Globally Sourced Menswear
Charting the evolution of the brand’s exploration into reflective fabrics, Stone Island have curated this inspirational exhibition as part of Tortona Design Week 2015 in Milan.
Dubbed ‘Reflective Research’, the exhibition provides a strong insight into the Italian label’s design course of into creating one of its signature functions. The story began in 1992, when Stone Island, headed up by the iconic designer Carlo Rivetti, started delving into the world of reflective fabrics based mostly on the research of security workwear clothing.
This preliminary intrigue led to the thought of coating textiles with resins containing 1000’s of glass microspheres. This retrospective retraces the research concerned by way of interpretations of various textile bases and the many experimental processes made on finished garments; in addition to items that never made it into manufacturing.