As part of its 50th anniversary celebrations, C.P. Company presents ‘Cinquanta’, an extensive retrospective in Darwen, Lancashire, from 1st -10th October 2021, as part of the British Textile Biennial.
Darwen is the birthplace of professional football, and the north west of England has particularly strong ties with C.P. Company through the subculture and fashions that surround the sport. This Italian brand has been a staple label of British football supporters, adopted by working class youths for decades as well as new generations discovering the legacy of C.P. Company, allowing its popularity to thrive.
A major part of the 2021 British Textile Biennial programme, the ‘Cinquanta’ exhibition presents this retrospective dedicated to five decades of Italian sports and casual wear. The display will feature exclusive C.P. Company archive pieces from the label’s illustrious history in a repurposed basement car park space in the centre of Darwen in Lancashire. A programme of activities will run alongside this exhibition, including an education programme of student workshops alongside panel discussions with speakers from the brand and other respected names in sportswear and men’s fashion.