The world’s most high-tech fashion house, Stone Island, celebrates its 30th anniversary this summer. In The Lights, Camera, Action Issue, i-D Deputy Editor Dean Kissick speaks to the company’s President and Creative Director Carlo Rivetti about Inter Milan, radiation-proof jackets and swimming trunks that dry in ten seconds.
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Stone Island started in 1982 – its badge an explorer’s compass, its name inspired by Heart Of Darkness author Joseph Conrad and intended to inspire excitement and adventure – and this year it’s celebrating its 30th anniversary. Happy birthday Stone Island! The Italian fashion futurists are celebrating in Florence with a vast exhibition over 2,500 square metres of the Leopolda, Italy’s oldest railway station, where they’re showing their historical archive alongside three special pieces: the 30/30, the Reflective Knit and the Tela Stella. Styled by i-D Consultant Fashion Director Simon Foxton, take a glimpse at Stone Island’s colossal archive here and pick up a copy The Lights, Camera, Action Issue right here for plenty more.
From left. Look one: Salieu wears tela stella Jacket SS82. Look two: Dudley wears raso gomato jacket SS88. Look three: Simone wears reflective jacket SS93. Look four: Elgar (i-D Fashion Editor) wears jacket SS07. Look five: Jake wears hand-painted camouflage jacket AW08. Look six: Fei Wang wears reflective jacket AW12.