Robert Dodd Showroom

C.P. Company

C.P. Company - Robert Dodd ShowRoom - C.P. Company - Robert Dodd ShowRoom

Collection: Men
Origin: Italy
Created: 1975
Founder: Massimo Osti
Distribution: France

La marque de vêtements C.P. Company a été créée en 1975 à Ravarino sous l’impulsion de Massimo Osti. Ses stylistes s’inspirent des uniformes militaires et des tenues de travail. Cette activité, constante au fil du temps, a enrichi l’archive de C.P. Company de milliers de vêtements de recherche, depuis la fin du siècle dernier à aujourd’hui. Il s’agit d’un patrimoine essentiel sur lequel repose une grande partie du savoir-faire de l’entreprise.

Pilier de la mode internationale, C.P. Company confirme sa position en créant la désormais indispensable veste Mille Miglia (également connue sous le nom de « Google jacket »), en référence à la course automobile du même nom pour laquelle la marque italienne fut sponsor en 1988.

L’étude des racines historiques s’est associée au fil des années à une recherche technologique permanente sur des tissus et techniques de traitement. Il en ressort qu’aujourd’hui, C.P. Company bénéficie d’un laboratoire expérimental de teinture, sachant allier technologie avancée, savoir-faire et génie humain, avec une archive de 60 000 formules de teinture et capable d’expérimenter et de réaliser des gommages, enductions et lavages, mais aussi de savantes opérations de doubles teintures sur tout type de matière première. C.P. Company est par ailleurs spécialisée dans la technique de teinture sur pièce finie : une fois réalisées, les pièces sont teintes et traitées ultérieurement pour obtenir l’aspect souhaité.

 

C.P. Company began manufacturing Italian casual wear in 1975 with the idea of bringing traditional clothing elements back into a man’s wardrobe. Since then they have gone onto produce over 40,000 garments, each piece reflecting C.P. Company’s philosophy – Function and Use.

The design and creation of C.P. Company clothing originates from their interest and research into military uniforms and work suits and more recently emphasis has fallen on the evolution of urban city wear. The main attraction of this type of clothing is the way in which function and wearability is combined with elegance and comfort.

C.P. Company design also focuses on the use of technical properties, either added to the fabric or the finished garment. For example, the use of large pockets, smog masks and heavy durable materials are all created carefully to suit specific situations.

One of C.P. Company’s main aims has been to produce garments, which are exclusively individual, using new fabrics and finishes. This is achieved from continual experimentation with different weaves, fabrics and colours. The company uses advanced creative technology – new found raw materials are dyed, printed on, coated, washed and treated, all in ways to find the ultimate C.P. Company product.

C.P. Company unites technology and knows how with human resources with the aim of maintaining coats and outerwear, knitwear, shirts and trousers all with one unique look.
In this day and age where clothing is seen as a form of personal identity, C.P. Company believes that their philosophy has become more actual – Function and Use has become a symbol of individuality, style and as always functionality.

COMPANY HISTORY

Sportswear Company, a historical company in the scenario of Italian casual wear manufacturers, started off in 1974 under the name “Chester Perry”. At the end of the Seventies it became C.P. Company and growth followed accompanied by clear-cut success: that of Boneville and Stone Island joined the historic label.

Towards the mid-Eighties the company was taken over by Rabaldo Togna and by GFT and, with the arrival of Carlo Rivetti as Managing Director in 1989, the sportswear activity of GFT got underway with the name of Sportswear Company.

In 1993, following the selling off policy adopted by GFT, Sportswear Company was taken over entirely by Rivetex, the financial company held by Cristina Rivetti and her brother Carlo, with Carlo Rivetti as president.

The most recent take over was by FGF in 2010 and the first season as owners of this historical brand is Spring Summer 2011.