By CP Company Store
Posted in Archive, on September 16, 2015

After studying a protective hood worn by the Japanese Civil Defence dating from 1973, Massimo Osti grew excited about the idea of making a jacket with lenses sewn into the fabric.

The problem of preserving the integrity of the fabric surrounding the lenses was resolved thanks to a frame engineered by Italian manufacturer Baruffaldi; a world leader within the sports optics field.

The first prototype featured lenses sewn into an extended collar, much like the hood that originally inspired Osti's design. This piece was produced in very limited quantities for C.P. Company's SS '88 Collection in Mais Cotton.

The 1988 Explorer was featured exclusively in the C.P. Company Magazine for Spring Summer 1988, while being worn by the distinguished Bologna based artist Andrea Renzini.

(Images courtesy of the Massimo Osti Archive)



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