CP Company Clothing + Mille Miglia jacket A/W2006CP Company started life as Chester Perry in 1974, set up by Massimo Osti. A graphic artist from Bologna, he switched full-time to fashion after designing a successful run of T-shirts. In 1982, to meet the demands of an ever-growing audience, a diffusion line, Stone Island, was created, which specialised in surface treatment of fabrics and dyeing techniques. In 1993 shareholder Carlo Rivetti, the driving force in the company’s continued development, bought the company outright, bringing in Moreno Ferrari to design the CP Company line. CP Company Clothing A/W 2006 Collection straight from the horse’s mouth:

“The brand represents a man of our times; A confident man eager to seize the spirit of life and look toward the future, yet aware of his past. The collection combines curiosity, research, and history, and has created it’s own evolution by constant advancements in fabric technologies.  C.P. Company pays full attention to all functional details and continues to experiment on fabrics and treatments.  The brand understands movement and produces garments that are not only durable, but also extremely comfortable.

Treatments and dyeing techniques are a huge part of the fabric advancement, by over dying garments more depth is conveyed which creates a three dimensional quality.  The Tinto Terra, in particular has achieved a huge advancement and evolution in the “earth-dyeing” procedure.  The garment is first, dyed and then over-dyed with natural pigments creating colour – changing and bias-relief effects.     

The Mille Miglia jacket has undergone a manual stressing and garment finishing to convey and the depth the history of the jacket.  This jacket was originally designed to pay homage to the Italian drivers of the original Mille Miglia race that started in 1927.  The race was driven in open top cars, through sand, rain and snow.  The jacket has be seen in many different manifestations, this season the jacket is double twisted in matt nylon, water and oil resistant and lined in wool cloth combined with a natural sheepskin.  The cut given to the Mille Miglia and also biker jackets is now more ergonomic therefore now more functional.  Highly technical and functional fabrics are adapted to the metropolitan wearer. Water and oil-resistant are fabrics are thicker and more compact. With a Military inspired structure these pieces are able to satisfy the evolution of contemporary taste. “