Lead designer for Ma.strum, Donrad Duncan, pulls inspiration from Massimo Osti, a man known for his extensive research in textiles and form revolutionized sportswear. Osti’s work was innovative and timeless with a strong sense of functionality as well. The Ma.strum collection utilizes high-tech fabrics and technology to create products providing function, comfort and style. A selection of garments, bearing the “Massimo Osti Archive” label, uses exclusive fabrics rediscovered and transformed from Massimo Osti Studio’s Textile Archive.
Inspired by the archive of legendary Italian designer Massimo Osti, Ma.Strum launched last season with a great lineup that took Osti’s classic creativity and blended it with modern high-tech fabrics and design. For Spring/Summer 2010, the label continues to use Massimo’s archives as a foundation, while taking a more naval direction. The result is an array of products including, but not limited to, swimwear, cargo pants (yes unfortunately they’re back), and three military carbon-coated bags. This field jacket happens to be one of our favorites actually, as it’s a returning style fitted with a new shell.
The jacket is made from cross dyed Polyester, this is waterproof and windproof but also gives a two-tone colour effect depending on the angle viewed. The jacket also includes a solar powered torch, and as with the CP Company Urban Protection design that inspired this jacket, the torch is attached at the chest so it can be easily accessed.
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