London Collections: C.P. Company

June 18, 2013 BY WATM


Written by Robin Reetz

C.P. Company’s philosophy is Function and Use, and their 12-piece SS14 collection that was unveiled Monday night was an impeccable showing of just that. The collection was space-age outerwear taken to another level.

Their presentation that was housed at Mercer Street Studios in Soho was half physical and half digital. Guests were led down a snaking hallway where images of the brand's newest collection flashed and interchanged with imagery related to C.P. Company’s rich history (the brand originally began as “Chester Perry” in 1974, and produced Italian casual wear).

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The presentation was an exciting and fresh way to unveil a collection, and it didn't take away from the clothes for a second. The clothes had just as many surprises as the show itself. Their navy nylon blazer adorned with stripes was both fashionable and functional and the hanging anoraks (the polka-dot one was a fav) were multi-layered and detailed, even with goggles being attached in the hood – useful in a city like London where the rain (somehow) managed to stay away for the second day of LCM.

Robin Reetz is writer based in England. You can find more of her work here on her blog, Second Floor Flat.