Established in 1975 by Massimo Osti, C.P. Company has become a brand laboratory that conducts research and design with passion and boundless curiosity. Sourcing materials from every corner of the world and continuously experimenting with new manufacturing techniques, it has in its 40-year history produced over 40,000 garments, each reflecting C.P. Company’s core philosophy: Form and Function.
C.P. Company’s archive remains a source of inspiration for the design of its current collections. Ongoing research into military uniforms and work suits continues to be applied to the development of sportswear and clothing for urban environments. This approach, both innovative and anti-conformist, underlies the C.P. Company ethos today as experimentation has been expanded to introduce new technical properties and details that enhance the functionality of every piece.
This is flanked by constant research into production processes. Traditional fabrics and designs are re-interpreted using innovative fibres and sophisticated technologies, making each piece more dynamic and exclusively individual. Once produced, every garment is taken through C.P. Company’s experimental dye workshop and printing laboratory, where many new found raw materials are dyed, printed on, washed and treated, all in varied ways to create the ultimate C.P. Company product.
The experimentation never ends, resulting in collections that overstep the boundaries of fashion and stimulate reflection, sometimes with deliberate provocation. For example the “Mille Miglia” jacket with goggles in the hood that became a statement design piece. In a day and age where clothing is seen as a form of personal identity and expression, exhibiting Form and Function has become symbolic of individuality, and C.P. Company believes that those core philosophies are as relevant today as they ever have been.