The Jacket: Stone Island – “Here Comes The Science Bit”
Launched in 1989, the jacket was one in all the key designs that put Stone Island on the fashion map. Now a model staple, it’s influenced by authentic work gear and army uniforms, and its design has been repeated and reinterpreted over several seasons. stone island green edged badge For Fall/Winter 2012, the J returns to taunt followers with a brand new flavour.
It works by making use of a polyurethane movie embedded with microencapsulated pigments to the jacket’s lightly padded polyester jersey outer shell. A tailor-made fabric that’s temperature-delicate to water and wind, the resistant coating is thermo-chromatic and efficient between 10° to 15°C. It signifies that when the wearer is exposed to the elements, molecules are stimulated that alter the passage of mild by the pigments, changing the shade of the jacket from a chartreuse green right into a chilled gray slate. Full with a feather-down lining and angled pockets, zip fastenings and internal elasticated cuffs, the brand has left, ahem, no stone unturned in terms of functionality.