Maharishi’s Devotional uniform and habits: ll AW 16 collection previewed last Saturday at London Collections men, bringing 90’s nostalgia to the catwalk. A specialist in military fashion, Maharishi’s ‘utility chic’ pieces epitomized uniformity, street wear, and even tribalism.
The graphic camouflage references and rustic colour palette allowed technology to meet nature, reflecting much of the brands previous collections. The loose silhouettes also reflect ongoing themes of religious devotion and contemporary gang member style… take the robe like jackets inspired by Tibetan Buddest monks, Military overalls and badges. Not to mention every model wore a pair of Hi Tech Army training shoes known to be England and Germany’s long term supplier.
The fusion of complex subcultures and moral codes all embody the idea of East meeting west, the collection pushes boundaries and ruffles the norms of what is expected on today’s high fashion catwalks.