One of the biggest names in fashion, CP Company was established in 1975 and continues to be running at the forefront of current trends. Founded by Massimo Osti, Osti began experimenting with printing techniques during the 60s in which he wanted to harness the functionality within traditional fabrics. Having gone from strength to strength over the years, when you take a look back at their impressive catalogue it's clear to see why they're are pioneering the fashion & function style.
Much of the C.P. Company’s clothing is based on military uniforms and work suits. Massimo Osti was renowned for his signature style, calling it a ‘hybridization of archival military, work, and sportswear models’. Using the finest Italian fabrics, Massimo Osti’s fashion house soon became infamous for its signature style and look.
Revolutionary designs sprung from Massimo’s extensive collection of military uniforms, astronaut suits and even pieces from deep-sea divers. Furthermore, C.P. Company has experimented with dying techniques when Osti began trialing out printing techniques during the 60s in which he wanted to harness the functionality within traditional fabrics. He was able to create an older aesthetic in order to make a difference and stand out against other more traditional menswear of the time. In the words of C.P. Company, Otsi always strived to “create what does not yet exist”.
Today, C.P. Company continues to undergo extensive research and experiments into materials, inspiration and dying techniques to make sure that their ranges are exclusive and continue to push the boundaries and challenge fashion conformity. Once a product has been produced, C.P. Company puts the goods through an ‘experimental dye workshop and printing laboratory’ to unveil new techniques and treatments to ensure that the products are evocative of everything that the CP Company stands for.
CP Company has a core philosophy of ‘Function and Use’ which really underpins Osti’s core beliefs as a designer. Osti began experimenting with printing techniques during the 60s in which he wanted to harness the functionality within traditional fabrics.
With over 40 years of history, the CP Company has been home to the production of over 40,000 garments, continuing to grow and develop their brands’ iconic style CP Company has a core philosophy of ‘Function and Use’ which really underpins Osti’s core beliefs as a designer. Fast Forward to the current day, CP Company remains at the forefront of high end fashion growing on a global scale with its fashion followers. With CP’s sister company Stone Island emerging, the team grew rapidly and with them followed a whirlwind of success.
C.P. Company aren’t new to the world of all things editorial fashion. Throughout the 80s, C.P. Company were keen to encourage a change in the way that men dressed, experimenting with style, fabric and technique to create something that had yet to be successfully accomplished.
From this, celebrities worked alongside C.P. Company, one of the most famous examples being Madonna who was photographed by Herb Ritts wearing CP Company ion 1987, before that actor, Mickey Rourke was the first to be photographed wearing C.P. Company. Since then, big names such as Daniel Day Lewis, Dennis Hopper and Noel Gallagher have all been spotted wearing C.P. Company, offering a revolutionary gateway for men into the world of high end.
However, this doesn't mean that C.P. Company is just for those looking to make a high-end statement. C.P. remains at the forefront of streetwear design, creating garments that remain popular amongst subcultural pioneers and those looking for functional, street ready clothing.
Stuarts London looks to always stock some of C.P.s top styles every season. We have outlined a few of the key staples of C.P. to ensure you get an idea of the design and style behind each garment.
C.P. Company provides a great selection of sweatshirts and knitwear, utilising the same technological innovation that they use for all of their garments, their sweats are ideal for everything from urban exploring to going down the pub. Quarter zips utilise unique features such as zip-up pockets and the iconic goggle lens featuring on the arm.
As expected C.P. has spent a great effort to ensure quality construction and deep, unique colourways. Utilising garment dying techniques and top quality wool and cotton throughout their sweatshirt range your C.P. Company garment will outlast the competition and become a reliable item in your wardrobe that you won't easily overlook.
Perhaps C.P.s most famous garment, their goggle jacket enjoys many different iterations and styles. Featuring tech-wear utility throughout, and heavily inspired by military clothing throughout history.
The goggle jacket, and indeed all of C.P.s jackets, are the ultimate jackets for city-dwelling adventurers. The goggles inspiring an 'Eyes on the City' attitude. The special dying process allows for striking, and interesting colourways, often coming in bold colourways alongside the more classic black, and neutral colours.
Not only does the beanie encapsulate the core values of CP Company but also offers a stylish alternative to the classic beanie during the colder months. Made from 100% wool, the CP Company’s goggles are made in Italy, taking the brand back to its roots.
If you’re looking for an accessory that is sure to keep you on trend while made from the finest quality materials then C.P. Company is the place to start your journey into the world of fashion. This beanie hat is a great addition with a casual look.