After debuting its “Stone Island_ Prototype Research_Series 04” installation at Tortona Design Week last month, Stone Island has now unveiled a closer look and official release date for the limited-edition fishtail parkas.
Using a special method that the brand calls “MANUAL FLOCKING ON NYLON METAL GRID-OVD,” the styles are grounded in experimental fabrics that combine the brand’s signature iridescent look with a new flocking technique. As detailed in the original exhibition, each piece is constructed of Stone Island’s “Nylon Metal” material and then sprayed with a water-based adhesive before being exposed to the cotton flock. The jacket then gets double-dyed to finish it off with a colorful, saturated shell.
After going through the process, each item is expected to come out with a different variation of the treatment, making every garment unique. Watch how it all goes down in the video above.
A limited run of 100 parkas will be available starting May 23 at 3 p.m. GMT at Stone Island’s webstore, as well as its mobile app for U.S. and Canada consumers.
For more from the Italian label, check out HYPEBEAST’s recent interview with CEO Carlo Rivetti.
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PROTOTYPE RESEARCH_SERIES 04 _ MANUAL FLOCKING ON NYLON METAL GRID-OVD Watch the video on stoneisland.com -> Link in Bio. A LIMITED EDITION OF 100 PIECES Available starting from Thursday, 23 May from 3pm GMT on stoneisland.com, on stoneisland.co.uk for the United Kingdom, on Stone Island App for the United States and Canada. In the photos: the garment before and after the treatment. MANUAL FLOCKING ON NYLON METAL GRID-OVD is a fishtail parka in Nylon Metal, the iconic iridescent Stone Island fabric. The finished garment undergoes a cutting-edge artisanal flocking procedure, executed by highly specialised personnel: the parka is sprayed with a water-based adhesive and then exposed to the cotton flock. The creation of an electromagnetic field straightens the fibrils, which are attracted by the garment thanks to the uniqueness of this innovative technique. The garment then undergoes an elaborate double dyeing procedure providing highly contrasting colours between the nylon and the cotton flock. The two processes create an unrepeatable effect, different and unique on each garment. The flock will wear off naturally with use, especially on rubbing spots. The addition of a special agent to the dyeing recipe makes the garment anti-drop. #StoneIsland #PrototypeResearch #ManualFlockingonNylonMetalGridOvd