The C.P. Company Goggle Jacket was originally designed by Massimo Osti as a gift, as part of C.P. Company’s sponsorship involvement in the 1988 edition of the iconic Mille Miglia (Thousand Miles) Italian open road endurance race. Its most original design features were the hinging goggles built into the hood and the window on the left sleeve through which a driver could check his watch whist driving.
To celebrate 20 years since its release, C.P. Company invited RCA graduate (2006) Aitor Throup to re-invent this icon of clothing design, resulting in a forward-thinking ergonomic driving concept.
Aitor Throup’s design philosophy is centred around ideologies of a constant research to find new solutions in clothing. His work has been described as ‘conceptual functionalism.’ The C.P. Company 20th anniversary Goggle Jacket is a direct example of this unique approach to design.