The ultra-technical outerwear brand present their 2017 spring/summer collection – Stone Island Shadow Project. The Italian label has used an incredibly time intensive and detail oriented technique known as hand corrosion to ensure that their fashion-forward reputation stays intact. The hand corrosion technique entails that garments be dyed with special colour recipes and then faded by hand with a corrosive paste. Each garment is unique and unrepeatable as the process is done by hand! When asked in a recent interview with Hypebeast where he gets his inspiration from, Co-Founder Carlo Rivetti stated it was down to his sons –
“The interest of young people has increased a lot in recent years. It is something that we strove for. The drive came from looking at my sons. I realized I had to talk to their generation, as I didn’t want my brand get old with me. By speaking to more people, we increase our fan base, but the important aspect is that we have no desire to change our language; we don’t need to adapt. In our first 30 years I always said that I would never collaborate with another brand on apparel pieces. This is where we are strong and I felt that I would only lend technical know-how to the collaborator. Then Supreme came along.”
Featuring zip-through jackets, printed long-sleeved tees and a statement patchwork denim bomber, it’s an instantly wearable offering that further enhances the brand’s presence for 2017. For more information visit the Stone Island website here.