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Stone Island A/W’14 Video Lookbook

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

Italian label Stone Island presents us with a video lookbook for their Autumn/Winter 2014 collection.

As ever, the collection is a potent mix of SI staples, an energised colour palette, functional silhouettes and the latest innovations in garment product. Overseen by Sportswear Company foreman Carlo Rivetti, the video is shot in typical Stone Island fashion, presenting the range in a stark, utilitarian style which showcases the highly tuned finishes of each garment.

The first drop from the Autumn/Winter 2014 collection is now available via the Stone Island section of our webstore.
 

Stone Island – AW14 Online Now

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

With the latest drop from Italy’s legendary Stone Island, Autumn / Winter 2014 is well and truly up and running here at END.

Living up to their reputations of masters of material innovation, the SI AW14 collection comprises technical outerwear, inventive detailing and top quality jersey pieces.

An absolute Stone Island staple, Garment Dyed Crewnecks and Pullovers are back in a variety of colourways, all of which are constructed with the attention to fit and finish that have made them such a classic.

Equally synonymous is their cutting edge knitwear, applying the same technical approach that has seen them revolutionise the world of outerwear to classic knitted styles.

Finishing things off is a carefully selected crop of that self same outerwear, with new colours for the Garment Dyed Hooded Down Jacket and the latest vehicle for their incredible thermo-chromatic fabric treatment, the Wool Blend Ice Jacket.

Online now, head to the Stone Island section to explore the latest from this END. stalwart.

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Stone Island AW14 Pre-Collection – Coming Soon

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

A tantalising glimpse at what is to come, the first look at the Autumn/Winter collection from Italian outerwear behemoths’ Stone Island is coming soon to END.

The time of the year when Stone Island’s unparalleled expertise can really shine, this first release is brimming with some of their most revered technical innovations.

Comprising of a directional reworking of the iconic field jacket, the latest addition to their range of Mussola Gammata constructed designs and the latest piece of garment dyed, injection insulated outerwear, if the rest of the collection is anything like this standard, it is going to be a range to remember.

Topped off with a careful selection of their staple jersey pieces, including boldly colourful reworkings of their ever-popular Crew Sweat, this is a well rounded first look at what is sure to be a top quality collection.

Have a proper look at our first glimpse of the Stone Island AW14 collection below and for more information, contact us at info@endclothing.co.uk.

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Stone Island – The First from their SS14 Collection – Online Now

Monday, January 13th, 2014

For Spring/Summer 2014 Stone Island have pressed on with their time tested approach, focusing on quality and innovation within materials and pushing the boundaries when it comes to colour.

Taking on a distinctly seasonal palate, preparing for the upcoming summer months, our first crop of designs from one of Sportswear Company’s best loved brands revisits a number of their staple designs.

An area in which Stone Island have always been the pioneers, colour treatments, washed and dying techniques form the crux of their approach, creating pieces that are instantly recognisable as SI for their aesthetic alone.

Processes such as the Garment Dying treatment are well represented this season, alongside their new ‘Old’ washing technique, designed to give a strategically faded finish to their signature Jersey pieces.

A technical approach to fabrics has been a hallmark of these Italian outerwear pioneers since day one, continuing to this day with rigorously treated and expertly executed designs, including their Garment Dyed Nylon Poplin and iconic Membrana TC pieces.

An impressive drop from a true END favourite, the latest from Stone Island is online now.

Stone Island – Spring/Summer 2014 Preview

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014

With the Spring/Summer season finally starting to kick-start itself into gear, iconic Italian sportswear brand Stone Island have given us a preview of what to expect in the new year. Synonymous with innovative outerwear, the S/S’14 collection is comprised of their usual heady mix of performance fabrics and functional design, all housed in pared-back silhouettes.

As usual, Stone Island have put the focus on an unrivalled colour palette in seasonally appropriate orange, lilac and blue hues on some of their most popular styles including the Ghost Jacket, Mussola Gommata Garment Dyed Jacket, Membrana TC Hooded Jacket and the Light Soft Shell-R Jacket.

This new collection also sees SI return to their highly sought after Marina range, building on their industry leading material design and creating outwear that is instantly recognisable as Stone Island, with a selection of brand new designs including the innovative Heat Reactive Marina.

The collection is due online early January, so keep an eye on our Stone Island section. For further information, please email us at info@endclothing.co.uk.

Innovative Injection, Explorations into Dying and Jaw Dropping Reflectivity – Stone Island AW13

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

Stone Islands Autumn/Winter 2013 collection sees them continue to blaze a trail within the world of performance fabrics with a selection of fascinating new designs dropping here at End this week. This first look at the collection is made up of innovative injected down jackets, new explorations into their garment dying process and a jaw dropping return to the world of reflectivity.

An iconic SI style, their range of Garment Dyed jackets are typical of their approach and the AW13 see’s them press on, applying it to new fabric combinations to create some intriguing results. On the Mussola Gommata Hooded Jacket they have bonded a lightweight layer of cotton muslin to an opaque polyurethane film creating a versatile hybrid material that captures it’s a distinctive colour though the dying process while ensuring protection from the elements care of its protective film.

