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 accentuate the body, our Empingated Knit Skirt features a graceful silhouette and adjustable wrap for all body types. A truly transitional piece for a multitude of occasions; wear it alone or layered over pants.