BEHIND THE SEAMS: STONE ISLAND

There’s something particular about Stone Island that has managed to kind its personal language of garment making season after season since its institution in 1982. Between industrial design, technological science and trend, Stone Island and creative director, Carlo Rivetti (pictured), are frequently pushing the boundaries of efficiency outdoor wear.

Garment-Dyed Cotton Shawl Collar Shirt In Grey 2015Thought-about not a trend home, but an on-going investigation, the model is in a centre of analysis, experimentation, operate and creation. Its creation was the imaginative and prescient of founder, Massimo Osti, creating Stone Island, a sister model to his already prolific C.P. Firm, to develop into an emblem of modern design with extreme research on textiles and fibres.

The scientific processes, technologies and fabrics Stone Island develop can get somewhat complicated, so here at Flannels, we have now give you a simple information to define the intricacies of their newest collections.

DAVID-TC
Used mostly in parkas, macs and subject jackets, David-TC begins with a gentle star-shaped polyester and polyamide blend sourced from Japan. Garments are sewn and then concurrently dyed using heat induced compression. This process creates an ‘anti-drop waterproof fabric with a distinctly tactile really feel and hardwearing fabric distinctive to Stone Island.

GARMENT DYED AND PRIMALOFT? SILVER INSULATION DOWN
Cutting-edge aspect for thermal insulation, this ultra-light nylon weighs solely 26 grams per sq. metre. Used for the linings of Stone Island jackets and filled with the best down appropriately treated to tolerate the stress of the intense garment dyeing process.

MICRO REPS
Made in a army specification polyester nylon, the weft yarns are extremely skinny in diameter, enabling the fabric to be tightly woven in order to acquire whole wind resistance. A stand-out piece this season is our fur trimmed Micro Reps parka which is padded with the best feathers to ensure optimum thermal insulation. The Crinkle Reps model has been handled with resin to give a directional ultimate wrinkled impact.

RASO GOMMATO
Exclusive to Stone Island, this rubber satin fabric is achieved by bonding a particularly mild navy specification cotton with an opaque polyurethane to make the fabric water-and-wind resistant. The light textiles allow an distinctive depth of colour throughout the garment dyeing process making every piece unique and unrepeatable. This season, drawing on a classic print and with the intention of redefining camouflage, garments have been hand painted for a really distinctive tortoise shell effect and will be on site quickly.

SAIA DOPPIA FACCIA
A special diagonal weave, double faced fabric with wool on one aspect and a mix of wool, cotton and polyester on the other used predominantly on Stone Islands extra formal range this season. Undergoing an elaborate, signature Stone Island double dye procedure, coats in this fabric benefit from a luxurious end and totally different tones, intensities and colours making each piece distinctive.

TESSUTO TERMOSENSIBILE
Also called thermo delicate fabric, this melange impact fabric is crafted from a mix of wool and polyester. Coated in water-and-wind resistant polyurethane embedded with micro-encapsulated pigments, the garment adjustments color according to the temperature – getting darker as the temperature drops. Notably a first for this season, the Ice Jacket is a should-have and will be on site soon.

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