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 labels Stone Island and C.P. Company. The exhibition will display a selection of iconic pieces that have been brought over from the archive in Bologna.
Displayed where a collection of key pieces “that best illustrate Massimo’s unique story” says Jacket Required, including archive campaign posters, graphics, photographs, garments and accessories as well as his Stone Island and CP Company work. The exhibition also included pieces that Osti designed for 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 still lives on. The exhibition served as a rare chance to look back at one of the 20th century’s most influential designers and the cultural impact his designs have had. In putting on the show, the company 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.”