AW20 sees the introduction of DPM: Mamushi – a two-layer disruptive pattern inspired by the camouflage commonly worn by South Korean high school students who received military training during the 1970s–1990s.
The organic shapes of the pattern have been manipulated to incorporate the letters of MAHARISHI, Aum and peace symbols, as well as addresses of the London & NYC flagship stores – all made up using elements found within the original 1960s pattern.
Taking its name from the venomous viper found in Korea and other areas of East Asia, the camouflage also references an interpretation of the ROK pattern from the DPM Archive – 1998’s ‘KorOm’ pattern – previously printed on a reversible microfibre technical parka.
Whilst the letter formation of DPM: Mamushi was an organic stage of redeveloping the original pattern shapes, Hardy Blechman also shouts out influence from his favoured Supreme pattern, celebrated within his DPM book.
Designed by Geoff Heath in 2002, the pattern was never actually released – yet still, its a bubbly letter spoof on the famous Australian ‘Auscam’ pattern – more commonly known as ‘bunny ear’ due to the resemblance of the random disruptive shapes, however this is likely not intentional given the bad rep of the rabbit in Australia.