From the 26th to the 27th of January, Jacket Required exhibited a retrospective dedicated to the work of Italian fashion designer Massimo Osti, celebrated for founding cult labels like Stone Island and C.P. Company. The exhibition included a selection of iconic pieces brought over from Osti’s archive in Bologna.
Displayed were a collection of key pieces ‘that best illustrate Massimo’s unique story’ as stated by Jacket Required, including archive campaign posters, graphics, photographs, garments and accessories as well as some seminal Stone Island and CP Company pieces. The exhibition also included items that Osti designed for smaller brands such as Chester Perry, Left-Hand, Boneville and Massimo Osti Productions.
Although it’s been more than 10 years since Osti passed away, the legacy of brands like Stone Island and CP Company lives on and the exhibition serves as a rare chance to look back at one of the 20th century’s most influential designers. In putting on the show, Jacket Required wanted to celebrate his ‘pioneering’ work which it believes ‘set the tone for many of today’s most revered brands’.
‘With a design philosophy based around experimentation and innovation, Osti took key military garments as a starting point and created something new using techniques he developed himself.’