Walter Van Beirendonck FW14 “Crossed Crocodiles Growl” Embroidered Wool “Face” Jacket. FW14 is yet another Walt collection featuring tribalist motifs and strong advocacy for human rights. From the season’s title, crossed crocodiles are symbols used in parts of Africa, especially with the Akan peoples, to indicate unity dating back to the 1400s. Brass or bronze were smithed into alligator charms sharing a stomach used as weights, heirlooms or novelty items. The symbol is epitomized perfectly in this translated proverb: “The crossed crocodiles have one belly but when eating they fight.”
Jacket is a complex melange blue weaved from fuzzy wool. Knit ribbing. The highlight of the jacket, the back graphic, features a high gauge crochet embroidery which uses shades of pink, teal and black to create shadows and definition. Yarn hangs loose from face to resemble facial hair. Detailed quilted lining featuring an ensemble of Walter logos.
8/10, some discolouration on the knit ribbing. Size 50 Best for a large or loose medium.
1 in stockBrand: Walter Van Beirendonck