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STONE ISLAND HISTORY
Stone Island owes continuous success to research and innovation both in the development and details of the finished garments and in exclusive materials developed through a tight co-operation with specific fabric producers.
Since the Stone Island label was born in 1981 the aim of Sportswear Company has always designed an innovative clothing line, with specific interest in the functionality of a garment.
Sportswear Company has invested in technology and research. It is experimental dyeing and printing facilities have been the hub of much research throughout the possibilities of top quality garment dyeing so as to realize, through this system, unique colourings (up to six colours on one single garment) and finishes.
The Stone Island brand has produced greater than 40,000 garments taking inspiration from military uniforms and work wear. These capabilities make Sportswear Company a unique ‘Laboratory Company’ and Stone Island a label that is recognised worldwide to be on the cutting edge of men’s wear design.
Sportswear Company is hugely famous within the Italian casual wear market. Stone Island the company started to manufacture in 1974 under the name “Chester Perry”. At the end of the Seventies it became C.P. Company and growth followed accompanied by clear-cut success: that of Boneville and Stone Island joined the historic label.
Towards the mid-Eighties the company was taken over by Rabaldo Togna and GFT, with the arrival of Carlo Rivetti as Managing Director in 1989, the sportswear activity of GFT got underway with the name of Sportswear Company.
In 1993, following the selling off policy adopted by GFT, Sportswear Company was taken over entirely by Rivetex, the financial company held by Cristina Rivetti and her brother Carlo, with Carlo Rivetti as president.
The current portfolio of collections that Sportswear Company are manufacturing and developing: Stone Island, Stone Island Shadow Project and Stone Island Juniors
Today the Stone Island brand is recognized worldwide as being at the innovative of menswear design; both by way of fashion and technology.
Founder and Italian designer Massimo Osti first created Chester Perry later to become C.P. Company in 1974. Then in 1982, originally as an infusion collection to C.P., Massimo formed the Stone Island brand we see today as a place where he could express other influences; to produce a more casual range than was easy to accommodate within the main C.P. Brand.
Massimo used his own life experiences and the feel and look of both work wear and military clothing as inspiration for the brand designs. There can also be a powerful nautical influence not unsurprising on condition that Massimo was a very private person, enjoying time to himself; sharing time with nature, the sea and his beloved sailing yacht.
There has always been much speculation, discussion and myth surrounding the origins of the Stone Island name, what does it stand for, does it stand for anything? The truth is the name itself also stems from his nautical influences.
Massimo wanted a reputation that may express the nautical adventure inspiration of the brand and set about researching the works of Joseph Conrad amassing words and phrases evocative of the feeling he wanted. He then combined and worked with these words, seeing what would fit, what worked, what felt right %u2014 from this process the name Stone Island was born and has become synonymous with leading edge design and garment technology worldwide.
There can be no doubt that the origins of this iconic symbol are those self same nautical influences that led to the very name Stone Island. Whilst the fundamental ethos of the badge has remained throughout the brands history, certain details have, however, changed over time.
The primary compass badges had green outlining to them; sometime across the year 2000 the green edging was dropped.
The White Badge was introduced for some limited edition pieces around the time of the millennium. The white badge continues to be found on limited edition garments made today.
Shadow by name and by nature, the badge for the Stone Island Shadow range is depicted in a very apt black on black.
One thing often said of the iconic compass badge is that is looks military and functional in design. This is not only true but almost certainly intentional on condition that when creating much of the brand style Massimo took as influences the functional resilient nature and look of traditional workwear and military clothing of the time.
Massimo Osti started life as a graphic designer, moving into the designer clothing industry with the creation of what is now the C.P. Company brand. Throughout he was always seeking to make use of his, on the time, non traditional design skills to further the creation of his clothing; it is this unique combination and determination to provide something new that created the brand and technologies we see today.
During his career he’s credited with the invention of several key ideas and techniques that revolutionized the Italian clothing industry. For instance, four process printing on fabric, garment dying, brushed wool and rubber wool to call a number of.
Use of such innovative technologies has led to Stone Island being renowned worldwide for its material research and meticulous dyeing processes so that today Stone Island is rightly famous for the creation of fabrics and processes unique to the brand with materials akin to kevlar, metal and glass finding their way into the jackets, trousers and other clothing bearing the famous compass badge.
This unique melding between state-of-the-art materials and a love for the fundamental functional form offered by military and dealing clothes has produced such classics as:
The Ice Jacket, this is not a single item but rather a variety of jackets and designs produced because the late 80s. The jackets get their name both from their insulation and wind resisting properties and from the unique thermosensitive liquid crystal coating applied to them. This coating gives the jackets their chameleon like property of fixing colour at low temperatures.
Reflective Jacket, first seen in 1991 this high visibility jacket introduced yet one more unique material combining a waterproof fabric and glass microspheres. The glass microspheres allow the “Reflective” to pickup and reflect even the weakest light source allowing it to be easily seen in almost any circumstances imaginable.
Metal Shell Jacket; available in a limited edition White Badge version these jackets incorporate real metal into the outer fabric giving the finished result a novel appearance that changes as the light catches it from different angles.
The above are just a number of the vast array of design ideas put into practice by the Stone Island brand.
It’s the continued use of such unique technologies and fabrics that has result in a so called vintage collectors market for the brand, despite its relatively short history.
Today the Stone Island brand is owned, manufactured and distributed worldwide by Sportswear Company (SPW). SPW was formed from the original C.P. Company as a result of corporate mergers and sell offs in the mid to late 80s.