Posted in Archive, on October 05, 2015
As part of Moreno Ferrari's continued development of the Urban Protection line throughout 1999, C.P. Company created the R.E.M. jacket. Like the rest of the line, this piece was designed to become a shield against harsh city life, and featured a shell made from Dynalfil TS-70 bonded to a nylon base.
The R.E.M. was a parka length coat that was uniquely identified by a SONY ICD-30 digital note-maker that could be contained within a special nylon mesh pocket on the left sleeve. This device was very advanced for its time and could contain over 16 minutes of voice recording across 99 messages on 2 independent files.
This piece also featured discreet pockets on the front, a foldable lower section, and a removable high density double fleece lining, as well as a detachable C.P. Company brand patch. The R.E.M became a centrepiece within C.P. Company's collections during 1999 and went on to be used throughout their advertising campaigns for the AW '99 season.