NEXT LANDSCAPE refers to the overarching concept, developed by designer Paul Harvey, for the C.P. Company AW020 collection. It represents a hopeful image of a future urban environment, in which nature is given the space to grow back vitally and spontaneously amongst the essential architectural forms of the city.
Working directly from reference images of the abandoned and now overgrown city of Chernobyl C.P. Company has created a collection comprised of a series of structural elements that together represent the entire spectrum of this hypothetical next landscape: ranging from remastered ultralight and high-performance versions of the iconic Urban Protection Metropolis jacket (first issued 20 years ago, in 1999) in Dyneema and GoreTex Xenia and Infinium, to crystal jackets made from a dyed achronic flat profile nylon with visible structural accents [KAN-D] and a related series of down jackets [OUTLINE] to aged metallic patinas [ANTIC SILVER] and a colour palette of faded industrial pastels.
As is always the case with C.P. Company, sophisticated fabric treatments – in particular the development of a series of taslanised monobava nylons [TAYLON] but above all complex garment dyeing processes have been used throughout to imbue the aforementioned architectural elements with the organic, worn-in textures and atmospheric presence of the Next Landscape.
Particular attention has been given to the Urban Protection Metropolis jacket, specifically its elaborate system of storage pockets (in itself a signature brand detail).
The Metropolis pocket system is repeated, retuned, concentrated and expanded into new ergonomic formations [OVERLOADED] throughout the collection in a ghostly signature of what functional clothing might mean in the future.