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For Spring/Summer 2011, maharishi presents a 1940′s North African Desert military-inspired collection, entitled “Theatre of War”. With references to the forerunners of the SAS, the Long Range Desert Group (L.R.D.G.), the range features military inspired staples in distressed cottons and natural fibers, including washed Irish linen and hemp, alongside more elaborate pieces in super lightweight voluminous voiles and recycled vintage parachute cloth. A muted palette of washed vintage olive, sand and white makes up the main color theme of the collection. Maharishi aims to convey a strong anti-war sentiment through its use of camouflage – reclaiming its symbolic value away from war, back to its roots in nature and development by artists and to highlight objections to continued 21st century desert warfare.