maharishi partner with Nike to release custom design palettes for three silhouettes — Air Force 1 High Premium, Air Force 1 Low Utility Premium, and Air Max 270 Bowfin Premium — celebrating themes from maharishi’s Autumn Winter 2018 collection ‘International Redactioniste’.
The Air Force 1 High Premium is dressed in a wool upper - mimicking military officer uniforms, stadium jackets, and maharishi’s use of luxurious Moon Melton wool. Swooshes are transformed into intricately embroidered golden dragons and tigers, symbolising maharishi’s ongoing themes of Eastern and Western dualities. Branding is asymmetrically removed in favour of maharishi’s redacted MILTYPE.
Embodying aspects of maharishi’s AW18 Technical collection, the Air Max 270 Bowfin Premium utilises a ripstop upper and DPM: Bonsai Forest printed panels and footbed. The pattern includes Bonsai trees growing from heavenly clouds, intended to remind us of the theory expressed in Blechman’s DPM book, that camouflage is the domain of natural historians and artists. Layers of the camo pattern are printed with reflective 3M inks, to further express that there is no intention to use camouflage as a way to cancel oneself in order to kill members of our own species. MILTYPE webbing runs through the centre of the shoe’s lacing system, while asymmetrical branding continues with a redacted swoosh and redacted MILTYPE branding on the toe guard.
The Air Force 1 Low Utility Premium is constructed in a reinforced woven ripstop, with an all-over redacted document print - representing AW18’s exploration of corporate surveillance and government privacy concerns. Branding includes redacted maharishi MILTYPE and swooshes, MILTYPE heel webbing and custom woven redacted tongue logo.
Nike By You will allow consumers the opportunity to create their own versions of the footwear through a digital 3D builder beginning 12/10 at 9AM. As a precursor to this global digital launch, maharishi will release their interpretation of the three silhouettes via raffle. To enter visit maharishistore.com. Raffle opens 12PM GMT November 27 and closes 12PM GMT November 29.
In addition to the footwear and to further celebrate this collaboration, maharishi have also produced limited edition t-shirts featuring graphics that form the basis of the collaboration.
RAFFLE NOW CLOSED