Stone Island A/W 2007 Press Release:
Â “Stone Island re-elaborates garments coming from the uniforms world, ever-green inspiration source of the brand, focusing on the function of use just like in every collection. Moving within the same environment and with the same curiosity shown by the Mods, youth movement founded in England in the late â€˜50s, Stone Island re-interprets Parkas, Field Jackets, Trenches, Bombers and Blousons by using innovative materials treated with special procedures and by updating their volumes and details.Fabrics play an important role and contribute to make the collection contemporary: among the most extreme ones, Reflective and Vinyl.
The Parka: In Reflective military green cotton, cotton batavia covered by thousands of glass microspheres characterised by its reflective quality. A Japanese microfibre treated with a particular finishing able to make the garment thick and comfortable. In cotton/nylon transformed with an all-over camouflage print and internal resining.
The Field Jacket: Produced in reflective cotton, Raso Gommato and rubberised cotton satin, all garment dyed. Also produced in the heavy military duffle with non-slip finishing.
The Military Trench: In rubberised cotton muslin or double-breasted in Raso Gommato, rubberised cotton satin with external PVC-smearing with a vinyl effect.
Knitwear and Sweatshirts
Declined in different weights, from the heavy English-ribbed blouson-knit sweaters in wool, lambswool and chenille doubled in nylon, up to the light wool seamless knit sweaters.
Grey tones from powder to anthracite, green tones from military to emerald, blue tones from ink to bright blue, neutral colours from white to ecru, and then orange and black.
Stone Island revolutionises those garments through innovative materials and special treatments, up-dating their volumes and details, yet still keeping the same taste of the past.”