An Italian, Massimo Osti changed the rules of fashion. He began as a graphic designer. In 1968 he designs his first t-shirt collection using four-color printing process and silkscreen which, at the time was used only for printing a paper. In the early 1970s he started experimenting with unique dyeing techniques and materials that revolutionized fashion industry. He started the fashion brand Chester Perry, later renamed the “C.P. Company”. In 1982, ongoing research led to new brand Stone Island and the first collection were made from new fabric inspired from the tarps used by truck drivers. After Massimo Osti death in 2005, his legacy lives trough the Massimo Osti Archive which includes 5 000 garments and over 50 000 fabric samples he collected through his whole life.
The term khakis come from Hindustani and Urdu and literally mean “dust, ashes colored”. Khakis are a type of fabric or the color of such a fabric. Khakis came from India around 1840s when British Army officers soaked their white uniforms in mulberry yellowish juice in order to blend with landscape. The United States Army adopted khakis during Spanish American War in 1898. Khakis stepped into civilian life in the 1950s when many writers and intellectuals started to wear them and popularized khakis as must have item. Since then khakis never go out of style as casual look, easy care and comfortable menswear staple.
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