Posted in Archive, on September 08, 2015
Due to the variety of details featured throughout military uniforms, Massimo Osti became particularly inspired by his archived collection of field jackets originating from countries across the world.
Throughout the early 1980s, the field jacket was a personal favourite of his that he began to wear on a daily basis. Its multiple pockets easily contained his notebooks, pencils and pens, as well as his pipe, tobacco and samples of fabric. As a result, he began to pursue an effort to create the ideal military inspired jacket for the modern urban environment and this design became the centrepiece of C.P. Company's AW '83 collection.
This key piece was constructed with wrinkled nylon sourced from Japan as well as leather pocket details inspired by that of a Swiss Army model. It would result in C.P. Company featuring heavily across L'Uomo Vogue once again in their 1983 September issue.
Over the years, this template has been re-invented in many alternate forms, including reversible designs, removable linings and leather reinforcements inspired by traditional hunting jackets. Ever present since, this design continues to be at the core of C.P. Company collections and is as relevant today as it was over 30 years ago.
(Images courtesy of the Massimo Osti Archive)