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Exploding Mango Acid Wash Hoodie

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The piece consists of a printed exploding mango, with the phrase “ham dekhein gey” and dates relevant to the history of censorship in Pakistan protruding out of it. The design is inspired by Mohammad Hanif’s book, "a case of exploding mangoes" which is a comic novel based on the 1988 plane crash of zia ul haq. The phrase “ham dekhein gey” holds great relevance, as this ghazal by renowned poet Faiz Ahmed Faiz, was sung by Iqbal Bano in a packed Alhamra Hall, despite a strict ban on such gatherings by then military dictator Zia ul Haq. The sleeve design is a collaboration with Lahore based calligraphy artists Zahid Mayo, who hand drew the phrase in Punjabi for Rastah. The front of the hoodie also includes INTERMISSION III custom designed logo, never to be reintroduced again.

The sweatshirt is constructed from 100% compact combed 500 gsm cotton fleece, custom milled for Rastah.

 *THIS IS A LIMITED EDITION ITEM WHICH WILL NOT BE RESTOCKED ONCE SOLD OUT*

 

  • Slightly oversized fit 
  • Dropped shoulders
  • 500 GSM compact combed fleece (custom milled)
  • “Rastah” INTERMISSION III monogram patched on front 
  • 100% cotton
  • Hand screen printed design on front 
  • Washing/Handling: Hand wash with cold water inside out & hang to dry
  • Male Model: 5'11; Wearing Medium | Female Model: 5'8; Wearing Medium

"Rastah is an up-and-coming streetwear label committed to sustainability while supporting its local artisans for all of its designs"

– HYPEBAE

"There’s also a new streetwear label out of Pakistan who is also championing South Asian culture and its pieces are just downright cool, too."

– VOGUE

“Rastah is a streetwear label from Pakistan that prides itself in the country’s heritage, applying traditional patterns and construction methods and giving them a more modern spin for today’s more casual clothing designs.”

– HYPEBEAST

“Rastah is a Pakistani fashion label which is swiftly beginning to carve its very own, gritty niche in the global streetwear industry.”

– FORBES

“Rastah is pioneering the harmony of traditional and contemporary design from South Asia”

– VICE

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