Last week I had the pleasure to be invited to Stone Island’s launch of an exhibition to celebrate 30 years of their existence, showing off their extensive archive with over 200 items which seeing them in all their glory blew me away. The exhibition dates, outlines the treatments, production and processes that resulted in their creation. On display is the results of Stone Island’s experimentation and innovation that has made them the leading outerwear brand on the planet. Some of the earliest ‘archive’ jackets on display are so innovative that other brands couldn’t produce them now 30 years on. If your a Stone Island fan or even just love amazing products get yourself there…
Stazione Leopolda _Via Fratelli Rosselli 5 _Florence
The exhibition will be open to the public from now to 7 July 2012 Closed on Monday and Tuesday – Free Entrance
With 2012 marking thirty years of Stone Island, the Autumn Winter collection is something of a celebration with a selection of anniversary pieces that revive and rework iconic styles throughout the brands history.
In 1982, Stone Island was founded with just one fabric in 6 different colours. Thirty years later, the exact replica from the first collection can be seen in this jacket. This exclusive fabric was inspired by a study on the technical and functional features of tarpaulins for military trucks. This cotton cloth is impregnated on both sides with contrasting pigment resin. The fabric undergoes a long lasting enzyme wash to achieve a faded appearance. The result is a wind resistant material, with a flavour of marine old weather corroded oilskin pieces. Available for Pre Order here.
I first seen this collection roughly 6 months ago but wasn’t allowed to use any images. We all know Stone Island and what it stands for. Autumn Winter 2012 sees their 30th anniversary and for one season only they have produced a collection celebrating it’s origins and it’s second to none technology used in its garments. The first item to get the army of fans hot under the collar is the badge design by my calculations the 8th (or 9th) in the companies history. Then there is obviously the outerwear & knitwear.. I won’t go in to too much detail as I’m planning a post about them individually but here are some images to wet your whistle…be warned though it’s not gonna be cheap!
Posted in Jackets, Sportswear, Stone Island
Tagged 30/30, 30th, Anniversary, Cardigan, Jacket, Jackets & Coats, Reflective, Stone Island, Tella Stella
To commemorate our landmark 30th year anniversary, Cruise has collaborated with celebrity friends Ant and Dec, Paulo Nutini, Sharleen Spiteri, Robert Carlyle, Lorraine Kelly, Michelle Mone and Tali Lennox to design a collection of exclusive t-shirts to help raise valuable funds for children’s charity Cash for Kids.
The limited edition t-shirts feature original designs inspired by a happy memory from the celebrities’ own childhood to help highlight the plight of disadvantaged children, ultimately sending a message of empowerment and hope. The t-shirts evoke blissful memories from the celebrities; Lorraine Kelly remembers singing along to Dusty Springfield songs with her Mother and Sharleen Spiteri reminisces about past times and activities that still make her smile. Michelle Mone remembers her love for Monopoly and dreams of owning a small piece of Mayfair, Tali Lennox was inspired by her favourite childhood toy, a rocking horse given to her by her mother, while Ant & Dec recall fond memories of football matches watched at St James’ Park Newcastle.
Only 30 of each design will be produced and sold in-store for a minimum donation of £30 on Thursday 29th September. All proceeds from the t-shirts will go to Cash for Kids Charity.
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Tagged 30th, Anniversary, Ant and Dec, Celebrity, Cruise, Lorraine Kelly, Michelle Mone, Paulo Nutini, Robert Carlyle, Sharleen Spiteri, T-shirts, Tali Lennox