Item 2016.093 - C.P. Company Urban Protection LED Jacket

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C.P. Company Urban Protection LED Jacket


  • A/W 1999 (Creation)

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Following the success of the Chester Perry brand in Italy and overseas during the early 1970s, English clothing brands Chester Barry and Fred Perry simultaneously took legal action against the use of their names. In order to avoid a lengthy legal case, Massimo Osti soon changed the brand’s name to C.P. Company.

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Black Dynafil jacket with fully functioning pollution/ detector. It has a removable velcro C.P. Company logo on the front. Lampo zips throughout and multiple pockets including one large internal pocket.

A microcomputer in the right breast pocket is hooked up to a filter and sensor that test the air for methane, propane, Freon and other gases. A signal appears on an illuminated scale that ranges from red to green to give the wearer an idea of the level of contaminants in the air.
Country of Design: Italy

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Item on loan to "Invisible Men" exhibition , 24 Oct-24 Nov 2019

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Nylon and Polyester
Colour/Print: Black

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Two swing tags tied with black cord. One has 'C.P. Company on one side and company mascot of a man with folded arms on the other. Second has a barcode [35000002387] and CSC ART. 35184R58 / COL 0029 / TG 50 / COM A

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D.CP.10 - 2016

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