Within the collection, the label’s Marina line gets a reintroduction. Here, the jacket is defined by navy functionality, innovative fabrics, pastel colours, and a reflective Stone Island Marina print decorating Rip Stop Prismatico, a lightweight nylon Rip Stop bonded to a glossy, water and wind-resistant polyurethane film finely grooved with a prismatic effect. Accompanying the outerwear in the Marina line, a vest – in stretch elastic nylon technical mesh with Prismatic Rip Stop nylon details – is entirely edged in nylon canvas.
The iconic GHOST series, anchored on the concept of camouflage and touted as a monochromatic range, too, returns with a makeover. This season, beige, army green, and black characterise the repertoire; even the STONE ISLAND badge has been created in these colours to blend with the body of windproof albeit breathable outerwear and bermuda shorts in O-VENTILE, a 100% organic fabric developed from the finest, long-staple cotton fibre.
Furthering the brand’s affinity for innovative textiles, the collection of Hand-Sprayed Mussola Gommata-TC pieces boasts Stone Island’s heritage fabric, the Mussola Gommata, made by laminating a very lightweight cotton muslin to a transparent polyurethane film with canvas texture. “The garment is dyed and manually sprayed inside in a contrasting colour, with an effect that is more or less visible from the outside,” Stone Island on the Mussola Gommata. “The treatment lends a unique and unrepeatable three-dimensional effect to the garment. Knitwear, sweatshirts and T-shirts are also sprayed by hand.”
Elsewhere, STELLINA, a series of garments defined by a star embroidery, clean lines, and urban performance, arrives in 3L BIO-BASED NYLON S.I. STELLINA: 3-layer performance fabric, with an outer face conceived from 60% bio-based polymers and 40% traditional nylon. Functionality is further heightened by an inner breathable, wind and waterproof membrane, protected by a run-proof polyester layer.
The vest in this series adopted a slightly different approach, padded with an inner layer of PrimaLoft Gold P.U.R.E, an exclusive 100% recycled blend of ultra-small diameter fibre that yields superior thermal performance. “It delivers the highest warmth-to-weight ratio of all synthetic insulations,” Stone Island elaborates.
Rounding up the Stone Island Spring Summer 2023 offering, garments in Nylon Metal Watro-TC in ECONYL Regenerated Nylon honour the brand’s sustainability mission, while Mix Fabric Hype-TC garments nod at its penchant for experimental dyeing.
Located at: Stone Island, B2-18 of The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands
(Images: Stone Island Spring Summer 2023)
This article was first published on Lifestyle Asia