Stone Island presents its new Lasered Reflex Mat Jacket from its spring/summer 2014 collection. Aside from being both water and wind-resistant, the jacket features a polyester base treated with a special Lasered Reflex Mat coating composed of thousands of glass microspheres enriched with high-saturation coloring agents. This coating becomes transformed when shot by specially programmed lasers to produce unique engraved patterns, making each piece one-of-a-kind. Other features of the jacket include a button-fastened storm flap, vertical zip pocket, storeable hood, front yoke air vents and ribbed interior cuffs. Buy Stone Island here
Giving us a preview of next year’s Spring/Summer 2014 collection, Stone Island delivers another drop of outerwear in summer-appropriate bright colors. Known for the use of technical fabrics in their outerwear, the upcoming range features sweatshirts, light windbreakers, hooded jackets and parkas, in shades of orange, purple, blue and teal. Already something to look forward to during these dark winter days. Buy Stone Island HERE
Stone Island have created two jackets using thermo-sensitive, color-changing technology for their Autumn Winter 2013 collection. The fabric is comprised of a water and wind resistant polyurethane film that is embedded with micro-encapsulated pigments, causing it to change color as the temperature changes. Available in two styles – the Ice Jacket-J is a collared button-up that uses the thermo-sensitive fabric all over, while the Knit features thermo-sensitive fabric on the torso, knit black sleeves and a hood. Check out the video they’ve released that tracks the colour change. Buy Stone Island Autumn Winter 2013 HERE
Stone Island has done well by turning style into a science, quite literally coming up with some profoundly innovative fabrications season after season, a fabric which was a big hit SS13 was the Reflex Matte. Made with a matte coating constructed of thousands of glass micro spheres on a polyester base and enriched with high saturation colour agents, the Stone Island Reflex Matte seems to produce actual light itself, glowing with a supernatural intensity of colour even in the dark. Four pockets, detatchable peaked hood, wind & water resistant and of course the famous sleeve badge make this jacket a must for this winter. Pick one up HERE
Not new to each other, Stone Island and Italian footwear maker Diemme have teamed up once again and present a solid sneaker offering for Spring/Summer 2013. Featuring a satin weave and cotton canvas upper with suede heel reinforcements, the two stayed close to your favourite Vans silhouettes with this release. A low top version, similar to the Era and a mid top version, similar to the Chukka Boot, are presented, each available in the three colours of the French flag – white, navy and red. Pick up a pair here
The www.stoneisland30.com website will be launched at the beginning of February. The website is dedicated to STONE ISLAND 30, the exhibition which has been held last June at the Stazione Leopolda in Florence which I was lucky enough to attend, (check out the images here) produced in collaboration with Fondazione Pitti Discovery and with the Patronage of the City of Florence. The significant videos and photos will document , historicized and spread the exhibition.
The celebration of the 30th Anniversary of Stone Island started in Florence with the exhibition and the launch of the book “Stone Island Archivio ’982’012″. The connection between Stone Island and the city of Florence has been strengthened this week by the unveiling of the brand fifth Italian Flagship store.
Just a quick one here…I’m in Florence for the Pitti tradeshow and was invited to the opening of Stone Island’s new Florence store. So the usual turning up at these openings and the the street is full of the industries movers & shakers and the store is always too full to get in. Any how on this occasion something was telling me to squeeze into the store (might of been the SI goodie bag!) Once in the store I spied these bad boys. Even though my day job is to buy this particular brand for a number of stores also I read endless blogs I knew nothing of this collaboration between New Balance & Stone Island. Two colourways, this and a white/grey version. Soon as I find and info on the materials etc I will let you know. The facts are €239 and they are not going to be available in the UK oh and I have a size 9 in the orange !!
Ideas from Massimo Osti is the first monograph dedicated to Massimo Osti, Bolognese fashion designer, famous for bringing the world Stone Island, C.P. Company, Boneville and Left Hand to name a few. The 415-page large format monograph book displays more than 1000 images and photography covering Massimo Osti’s more important garments and accessories – including notes and sketches on dyeing, fabrics samples and more. Sir Paul Smith and Franca Sozzani, editor-in-chief at Vogue Italia are just two of the famous names interviewed for the book. Official launches September 5 at the Parsons School of Fashion Fall Conversation Series.
Published by Damiani in limited edition printing of 150 as well as normal edition. Available from Amazon.
The technical arm of Italian sportswear label Stone Island, the Acronym-designed Shadow Project, gives us a glimpse into its ninth technology-laden, stylishly modern garment offering with the release of a Autumn Winter 2012 lookbook. Always drawing inspiration from advancements in fabric development, the new Stone Island Shadow Project collection is “an investigation into modern texture and structure.” Buy the collection here
I know i keep banging on about this 30th anniversary collection but how can you stop with product like this…The 30-30 jacket is designed to embody 30 years of innovation, incorporating a range of Stone Island’s most advanced signature technologies. Combining an outer jacket and liner, both of which are reversible, the jacket may be worn in a total of 30 different configurations (yup that’s 30 jackets in one that’s £52.50 per jacket!) The outer parka is comprised of Raso Gommato – rubberised cotton satin – with the brand’s proprietary Mussola Prismatica coating on one side and an anti-drop treatment. The internal jacket, which may also be worn over the parka, combines Stone Island’s legendary ‘Liquid Reflector’ treatment with their heat-reactive, microencapsulated pigment technology, which causes the jacket to change colour in response to temperature. Available here