These striking statement trousers are part of an exclusive Tate collaboration with environmentally conscious designer clothing company maharishi and the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. In Maharishi’s signature Snopants style, these trousers feature an all-over print of images from Andy Warhol’s Skull, 1976 series, taking sections from each of the four pieces and colourways Warhol used in this collection.
Stylish, bold and extremely practical, these trousers feature a number of functional design features including two front pockets, two press snap-closure pockets to the rear, and the maharishi Snobutton system, which allows the trousers to be worn at full length, three-quarter length or as shorts by by fastening the internal strap to the buttons on the leg seam – perfect for if sunny days turn cool. There’s also maharishi’s patented Snocord System, which makes the waist and hem fully adjustable, concealing excess drawcord within the pockets or internal hem, and fastened with their patented Temple Bead - produced exclusively for maharishi in Switzerland by military zip provider Riri. The Temple Bead allows the elasticated cord to pass through when stretched, but holds it in place when relaxed (it's the only one-part stopper ever designed).
Andy Warhol’s work had always contained themes related to death and life, but after he nearly died from a gunshot wound in 1968, he became even more obsessed with death as a concept. In his Skull series Warhol explores this theme – the skull, screenprinted from a photograph taken by one of Warhol’s assistants, is shown in block colours, to emphasise the areas of light and shadow.
maharishi was founded in 1994 by Hardy Blechman with a vision to create environmentally sound, fair-trade produced, long-lasting, high-quality, utilitarian clothing. maharishi remains a privately owned company, and maintains a strong ethos of respect for nature while utilising the latest technology. The collections have always included hemp, a strong natural fibre, as well as organic cottons and upcycled military clothing.
Tate and maharishi are pleased to offer these trousers as part of our collection of prints, accessories, clothing and homewares to celebrate Tate Modern’s 2020 Andy Warhol exhibition.
Waist x leg length in centimetres, measured flat:
Small: 42 x 100 cm
Medium: 44.5 x 105 cm
Large: 47 x 105 cm
X-Large: 49.5 x 108 cm
XX-Large: 52 x 108 cm
Please note that all measurements are taken flat, so double the waist value for the entire measurement.
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