1980's KANSAI YAMAMOTO Typhoon Cardigan Sweater
Early 1980's KANSAI YAMAMOTO Cardigan Sweater
Chunky knit wool blend in purple and black. Spectacular metallic dragon embroidery on both sides. Chenille lettering across the back that reads, "Typhoon." Soft chenille, scale-like designs down each sleeve. An embroidered patch on the front with the designer's name. Front pockets. Button closure up the front. Label reads, "Kansai International".
Mel's Notes: The intricately embroidered dragons jump off of their knit backdrop like they're alive. Yamamoto was a master of mashing up references, and this piece is no exception. While his Japanese heritage is front and center, the varsity lettering and patches give a cheeky nod to American athletic-wear.
Excellent Condition, save for one small hole repair at the waistband, which is nearly invisible
Fits up to women's size XL and men's size L
46" bust or chest / 31" sleeve length from nape of neck / 28" overall length