STONE ISLAND SHADOW began as a discourse between Sportswear Company owner and artistic director Carlo Rivetti and the design team of Michaela Sachenbacher and Errolson Hugh, also called ACRONYM®.
A platform for exploration, the Shadow project rapidly evolved right into a system based program for a brand new generation of urban masculine apparel.
With both Stone Island’s incredible historical archive, and its unparalleled forward development resources as a place to begin, ACRONYM® sought to conceive a project in response to their strong technical and performance based roots. The result’s a novel and unprecedented fusion. A fresh and intelligent new light cast upon the timeless interplay of form and function.
Calling the project SHADOW underlines the intimate relationship and interaction between this work and the complete body of the STONE ISLAND collection.
Fall 2010/Winter 2011
Buoyed by the ongoing research and development of its four previous seasons, the fifth Stone Island Shadow capsule resurfaces with newfound richness and character.
Holistic and truly contemporary, the gathering continues its investigation of identity, use, and systems through the wedding of latest aesthetics and proven technologies. A nimble and world worthy ship whose port of call could only be the harbor of futurity that’s STONE ISLAND.
Through the usage of compound treatments and multiple effects, fabrics and garments are invested with uncommon dimensiona-lity and sophistication. Surface becomes depth because the senses perceive treatment upon treatment and effect upon effect.