SS16 sees the return of DPM: British Bonsai, a disruptive pattern that combines the elements of the long standing (until recently) UK military pattern with elements of maharishi’s house pattern Bonsai Forest, which incorporates Bonsai tree shapes growing from heavenly clouds, reminding us that camouflage has its roots in nature. The colour palette includes purple and golden […]
DPM and Dutch masters senz⁶ have come together for a run of three super-durable umbrellas. The products are engineered to be storm-proof in winds up to 60mph, and will never flip inside-out. The patented aerodynamic shape lets wind glide over the surface, while a shorter front end allows for unimpaired vision. A trio of patterns cover the […]
In an era of escalating surveillance by government agencies and corporations, maharishi seek deep cover and look for inspiration in the way of the ninja – the original masters of stealth. In maharishi’s interpretation, the function of these garments is changed from one of combat preparedness, to 21st century utility, with cuts and detailing specifically suited to […]
maharishi’s trademark Bonsai Forest camouflage pattern is reimagined in a partially disintegrated style, it’s natural and organic shapes infilled with a dotted pattern recalling the pointillist techniques of artists Georges Seurat and Roy Lichtenstein. This 21st century pointillism has been designed to disrupt video surveillance systems.
In 1929 Italy issued its troops with shelter-halves printed with the M1929 Telo Mimetico pattern, the first mass produced camouflage fabric. Its success in the field led to its use on uniforms for general use, and the subsequent adoption of similar disruptive patterns…
The Autumn Winter 14 season sees the release of the much anticipated collaboration between London’s MHI and Los Angeles’ Undefeated.
A key component of this capsule collection is the “DPM: Disruptive Court” camouflage pattern developed by MHI.
maharishi traditionally create a seasonal disruptive pattern within each collection; this Autumn Winter sees maharishi develop DPM: Pixel Bonsai Forest, a new version of the Bonsai Forest pattern, offered in woodland, and night colour ways.
maharishi’s Upcycled program celebrates it’s 20th anniversary with a capsule collection which recycles Indian paratrooper uniforms and cloth. The fabric was produced for the Indian military but was eventually rejected for having too low a carbon content, which reduced it’s protection from infra red camera’s and goggles, less than ideal for military operations but not an issue for civilians.
maharishi traditionally create a seasonal disruptive pattern within each collection, this Spring Summer the house camo Bonsai Forest is infiltrated by a textural photographic moon surface within the pre-existing heavenly cloud shapes, from which magical bonsai trees grow, now aided by the moon’s bio-dynamic forces.
MHI’s latest seasonal camouflage pattern is DPM: English Oak and is MHI’s bold graphic take on maharishi’s AW13 DPM: English Oak & Berry a photo real rendition of an English Oak forest infused with bright red edible berries, referencing the hi visibility colours included in many hunting patterns.
maharishi’s camouflage DPM pattern this season is a photo real rendition of an English Oak forest infused with bright red edible berries, referencing the hi visibility colours included in many hunting patterns.
maharishi’s long standing tradition of creating a new thematically relevant disruptive pattern each season continues this Spring Summer with DPM:Bonsai Python Laser Cut. Created to celebrate the Chinese lunar year of the snake the pattern takes it’s inspiration from the natural world, namely the disruptive patterns utilised by snakes and other reptiles for concealment.
maharishi’s long standing tradition of creating a new thematically relevant disruptive pattern each season continues this Spring Summer with DPM:Bonsai Python. Created to celebrate the Chinese lunar year of the snake the pattern takes it’s inspiration from the natural world, namely the disruptive patterns utilised by snakes and other reptiles for concealment.
London Undercover has teamed up with DPM to produce a series of 6 Disruptive Pattern Material umbrellas, utilising patterns from maharishi’s archive.
Each pattern has been developed with the intention of detaching camouflage from its military associations and promoting its roots in nature, art and design.
Binh Danh received his MFA from Stanford University in 2004 and has emerged as an artist of national importance with work that investigates his Vietnamese heritage and our collective memory of war, both in Viet Nam and Cambodia—work that, in his own words, deals with “mortality, memory, history, landscape, justice, evidence, and spirituality.”