BEHIND THE SEAMS: STONE ISLAND
February 18, 2018
There may be something special about Stone Island that has managed to kind its personal language of garment making season after season since its establishment in 1982. Between industrial design, technological science and style, Stone Island and inventive director, Carlo Rivetti (pictured), are regularly pushing the boundaries of performance outdoor wear.
Considered not a vogue house, however an on-going investigation, the brand is in a centre of research, experimentation, perform 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. Company, to turn into a logo of modern design with extreme research on textiles and fibres.
The scientific processes, applied sciences and fabrics Stone Island develop can get just a little confusing, so right here at Flannels, now we have provide you with a straightforward guide to define the intricacies of their latest collections.
Used mostly in parkas, macs and area jackets, David-TC begins with a gentle star-shaped polyester and polyamide mix sourced from Japan. Garments are sewn after which concurrently dyed using heat induced compression. This course of creates an ‘anti-drop waterproof fabric with a distinctly tactile feel and hardwearing fabric distinctive to Stone Island.
GARMENT DYED AND PRIMALOFT® SILVER INSULATION DOWN
State of the art component for thermal insulation, this extremely-light nylon weighs solely 26 grams per sq. metre. Used for the linings of Stone Island jackets and stuffed with the finest down appropriately treated to tolerate the stress of the intense garment dyeing process.
Made in a navy specification polyester nylon, the weft yarns are extraordinarily thin in diameter, enabling the fabric to be tightly woven in order to obtain complete wind resistance. A stand-out piece this season is our fur trimmed Micro Reps parka which is padded with the finest feathers to ensure optimal thermal insulation. The Crinkle Reps style has been treated with resin to provide a directional last wrinkled effect.
Unique to Stone Island, this rubber satin fabric is achieved by bonding an especially gentle army specification cotton with an opaque polyurethane to make the fabric Stone Island water-and-wind resistant. The sunshine textiles permit an distinctive depth of colour throughout the garment dyeing course of making each piece distinctive 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 impact and will likely be on site quickly.
SAIA DOPPIA FACCIA
A particular diagonal weave, double faced fabric with wool on one facet and a mix of wool, cotton and polyester on the opposite used predominantly on Stone Islands extra formal range this season. Undergoing an elaborate, signature Stone Island double dye process, coats in this fabric benefit from a luxurious end and completely different tones, intensities and colours making every piece distinctive.
Also known as 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 modifications colour based on the temperature – getting darker as the Stone temperature drops. Notably a primary for this season, the Ice Jacket is a must-have and will likely be on site quickly.