Fans of Stone Island will be delighted for this new installment of HYPEBEAST Essentials. This time around, CEO Carlo Rivetti sat down with us to examine some of his must-carry items he takes with him while traveling outside of Italy. The first item he shared with us was his Stone Island x Porter backpack which he keeps all his crucial items in — on top of his e-cigarette cleaning supplies, Stone Island fabrics and writing utensils, we were surprised to learn that he carries quite the assortment of candies for his sweet tooth cravings.
Moving on, Carlo Rivetti shared his appreciation for physical books and joking explained, “My wife is Roman so I figured a book on Roman history wouldn’t hurt to read.” While the passport was self-explanatory due to his countless flights a week, the e-cigarette told us a more shocking part of Rivetti’s past lifestyle, as he told us without flinching that four years ago he would smoke up to 80 cigarettes a day — something he hasn’t touched since purchasing the vape.
Rounding off the set of personal belongings was a Rolex Yacht-Master which his family gifted him after his recent purchase of a sailboat, and his signature Fueguia 1833 Malabrigo musk fragrance.
For more Stone Island news, check out the new “Fluo Orange” collection for SS19.
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PROTOTYPE RESEARCH _ SERIES 04 _ MANUAL FLOCKING ON NYLON METAL GRID-OVD . A LIMITED EDITION OF 100 PIECES #TortonaDesignWeek 2019 Visit us at the Stone Island Showroom _Via Savona 54 _Milan From Tuesday 9th to Sunday 14th of April _ 10am – 7pm. Installation by Ken-Tonio Yamamoto and Nina Heydorn The exposed garment in Nylon Metal, iconic iridescent STONE ISLAND fabric undergoes a cutting-edge artisanal flocking procedure, executed by highly specialized personnel: the garment is sprayed with an adhesive substance and then exposed to the cotton flock. The creation of an electromagnetic field straightens the fibrils, which are attracted by the garment due to the uniqueness of this technique. The flocked garment is then dyed with double recipe, nylon and cotton, providing highly contrasting colours for a unique and unrepeatable effect, different on each garment. The flock will wear naturally with use, especially on rubbing points. The addition of a special agent to the dyeing recipe makes the garment anti-drop. #StoneIsland #PrototypeResearch #ManualFlockingOnNylonMetalGridOvd