Stone Island Presents Military-Inspired Cape for Prototype Research Series_08

The Multiaxial Project is on display at Milan Design Week.

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Stone Island has unveiled Series _08 of the Stone Island Prototype Research Series: the label’s experimentation outpost of sorts, that focuses on crafting limited-edition garments via experimental fabrics and processes. On display at Milan Design Week is Stone Island’s eighth presentation of the project – dubbed the Multiaxial Project – which pays homage to the very first Stone Island collection in 1982.

Limited to 100 garments, Stone Island tapped into industrial techniques that aim to create rigid shells for automotive, boating and other sports sectors to create a modernized version of its 1982 cape.

Stone Island partnered with three industrial partners to curate a pristinely flexible, translucent and water-resistant experimental material. The process consisted of creating a multiaxial linen textile base as a natural reinforcement material, followed by needle-cohesion to a non-woven fabric veil, inkjet printing with pigments and double lamination of aliphatic polyurethane film.

Take a closer look at the three colorways of capes – which also point to the functional military capes that transform into tents –  in the gallery below.

As for the Milan Design Week exhibition – which is currently open to the public through April 21 – visitors first step into “The Intellectual Space”, which offers a chronological step-by-step of the project’s completion process.

On the other side of the exhibition is the “Experiential Space” – a wall display of 32 interconnected capes, showing off the material’s versatility. Elsewhere, LED walls immerse guests in the conceptual creation process.

Take a closer look at the Multiaxial Project exhibition in the top gallery and expect a capsule of commemorative tees and totes to land for purchase later in May.

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