In collaboration with Carlos Luna, the artwork on this garment is taken directly from Luna’s work entitled, Empingated, which situates anthropomorphic man wrapped up in the jungle of life experiences as he struggles to face his own mortality. While death reaches out to him with an embrace ready to transition him to the next phase of existence, man (hiding a knife behind his back) hopes to slay death and live on. The concept of life and death as a cycle is represented by “La Vida” (Spanish. Life) and the inverse of “La Muerte” (Spanish. Death). The stage upon which this drama unfolds winks at the unfortunate outcome of the conflict: in the anglicized form of the Cuban explicative, “Pinga”, Luna intimates that this dynamic is “F*cked”.
Made entirely from natural fibers and meant to elongate the body, our Empingated Knit Top literally wraps you in "the jungle of life's experiences" with its tailored silhouette and classic v-neckline.