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Following the release of its shattered MILTYPE collection, maharishi is back with more SS19 offerings, this time the “Somaharishi Festival” capsule, which is a nod to plant-based medicines and Shamanic traditions.
The British streetwear label looked to ancient Hindu texts within the Vedas, a collection of religious texts originating in India, and referencing to the consumption of fungi as a medicine, for the source of their inspiration. The brand said in a press release that in these texts, “‘soma’ is described as an inebriating ritual drink, thought to give divine powers to those who drank it – due to the toxic fungi Amanita Muscaria.”
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"We have drunk Soma and become immortal.” ? maharishi pays respects to plant-based medicines and shamanic tradition with the Somaharishi Festival Capsule. Hand machined embroideries and hand screened prints highlight plants — including Amanita Muscaria, Peyote, Morning Glory, Datura and the ‘Sun Opener’ Salicifolia — across a number of organic cotton products, including the summer shirt, trackshorts, and Original Snopants, as well as a silk twill bandana. The capsule also includes a nylon ripstop Pacaway Parka in maharishi disruptive patterns DPM: Sikh Nylon Ripstop and DPM: Bonsai Geo II Ripstop, which features internal carry straps and packs in to its own pocket with a cross body web strap. Releases tomorrow 11AM BST 19/04 in-store London and online, 11AM EST 19/04 in-store New York. Exclusively available at #maharishi.
Encompassing button-up shirts, pants, shorts, short and long-sleeve tees, and bandanas, the silhouettes are detailed with graphics and embroideries of the fungi plants including Amanita Muscaria, Peyote, Morning Glory and more.
In addition, the capsule also includes a clean packable parka in tonal iterations of white and orange, which features internal carry straps and packs in to its own pocket with a cross body web strap, to solidify the drop.
The entire collection becomes available beginning April 19, exclusively at maharishi’s flagship locations in London and New York, as well as online.
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