Massimo Osti Archive

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Goose down Stone Island

Goose down Stone Island

Massimo Osti polaroid: Do not disturb

Massimo Osti polaroid: Do not disturb

                              CRAFTSMEN DESIGNERS MAKERS
       HERITAGE AND INNOVATION IN THE MAKING OF ITALIAN FASHION
           KFCC Gallery, Korea Foundation, Seoul 16 July – 27 August 2014
           In partnership with the Italian Institute of Culture, Seoul
           Curator: Francesca Veronesi

The exhibition explores the heritage of Italian fashion making by looking at the relationships and mutual influences between design, traditional crafts and manufacture and the new opportunities opened up by digital culture and new fabrication processes. The archive of Massimo Osti showcasing the designer’s research into innovative garment processes engineering and innovation in casual wear.

Massimo Osti in the studio.

Massimo Osti in the studio.

Backpack Factory, Chester Perry.

Backpack Factory, Chester Perry.

Image of the studio via di Gaibola, Bologna 1984.

Image of the studio via di Gaibola, Bologna 1984.

A rarity! Promotional Chester Perry Chewing gum.

A rarity! Promotional Chester Perry Chewing gum.

Massimo Osti, studio in the via Zanardi, Bologna, January 2002

Massimo Osti, studio in the via Zanardi, Bologna, January 2002

Boneville Navy artic

Boneville Navy artic

Advertising 70s

Advertising 70s

Laboratory dyeing, Ravarino Modena

Laboratory dyeing, Ravarino Modena

Adhesive label which is applied to certain garment dyed C.P. Company jackets from 1986 onwards.

Adhesive label which is applied to certain garment dyed C.P. Company jackets from 1986 onwards.

17 june 1944
"The only impulse which justifies the efforts undertaken over the years, in a costant cycle is passion. The energy is not explainable purely in terms of reason. I believe myself to be somebody who responds passionately in an apathetic world."
Interview with Massimo Osti. Benedetta Barzini,”L’editore di tessuti e l’alchimista del futuro”, “Amica”, 13 dec 1996

17 june 1944

"The only impulse which justifies the efforts undertaken over the years, in a costant cycle is passion. The energy is not explainable purely in terms of reason. I believe myself to be somebody who responds passionately in an apathetic world."

Interview with Massimo Osti. Benedetta Barzini,”L’editore di tessuti e l’alchimista del futuro”, “Amica”, 13 dec 1996

Creative process: jacket drawn on a ticket

Creative process: jacket drawn on a ticket

Chester Perry promotional suitcase

Chester Perry promotional suitcase