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Stone Island Introduce Prototype Research Series 04 For Tortona Design Week 2019

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Stone Island Prototype Research Series 04

Stone Island Prototype Research Series 04 explores the concept of Manual Flocking on Nylon Metal.

The Italian techwear gurus, Stone Island, now introduce their next instalment of Prototype Research which started back in 2016. Kicking off with the Series 01 Anorak Lasering on Liquid Reflective Base, followed by more fabric research and garment innovation in 2017 and then 2018. In celebration of the 2019 Tortona Design Week, Stone Island now introduce Manual Flocking on Nylon Metal Grid-Ovd with a limited run of 100 pieces.

Stone Island Prototype Research Series 04

Featuring an exclusive installation by Ken-Tonio Yamamoto and Nina Heydorn at their Milan based showroom, the latest Prototype Research Series sees their now iconic Nylon Metal fabric getting an garment innovation update for 2019.

Stone Island Prototype Research Series 04

From the words of Stone Island, “The Nylon Metal is sprayed with an adhesive substance and then exposed to the cotton flock. The creation of an electromagnetic field straightens the fibres, which are attracted by the garment due to the uniqueness of this technique. The 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 off naturally, especially on areas subject to rubbing. The addition of a special agent to the dyeing recipe makes the garment anti-drop.”

Stone Island Prototype Research Series 04

The Stone Island Prototype Research Series 04 will run until Sunday 14th April 2019 from 10AM – 7PM at the Stone Island Milan showroom which is located at Via Savona 54, 20144, Milan. You can also check out our exclusive interview with Stone Island’s Carlo Rivetti from last year’s exhibition if you haven’t already done so.

Stone Island Prototype Research Series 04

Stone Island Prototype Research Series 04

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Luke Taylor
Luke Taylor

Luke has lived and breathed the associated lifestyles & subcultures of RC for the last 20 years, as well as gaining a vast knowledge and a wealth of experience in the industry since 2006. His passion is really the techwear side of the spectrum, with brands like Stone Island & Acronym being among some of his personal favorites. Set up in 2013, his industry background & knowledge has seen RC go from strength to strength to become the digital magazine, platform & authority it is today.

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