Arco Maher, curated by Archie Maher, is an archive platform dedicated to vintage C.P. Company pieces and Massimo Osti’s design, mainly spanning the early 1980s to mid 2000s. Archie’s emotional attachment in general to pre-owned and distressed sportswear and military clothing, and the personal stories that the individual pieces evoke, is only matched by his love for the Arco Maher archive collection itself.
Having amassed an archive of over 250 unique garments that push our pre-existing notion of functionality and innovation, Maher’s collection heavily features Moreno Ferrari’s “Urban Protection” range, from the years of 1998 to 2001. From these stimulating years, pieces like the ‘Life' and ‘Metropolis’ jackets became frontrunners and would eventually be re-referenced in Autumn/Winter ’20, as well as proving to be inspiring to a new breed of designer. The ‘Millennium’ and ‘Relax’ ranges are also Arco Maher favourites.
Loaning out pieces from his collection to stylists and directors alike, Archie has supplied outerwear to leading global musicians, athletes and other important figures.
Maher continues to play not only a key part in digitally and physically preserving an important era of the C.P. Company legacy, but also what was a significant period in the world of menswear when Massimo Osti’s influence was unruly.
Credits: Ali Hinkins