C.P. Company presents A love letter to Dublin, a cultural project featuring the Irish artist Rejjie Snow.
Shot by his longtime friend, Joshua Gordon, in the streets of Dublin, his hometown, Rejjie is portrayed wearing the most iconic pieces of the C.P. Company SS019 collection: a contemporary reinterpretation of the brand’s iconic, original, colour palette of warm greys, khakis, military greens and navy blues, first developed in the 1980s to reflect the new role of military and sportswear in European urban subcultures.
It’s in the nature of cities to be absorbing, overwhelming places. Eventually and invariably people themselves become part of the manic, whirling rhythm of cities, which is how a city goes about making itself your home. There are benefits to this, of course, but as more time in the chaos accrues it’s tough not to lose your sense of perspective, an idea of what the city looks like to those outside. Often, the only time we see our cities for what they really are is when we go away and glance at them from a distance. Often, we best appreciate our cities as we hover in holding patterns over hometown airports, peering down at the array of lights below.
The images are accompanied by a new Eyes on The City episode shot in Dublin: a conversation between two friends through the streets of the city where they have grown up – faces, songs and real life are the protagonists.