Stone Island Retrospective At Stazione Leopolda In Florence
To have fun turning thirty, Italian sportswear model Stone Island has placed on a retrospective celebrating the label’s historical past, analysis 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 200 military- and workwear -inspired garments are on present, including archive items, recreations and three new items specially created for the anniversary. The exhibition essentially retraces the countless treatments, coatings, finishes, garment-dyeing processes and advanced applied sciences that have been the brand’s focal points from its inception to the current day.
Visitors are greeted by ‘The Vertical Army’, a three-stage parade of mannequin clones all sporting the legendary ‘Pure Metal Shell – Silver’ parka. The military serves as a backdrop for photos of Italian stone island polo navy footballer Marco Tardelli’s iconic goal celebration from 1982 – the 12 months Stone Island was born and Italy won the football world cup.
The exhibition is then break up into quite a few rooms, proving simply why Stone Island sees itself as a ‘laboratory company’. Island ‘Coatings’ offers with treatments and dyeing strategies, then there’s the Reflective room, the Chromatic room, the Steam room, Stone Island Shadow Challenge, Meshes, Knit Analysis, the Paper room, Particular tasks, the Thermosensitive room and Movement Scrapbook – every offering a novel insight into the processes behind the designs and fabrics.
At the identical time the discharge of a photographed edit of the model’s archive, a e-book entitled ‘Archivio ‘982-‘012’, further illustrates the story of Stone Island. Containing greater than three hundred iconographic pictures, it shows a unique approach to design, that finds inspiration approach beyond the realms of style.