After paying homage to the hill tribes of Vietnam with last week’s capsule, London-based label maharishi now references WWII Sukajan jackets with its latest Fall/Winter 2020 collection: Souvenir Dragon.
Comprising striking embroidery and traditional South American artworks, maharishi travels west to implement the classic Ascending Dragon onto Original Snopants, jackets, vests and silk shirts. Fabrics like vegetable dyed eco twill made in Japan from recovered cotton waste feature, as well as an eco-conscious blend of cotton and lyocell – where sustainable wood pulp is transformed into cellulosic fibres whilst also recycling the water used in the process.
The brand interprets the dragon featured as representing man’s spiritual quest for wisdom. A mythological creature, the dragon takes the form of a snake or serpent with wings. The snake, with its entire body bound to the Earth, is most symbolic of man on Earth. Once that serpent is given wings, it comes to represent man in flight on his spiritual quest.
maharishi’s Souvenir Dragon FW20 capsule is available to buy now from the brand’s online webstore.