Stone Island’s Carlo Rivetti On Vogue And Football
February 14, 2018
GQ: The new assortment is predicated on modern army and lively sports activities. What was your inspiration behind this collection?
Carlo Rivetti: I feel that military, sports activities and performance garments are very inspirational – and I believe that within the DNA of Stone Island functionality is important. For instance the brand new military camouflage in Italy. Are you aware the Carabinieri? They are a very powerful police in Italy, and [their new uniform has] unbelievable new patterns and beautiful new pockets.
No. By no means. To begin with, if we grow to be profitable with a women’s collection, then they might start asking for the suits to be “extra sexy”. But, what I am seeing now, within the countries which Stone Island are recognized – the UK, Italy, Germany, Holland – young ladies are beginning to put on Stone Island garments and I feel that men’s products on ladies look unbelievable.
The Stone Island badge is very recognisable, however how do you feel when you see people wearing Stone Island products with out badge?
I believe it’s actually up to you. We began in the beginning with a removable badge after which 5 or 6 years we began putting two buttons inside – on the left side, the facet of our hearts. This was in order that individuals who did not want to wear the badge wouldn’t leave it at residence, they may put it inside their jackets. So maybe you do not wear it, however you all the time have it with you. That’s the idea.
Stone Island is so dominant within streetwear world wide, how do you retain the subcultures pleased with the success and development?
Within the last ten years we centered on nations [in Europe] such as the UK and Italy – funnily they are all a one and a half hour flights from Milano! Then we began thinking to the US [as] one in every of the important thing points that we focused on was that I did not need to change language. The big differences between the US and us? Our customers here know the story perfectly – there is a sort of membership. So the thought is that now in the US, we should Stone Island Sale be story-telling. What I hope within the US is that there are also individuals who can understand our language, our historical past, and respect it.
– The brand new guidelines for the AW17 trends
The brand new guidelines for the AW17 developments
Mud off your old skool books, it’s time to go back to highschool for AW17.
By Angelo Mitakos
What do you like listening to while you’re working?
Really when i work with the design group of eight younger guys, they select the music and often it’s terrible! When I’m considering, I like classical music, however not within the office. Who’s your favorite participant ever?
Properly, I must point out two names. One, is our president that passed away ten years ago, Giacinto Facchetti – he was a real prince. He was enjoying within the Sixties – when we gained the champions league, twice (then the Europa Cup) – but he was such a contemporary participant, as a result of he scored an enormous variety of goals enjoying in defence. And he was actually a gentleman.
Then, after all you will have Javier Zanetti – El Capitano! He arrived because Inter wished to by a striker from an Argentinian team, who mentioned, “if you want to buy this man, you need to additionally take this defensive participant. Inter agreed just to close the deal after which the ahead was actually horrible and Zanetti, who had no expectations, was actually good. And, once more, one other actual gentleman on the field.
Javier Zanetti a.ok.a.
I played as soon as in the European championship for the Financial College in Paris. I was enjoying in the young crew of Torino, ready that does not exist any longer: deep (usually you play 4 in defence, however in Italy we invented the one behind them). Then I used to be in the second nationwide skiing staff. I lived very close to the mountains, as a result of I grew up in Torino. We’d go skiing to the Italian facet of the Mont Blanc. So most likely I used to be a stronger skier than footballer.
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