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DUTCH POLICE JACKET

Dutch Police Jacket
Autumn/Winter 1982-83 represented the first large-scale use of leather in a C.P. Company collection by Massimo Osti but, more importantly, it represented a crucial turning point for the brand. Taking inspiration from a vintage Dutch Police motorcycle jacket, Osti created an entire collection of hybrid garments across different categories, including outerwear, knitwear, trousers and shirts. While the pieces were not garment dyed (already a signature technique of the brand), they employed a masterful and highly original combination of materials and colours that immediately achieved an enormous and unprecedented suc- cess for the brand. Carlo Grazia, Osti’s right-hand man throughout the first 20 years of C.P. Company, remembers: “This is where it all began. It was the first time we proposed an entire wardrobe with the same theme. From then on we were able to acquire more and more space on the market.” The success of the col- lection in fact paved the way for the C.P. Company of the 1980s, with its ever more complex, sophisticated and challenging collections and its ability to offer an entire wardrobe, lifestyle and attitude to its consumer.

  • YEAR
    1982
  • DESIGNER
    MASSIMO OSTI
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ARCHCP0065

DUTCH POLICE JACKET

Dutch Police Jacket
Autumn/Winter 1982-83 represented the first large-scale use of leather in a C.P. Company collection by Massimo Osti but, more importantly, it represented a crucial turning point for the brand. Taking inspiration from a vintage Dutch Police motorcycle jacket, Osti created an entire collection of hybrid garments across different categories, including outerwear, knitwear, trousers and shirts. While the pieces were not garment dyed (already a signature technique of the brand), they employed a masterful and highly original combination of materials and colours that immediately achieved an enormous and unprecedented suc- cess for the brand. Carlo Grazia, Osti’s right-hand man throughout the first 20 years of C.P. Company, remembers: “This is where it all began. It was the first time we proposed an entire wardrobe with the same theme. From then on we were able to acquire more and more space on the market.” The success of the col- lection in fact paved the way for the C.P. Company of the 1980s, with its ever more complex, sophisticated and challenging collections and its ability to offer an entire wardrobe, lifestyle and attitude to its consumer.

  • YEAR
    1982
  • DESIGNER
    MASSIMO OSTI
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