By CP Company Store
Posted in Archive, on September 04, 2015
Established in 1975, C.P. Company has become a brand laboratory that conducts research and design with boundless curiosity. Created by Massimo Osti following the rebranding of 'Chester Perry', C.P. Company began manufacturing garments that adhere to the brand's core philosophy - Function and Use.
It was in the late sixties, when Osti started to experiment with printing techniques while testing industrial methods on cotton garments, that he developed the idea of applying functional elements to traditional fabrics. When he founded C.P. Company, he developed an array of unique dyeing techniques, unconventional material treatments and highly innovative fabrics.
He began constructing products based on his research into military uniforms and work suits, which helped him to develop menswear products that remain a source of inspiration for collections 40-years later.
Throughout C.P. Company's early existence Osti attempted to 'create what does not yet exist'. He presented new fabrics and style innovations each season, which helped to create a new aesthetic in men's sportswear - An aesthetic that remains as relevant today as it has ever been.
(Images courtesy of the Massimo Osti Archive)