Stone Island gives us looks from their S/S 2013 collection. The Italian label’s known for making jackets that are designed to perfection with plenty of detailing and functionality to match. This season’s goods are spread across a wide color palette with shades of red, blue and green featured through the collection.
Stone Island has opened the doors to its first German flagship store. Located on Sylt,a charming island and exclusive tourist destination on the North Sea, this store’s an important milestone as its just a few weeks after the London Opening, showing the brand’s on-schedule growth strategy. The interior design of the 80 m2 surface area, will host the Stone Island, Stone Island Shadow Project and Stone Island Junior collections.
Stone Island has opened a new location for their London flagship store, moving to 79 Brewer Street, at the crossroads of Soho, Piccadilly Circus and Regent Street. Look for the store to host the Stone Island, Stone Island Shadow Project and Stone Island Junior collections. More look at the space below.
Italy’s Stone Island turns us to their Spring/Summer 2012 collection which happens to be filled with a ton of lightweight outerwear pieces that are well-designed and highly technical as you’d expect. There’s a good range of colors and the products range from windbreakers and cardigans to hoodies and t-shirts.
Here we have a video from Stone Island‘s R&D department that looks to highlight a new process developed by the Italian brand to make their ultra-light nylon, garment dyed down jacket. The nylon weighs only 26 grams per square meter and is filled with the finest down, appositely treated to bear the stress of the garment dyeing procedure. The lightweight and comfort of the jacket is achieved through the direct injection of the feathers and by a simplified construction of the down bags. The jacket is then garment dyed through special formulas to achieve otherwise unreachable shades and the addition of a special agent to the dye formula makes the piece anti-drop. Video is below.
Italian labels Stone Island and Diemme have teamed up for this chocolate suede hiking boot. It’s made at Montebelluna in Italy, as expected, and features a timeless hiking boot design, one that Diemme has rejuvenated over the past few seasons. The solid Vibram outsole works as a great platform for the brown waterproof suede upper that’s fitted with leather ankles, technical hiking eyelets, embossed Stone Island logos on the heels, and a Stone Island patch on the tongue.
We’re used to seeing anniversary celebrations take place on the regular in this space but they’re usually in the three to five year range. Brands loving celebrating their annual birthdays and use it as a marketing tool ever too often. We’ve rarely been able to witness a brand hit anything beyond ten years and to see a retail shop hit twenty is downright remarkable. They’ve been blessing Stockholm with the finest since the early 90s and their collaborative effort with Stone Island may be one of their best releases to date.
This parka features a broken-in design and features a waterproof shell and an orange detachable wool lining. The engineered hood has inserts in stretch jersey at the sides and drawstring while there are two windproof pockets on the front and two diagonal pockets on the chest with jersey inlay.
Errolson Hugh, Head designer for Stone Island Shadow Project gives a brief intro of the brand and the Fall 2011 collection. We get an in-depth look at the PARSEQ GRID performance system that’s utilized in the collection. The innovative technology offers total weather-resistant design, something synonymous with the Shadow Project brand.
There’s always one down vest each season that catches our attention and never lets go. This time around, Stone Island’s Shadow Project holds the crown with their Modular down vest. It features vertical chest pockets, a raised collar with velcro band.
Here we have looks from Stone Island’s Fall 2011 collection. As expected, the outerwear selection will be immense as the Italian label continues to experiment with new fabrics and blends. The time dedicated to making each piece is really what sets Stone Island apart and it shows in the final product.