Stone Island Shadow began as a discourse between sportswear company owner and creative director Carlo Rivetti and the design team of Michaela Sachenbacher and Errolson Hugh, also known as Acronym. A platform for exploration, the shadow project rapidly evolved into a system based program for a new generation of urban masculine apparel. With both Stone Island’s incredible historical archive, and its unparalleled forward development resources as a starting point, Acronym sought to conceive a project according to their strong technical and performance based roots. The result is a unique and unprecedented fusion. A fresh and intelligent new light cast upon the timeless interplay of form and function. Calling the project Shadow underlines the intimate relationship and interaction between this work and the full body of the Stone Island Collection.
Buoyed by the ongoing research and development of it’s four previous seasons, the fifth Stone Island Shadow capsule resurfaces with newfound richness and character. Holistic and truly contemporary, the collection continues its investigation of identity, use, and systems through the marriage of new aesthetics and proven technologies. A nimble and worldworthy ship whose port of call could only be the harbor of futurity that is Stone Island. Through the use of compound treatments and multiple effects, fabrics and garments are invested with uncommon dimensionality and sophistication. Surface becomes depth as the senses perceive treatment upon treatment and effect upon effect. Patterns map dynamics, treatments reveal structures, and colors deepen contrasts in a way that both obfuscates and rewards. The strength of stone island shadow is its ability to thrive at all points possible, and its resistance to being pinned down at all.