Having recently dropped a new Nylon Metal capsule, Italian outerwear label Stone Island has unveiled its full Spring/Summer 2018 collection. The new release sees the brand continue to develop innovative fabrics and techniques, with new ways of making garments being used alongside concepts and processes taken from the brand’s extensive archive.
For the Spring/Summer 2018 drop, Stone Island have taken inspiration from vintage Polish military uniforms and chosen alligator camouflage as this season’s camo print. To produce the desired affect, the pattern was hand painted before being photographed and re-printed. The alligator camo pieces also come with shoulderpieces of a special light cotton-nylon rep material which undergoes a six color printing process.
Elsewhere in this collection, the brand has reworked some iconic pieces from its cult Marina line. The Marina release was developed in two separate but related parts, with the “Folded” capsule seeing pieces dyed, folded and then printed by hand to give them an original graphic motif that differs from garment to garment. The “Allover” pieces are produced in a more conventional method. Colors such as “Avio Blue,” “Octane,” “Lavender” and “Salmon, as well as white stripes, red personalization and the embroidered red star are seen on pieces from both sides of the Marina collection.
Other themes in the Spring/Summer 2018 collection include garments made using a nylon tela base that is then plated with a highly reflective white coating — made using thousands of glass microspheres. The capsule also sports TANK SHIELD pieces which have a multilayer fusion technology that guarantees water resistance and breathability. The key colors used throughout the collection include “Pewter,” “Ink” and “Moss.”
There’s no official date for the collection’s release at the moment but keep checking the Stone Island web store for more information. A selection of key pieces from the brand are currently available from HBX’s new Stone Island pop-up in Hong Kong.