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 navy- and workwear -impressed garments are on present, including archive pieces, recreations and three new items specifically created for KNIT the anniversary. The exhibition essentially retraces the numerous therapies, coatings, finishes, garment-dyeing processes and advanced technologies which were the brand’s focal factors from its inception to the current day.
Guests are greeted by ‘The Vertical Army’, a three-degree parade of mannequin clones all carrying the stone island gillet legendary ‘Pure Metallic Shell – Silver’ parka. The military serves as a backdrop for pictures of Italian footballer stone island gillet Marco Tardelli’s iconic aim celebration from 1982 – the year Stone Island was born and Italy gained the soccer world cup.
The exhibition is then split into a number of rooms, proving just why Stone Island sees itself as a ‘laboratory firm’. ‘Coatings’ offers with therapies and dyeing techniques, then there’s the Reflective room, the Chromatic room, the Steam room, Stone Island Shadow Mission, Meshes, Knit Analysis, the Paper room, Special initiatives, the Thermosensitive room and Movement Scrapbook – each providing a novel insight into the processes behind the designs and fabrics.
At the identical time the release of a photographed edit of the model’s archive, a e-book entitled ‘Archivio ‘982-‘012’, further illustrates the story of Stone Island. Containing greater than three hundred iconographic images, it reveals a novel approach to design, that finds inspiration means past the realms of fashion.