C.P. COMPANY x KIKO KOSTADINOV
For FW020 C.P. Company allies with the London-based designer Kiko Kostadinov to launch an exclusive limited-edition jacket.
How does one reimagine materials, silhouettes, and the ideas of those around them enough to reflect something that feels even more true than the starting point? The Sinesis jacket introduces a modular garment that builds on the rich fifty-year heritage of C.P. Company coupled with the forward-thinking design ethos inherent to Kiko Kostadinov.
Taking its initial inspiration from the contemporary motorcycle jacket silhouette, the Sinesis jacket then incorporates a traditional foldable fishtail, which channels the dress codes of the English Mods. The piece is further tweaked with the addition of sleeve articulation, shoulder blade action pleats with crossing darts, a removable neck gaiter, and three-stage velcro adjustable cuffs.
Three pockets – elasticated, zipped, hidden and oversized – on each side of the body provide balance to the front of the garment while hinting at the form of the back neck embroidery, which also appears on the interior woven labels unique to this piece. As a final signifier of this reimagined garment, the C.P. Company lens detail has been moved from its traditional location on the sleeve, to the wearer's left chest striking a visual balance between the lens and the triple neck snap closure.
If form guides the ambitions of this garment, the materiality grounds us with the foundational structure for its realization. Utilizing C.P. Company's proprietary CO-TED fabric with its distinctive two-tiered construction, the jacket further adds a combination of taslanised and monofilament nylons with water-resistant internal coatings. This treatment impedes the garment dyeing process, preventing pigment from penetrating one side of the material to produce a varied and unique resist-dye effect. Produced exclusively in Signal Green, the Sinesis jacket takes its color cue from the space between workwear and military hues. Occupying the color space between the two, this Signal Green completes the exercise in balance that the Sinesis jacket represents.
The Sinesis jacket will be available on 28 November 2020 and will be available in extremely limited quantities on the C.P. Company, DSML and Kiko Kostadinov webshops.