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Stone Island uomo primavera-estate 2017 per un giovane casual e spigliato

Stone Island è sinonimo di casual. Un casual giovane, spigliato, pratico, dove l’elemento cool gioca spesso e volentieri un ruolo da protagonista. Per la primavera-estate 2017 il celebre brand dispiega una gamma di look sportivi che mettono subito in risalto il capospalla.

Ampi, con larghi tasconi ed un che di irresistibilmente avventuroso, i giacconi di Stone Island dominano buona parte del nuovo line-up, anche se non mancano neppure shorts al ginocchio, jeans modello cargo e felpe di cotone dalle tinte delicatamente acquerellate. Un guardaroba primaverile certamente perfetto (o così almeno ci sembra) per il dinamico e disinvolto giovane di oggi.

NikeLab & Stone Island Unveil a New Wool Windrunner Jacket

As a follow-up on the NikeLab x Stone Island Windrunner from earlier this year, a new cold-weather version is now forthcoming.

For the latest installment of this ongoing collaboration, Nike and Stone Island design teams used a custom, dip-dyed rip-stop nylon fabric in khaki, olive and obsidian color options, featuring an exterior water-resistant coating. Primed for the colder weather ahead, the jacket also features an interior wool fleece lining and a detachable, fleece-lined hood. The collaborative jacket is rounded out by new features like a hidden coin sleeve pocket and the classic removable Stone Island badge.

Watch for availability to begin November 17 at select NikeLab retailers and Stone Island Flagship Stores, as well as from Nike.com, Stoneisland.com and on the Stone Island App in North America.

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NikeLab & Stone Island Unveil a New Wool Windrunner Jacket

NIKELAB X STONE ISLAND WINDRUNNER

Continuing to further develop the iconic Windrunner, the Italian outerwear purveyors and the global sportswear brand re-imagine the original jacket silhouette as a parka to help tackle colder months.

Made up from exclusive fabric designed by Stone Island for the collaboration, the outershell features jacquard engineered tonic nylon rip stop grid, wind resistant membrane, complete with 100% wool fur inner.

Available in three colourways including Khaki, Olive and Blue, which have been created via a complex garment dyeing process that allows the jacquard grid and inner fur to both capture high definition contrast with tonal shades.

Head over to the Stone Island website for more information.

NikeLab and Stone Island Come Together for Collaborative Windrunner Jacket

Recognized as the second installment in their ongoing collaboration, NikeLab and Stone Island have come together for a special outerwear release. The project finds the respected companies working on Nike’s iconic Windrunner jacket, which was originally debuted back in 1979, just three years before Stone Island was founded.

The Windrunner embodies both Nike and Stone Island’s shared interest in innovation and desire to always look towards the future, all while combining insights of the craftsman, the artist, the engineer and the manufacturer. In turn, the weatherproof jacket was designed with a focus placed on both functionality and style. When you’re not wearing the Windrunner, you can then fold it up and pack it into the garb’s left pocket, and simply carry it around conveniently.

The latest NikeLab x Stone Island drop will be available starting Thursday, September 8. Check Stone Island and NikeLab flagship stores for stock, while online you can head to stoneisland.com and nike.com/nikelab, and the Stone Island app for North American shoppers.

Carlo Rivetti Explains the NikeLab x Stone Island Windrunner

Stone Island and NikeLab reprise their FW15 partnership, digging into the Nike archives to create a collaborative Windrunner jacket.

As with any product to bear the easily recognizable Stone Island badge, the Windrunner jacket is crafted from a selection of technically superior textiles; a 7-denier nylon coated with a wind and water-resistant membrane called Hyper Lite Membrana 2L TC, as well as Membrana 3L TC nylon, which is coated for weather protection and lined with ultra-lightweight fabric. The result is a lofted-up version of the classic Nike Windrunner, available in a range of six colorways.

For the launch of the exclusive jacket, we sat down with Stone Island head Carlo Rivetti in Milan to find out more about the collaboration.
First, what makes the NikeLab x Stone Island Windrunner special?

As usual we put together different materials, and we integrated a performing membrane. The challenge is garment-dying, and the temperature, meaning we have to work with a high temperature, which means the lamination can melt. You can work with a lower temperature, but you will not achieve these bright colours, so it was a very long experimentation. This was of the most important problems. The other one is to obtain a perfect quality, in terms of sizing. In garment dying the culture is slightly different, but working with a company like Nike, we learn a lot of things. Its not easy at all, because the two different types of dying the fabric can react in different ways. So it was really a long process, but we learned a lot, My people in Crevalcore, Italian company were so proud to have an opportunity to work with these people in Beaverton. Two different cultures coming together and growing together.

When you are in love with product and you deal with product, you need to learn something different and to see all different aspects. Nike is very big so it has to standardize everything. We are a chemistry lab we have that approach and they were amazed. It was really interesting both parties.

In terms of Stone Island’s famous materials, do you have any that you didn’t release or were not successful?

Not successful? Four years ago we did an exhibition for the 30 year anniversary of Stone Island in Florence. We did the show in a train station in Florence. If we showed all the research that we could not achieve, we would need two train stations. What is interesting is that we never gave up. We always try to have something that was not possible 30 years ago. Now with new technology – new machines, new types of colors – we can obtain these. In the back of our minds, we always remember the the research we have done, successful or non-successful. We always try maintain a new evolution.

Shop Now: Stone Island Spring/Summer 2017 Collection


There’s only one thing that winter will always make you think about: summer! Thankfully, Stone Island is already ahead of the curve for the next sunny season with their new Spring/Summer 2017 offerings.

The military-inspired sportswear set offers up a wide range of garbs, including Nylon Metal Overshirts and Old Effects fleece garments in various pastel hues. There’s also a few interesting specs incorporated into the design process, like hand-dyed corrosion, the on-trend “distressed” look, and zipper details that allow pieces to be tailored for personal style. Here’s to the future of fashion!

Get an early start on the Stone Island Spring/Summer 2017 Collection by shopping online at Nitty Gritty right now.

Our Off Field FW16 Sportswear Editorial Features Skater Darius Trabalza


Wearing sportswear isn’t always easy. There’s a fine line between tracksuit mafia and dressing like you’re on your way to work out. Our latest editorial, shot by photographer Ben McDade and styled by Natasha Freeman, gets that balance and takes sportswear away from the track and field.

Starring Yardsale rider Darius Trabalza, the shoot features key sportswear pieces paired with formal outerwear and Scandinavian tailoring. The editorial includes sportswear giants such as Nike and adidas, mixed with other more tailored brands like Soulland and Christopher Raeburn.

Throw in the inclusion of brands like Aquascutum and Stone Island and the shoot brings to mind the era of football casuals and the glory days of sportswear.

Other featured brands include Fila, Wood Wood, Champion, Wax London, New Balance, CMMN SWDN, Agi and Sam, Won Hundred, Stussy and CP Company.

In other fashion news, Diadora and Patta link up for a ’90s-inspired tracksuit and V7000 sneaker.