The effects of the Garment Dying process have also had a major impact on the development of the construction techniques used for the Garment Dyed Down Jacket. The nylon shell of the Garment Dyed Shirt Jacket achieves a particularly interesting colour glow when put through this process and in order to withstand the rigours of dying, its genuine down stuffing has been treated and directly injected into the jacket. Evident of the lengths which Stone Island go to to create their innovative fabrics.

Reflectivity is a function that has been the focus of many of Stone Islands most impressive creations and the AW13 collection is no different, with the highlight of this collection so far being their new Mesh Reflective Down Jacket.

A testament to their constant innovation in the world of fabrics, the Mesh Reflective Down Jacket is made of a unique and highly reflective fiberglass blend material. It industrial feel run-proof shell is treated with thousands of glass micro-spheres, giving it a highly reflective and completely unique aesthetic that is constantly changing, reacting to the light around it.

A selection brimming with innovative, expertly executed and forward thinking designs, the first drop of the Autumn/Winter 2013 collection from Stone Island is online now.

Stone Island – Archivio ’982–’012

Wednesday, October 10th, 2012

One of the most eagerly anticipated releases from the iconic Italian brand, Archivio is an illustrative retrospective of the rich, pioneering history of Stone Island. Comprising of 644 pages, the book showcases the work of esteemed designer Carlo Rivetti, with an unwavering attention to detail and in-depth descriptions, recounting three decades of exploration and experimentation in technical outerwear, resulting in some of the most advanced garments currently available.

The publication was compiled as a companion to Stone Island’s recent Stazione Leopalda 30th anniversary show and was the work of creative duo Simon Foxton and Nick Griffiths, the latter showcasing his considerable photographic skills in the book. Presented in a printed carry case and weighing a sizeable 6kg, the book features a foreword from Carlo Rivetti as well as an essay from Italian sociologist and journalist, Francesco Morace entitled ‘Thirty Years of Stone Island and the Challenge Facing New Italian-Style Business’. The true highlight of Archivio is obviously the insight into the garments, which includes 307 of Stone Island’s most glorified and rare pieces – some of which have never left the company archives.

For more information on Stone Island – Archivio ’982 – ’012 or to register your interest, please email us at info@endclothing.co.uk or call the store on +44 191 231 3983.

Stone Island Sunglasses

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

Something of a personal project for Stone Island founder Carlo Rivetti, Stone Island’s first sunglasses collection has been ‘in the works’ for a long time. Produced in collaboration with EG Brands, the collection embodies Stone Island’s ethos of technical innovation and refined aesthetics.

Each pair is made by hand in Italy, using functional, durable materials of the finest quality, and tested to the highest industry standards. Carl Zeiss Vision Sunlenses are used throughout, offering 100% UV protection, with exceptional optical clarity and scratch resistance.

Stylistically, the collection stays true to Stone Island’s methodology, taking classic, familiar styles with their roots in motorsport, fashion and the military, and reworking them with a thoroughly modern, technical approach to design. The branding is discrete and subtle, allowing the timeless, masculine styling and skilled craftsmanship to speak for themselves.

For a detailed look at our full selection, visit the Stone Island section now

Stone Island AW11

Monday, June 20th, 2011

The first AW11 arrival here at End comes courtesy of one of the most famous labels around – Stone Island. We already featured and in depth look at their Diemme Colab Boot last week, and now our attentions turn to the quality clothing contained in this drop.

This early Autumn/Winter range comprises a number of Stone Island staples – designs that feature all year round – including polos, garment dyed sweaters and of course, some top quality outerwear. The colours are perfectly chosen to suit these classic styles, and each piece emphasises the S.P.W. ethos, using unique dying processes and specially developed fabrics to create a range that epitomises Stone Island.

This limited edition collection is a great preview of what we should expect from a very exciting AW11 season from Stone Island.

Stone Island Ventile ‘Ghost’ Jacket

Friday, January 21st, 2011

Although Stone Island is renowned for implementing cutting edge fabrics in their design its is in the detailing of the The Stone Island Ventile ‘Ghost’ Jacket that makes this limited edition jacket is unique. Originally pioneered by the RAF, Ventile is an uncoated and unlaminated cotton fabric which provides an unparalleled weatherproof using an ingenious combination of dense weave and swelling properties. This completely natural fabric offers a unique level of comfort as well as being wind proof, highly breathable and very durable, and as a result and has been used in some of the world’s finest outerwear performance military and medical garments.

Ventile has featured in the mainline, Denims and Shadow Project Stone Island ranges in the past but the ‘Ghost’ Jacket takes Stone Island’s fabric technology into unchartered territory. It is the first Stone Island jacket to feature an all white compass logo badge and white branded buttons, showcasing the Sportswear brand at its innovative best.

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