Stone Island has just announced an exciting new project dubbed the 'Prototype Research Series'. Utilizing the most cutting edge and experimental processes from the Stone Island facilities, the series offers an early glimpse into textiles and treatments that have not yet been industrialized. Limited to only 100, the first garment in the series is quite remarkable:
The finished piece made in highly reflective fabric, thanks to a resin coating embedding thousands of glass microspheres, is entirely hand sprayed with a resin-based colour and then oven dried. The piece is then washed, dried and placed on a flat surface to be laser printed with the all over graphic motif on both sides; the backside also features the lasered Stone Island logo.
The numerical control laser beam etches the surface of the garment producing a three dimensional tone-on-tone effect. The fabric is water and wind repellent. The high level of artisanship involved in the process makes each garment unique and unrepeatable.
Available from Friday, November 4th, exclusively on Stoneisland.com