This season maharishi presents a modern Latin American Guerilla inspired collection entitled ‘Age of the Fifth Sun: Summer 2012′. The range also references ancient and contemporary cultures of the Aztecs, Mayans and Mexicans including the Day of the Dead – Día de los Muertos.
Throughout the collection, milspec webbing is used to highlight utilitarian features and the dual functionality incorporated into a range of styles for this Spring Summer collection.
Webbing is used as a central element for construction of military belts, load bearing packs and vests. The British Army adopted cotton webbing to replace leather after the Second Boer War in 1900.
The term is still used for a soldier’s combat equipment, although cotton webbing has since been replaced with more advanced materials. The webbing system used by the British Army today is known as Personal Load Carrying Equipment but is still informally referred to as “webbing”.
In the British Army, this webbing system is designed to be light enough to carry the vital things needed in battle and for outdoor survival. It is made so that if the backpack or bergen is lost or abandoned, the soldier can survive on emergency rations carried in the “webbing” for up to 24 hours, although this can be extended if supplies are rationed. Typical contents of webbing include cooking equipment, food rations, ammunition, first aid or survival supplies and sheltering equipment.
maharishi reinterpret military construction techniques and consider defence budget funded development as part of the public domain. Many of the technological advances within clothing, fabrics and their construction have their roots in developments for the military.