London-based fashion label maharishi introduces the first part of its 'Graphic Duality' capsule for the season. This range centers around traditional Japanese artwork, but more specifically, it dials in on the thematic ideas of the private eye and surveillance culture. The name of the capsule references the contrasting concepts that exist between Eastern art and the ideas of Western technology.
The collection is comprised of long- and short-sleeved shirts that boast graphics of reimagined traditional Japanese artwork. The visuals draw from two different styles -- the Edo-period and 'Shunga.' The reworked images address the privacy concerns that exist in a clash with digital media's government surveillance -- it does so through the incorporation of pixelation designs.