In line with maharishi’s strong ‘decommissioned’ army influences, drawing attention to the beauty of camo patterns and clothing design and negating the military associations, the light blue canvas upper of this Stan Smith makeup draws inspiration from a less obvious piece of regulation apparel – naval chambray shirting circa WWII. Contrasting white stitching continues the theme, while a red top eyelet, metal eyelets reinforcing the trademark ’3-Stripes’ of perforation make for subtle but effective detailing. The brand’s signature dragon motif is embroidered on the tongue, with a maharishi logo applied on the heel and a special ‘XV mahadidas’ sockliner to complete a unique meeting-of-minds.
Since its birth in 1994, maharishi has evolved into one of the UK’s most influential designer labels, offering distinctive men’s, women’s and children’s collections available from a range of exclusive fashion retailers globally. Founded by Creative Director, Hardy Blechman, maharishi carries a strong ethos of respect for nature while utilising the latest technology. Blechman, whose former experience lay in the international military and industrial clothing surplus trade, started maharishi by producing hemp and other natural fibre clothing as well as recycling work-wear and military surplus. maharishi prides itself on not conforming to mainstream fashion trends, placing emphasis on its own points of inspiration and the natural progression of excellent quality, perfect fit and original design.