vietnamese Central Highlands. 

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The brand’s Eastern inspirations for this new collection focuses on 18th century Japan and 60s Vietnam. In fact, Maharishi’s latest hype item comes from this snowy AW/17 collection - the reversible Hokkaido Jacket. Made from silk and Japanese nylon twill, the piece is an original interpretation of the classic flight jacket. When worn reversed, the embellished item becomes modest and all the more versatile

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Founded in 1994, Maharishi’s original vision to create fair and utilitarian clothing continues to grow. The label’s use of hemp, up-cycled military clothing, and military aesthetic remain trademarks of the in demand streetwear brand.

James Tustin