In collaboration with Carlos Luna, the artwork on this garment is taken directly from Luna’s work entitled, Empingated, which situates anthropomorphic man in a 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 of all natural fibers, the Empingated Midi button-up top sits just at the natural waist adding a bit of edge to an otherwise classic silhouette.