Stone Island Retrospective At Stazione Leopolda In Florence
To have fun turning thirty, Italian sportswear model Stone Island has put on a retrospective celebrating the label’s historical past, research and experimentation.
Curated by British creatives Simon Foxton and Nicholas Griffiths, and hosted by Fondazione Pitti on the atmospheric Stazione Leopolda in Florence, greater than 2 hundred army- and workwear -inspired garments are on present, together with archive items, 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 have been the model’s focal factors from its inception to the current day.
Guests are greeted by ‘The Vertical Army’, a three-level parade of mannequin clones all carrying the legendary ‘Pure Metallic Shell – Silver’ parka. The military serves as a backdrop for photographs of Italian footballer Marco Tardelli’s iconic purpose celebration from 1982 – the year Stone Island was born and Italy received the football world cup.
The exhibition is then break up into various rooms, proving just why Stone Island sees itself as a ‘laboratory company’. ‘Coatings’ deals with therapies and dyeing strategies, then there’s the Reflective room, the Chromatic room, the Steam room, Stone Island Shadow Mission, Meshes, Knit Research, the Paper room, Particular projects, the Thermosensitive room and Motion Scrapbook – each providing a singular perception into the processes behind the designs and fabrics.
At the identical time the discharge of a photographed edit of the brand’s archive, a ebook entitled ‘Archivio ‘982-‘012’, further illustrates the story of Stone Island. Containing more than three hundred iconographic photos, it exhibits a unique strategy to design, that finds inspiration way beyond the realms of vogue.