Form follows function this season as Dutch streetwear stalwart Patta and Italian sportswear innovator C.P. Company have joined forces for an Amsterdam-inspired Spring/Summer 2019 collaboration.
Billed as a combination of 'C.P. Company’s expertise on garment dyeing and technical fabrics with Patta’s continuous exploration of culture and streetwear,' the colab grew out of a deep-dive through Massimo Osti's extensive archives. The resulting designs are specially tailored for Amsterdam's weather and employ fabrics throughout that can stand up to both wind and rain, but also breathe and dry quickly. Patta even added sling-style straps to a fishtail parka so that it can be slung over the shoulder when the wearer gets a little respite from the elements.
'For a brand with such a long and consistently strong history as that of C.P. Company, it’s always an exciting challenge to find ways to stay in touch with new generations,' explains C.P. designer Paul Harvey. 'One of the most concrete and inspiring ways of finding that connection is through collaborations with brands and creatives that share our values but express them in different manners. Patta team had such amazing respect for C.P. Company’s story and shared our desire to reinterpret that story for this new generation.'