Stone Island Retrospective At Stazione Leopolda In Florence
To have a good time turning thirty, Italian sportswear brand Stone Island has placed on a retrospective celebrating the label’s history, analysis and experimentation.
Curated by British creatives Simon Foxton and Nicholas Griffiths, and hosted by Fondazione Pitti at the atmospheric Stazione Leopolda in Florence, greater than two hundred military- and workwear -impressed garments are on present, including archive items, recreations and three new items specially created for the anniversary. The exhibition primarily retraces the countless remedies, coatings, finishes, garment-dyeing processes and advanced applied sciences which have been the model’s focal points from its inception to the present day.
Guests are greeted by ‘The Vertical Army’, a three-stage parade of mannequin clones all sporting the legendary ‘Pure Metal Shell – Silver’ parka. The army serves as a backdrop for photographs of Italian footballer Marco Tardelli’s iconic goal celebration from 1982 – the 12 months Stone Island was born and Italy received the football world cup.
The exhibition is then cut up into a lot of rooms, proving simply why Stone Island sees itself as a ‘laboratory company’. ‘Coatings’ offers with treatments and dyeing techniques, then there’s the Reflective room, the Chromatic room, the Steam room, Stone Island Shadow Challenge, Meshes, Knit Analysis, the Paper room, Special projects, the Thermosensitive room and Motion Scrapbook – each offering a singular perception into the processes behind the designs and fabrics.
At the identical time the discharge of a photographed edit of the model’s archive, a e book entitled ‘Archivio ‘982-‘012’, further illustrates the story of Stone Island. Short Containing more than three hundred iconographic pictures, it reveals a unique approach to design, that finds inspiration approach beyond the realms of vogue.