[ Research and experimentation. ]
Stone Island is an Italian menswear label with a devotion for extensive research, continual experimentation, function and use. Established in 1982, as a diffusion line of Massimo Osti‘s C.P. Company, Stone Island offers a range of highly-technical apparel, footwear and accessories which reference, and speak to a range of ’80s and ’90s sub-cultures. Today, helmed by Carlo Rivetti — who took over the whole estate in 1993 — the brand continues its path towards the most evolved contemporary menswear concepts by proudly displaying its always-exploring attitude and dedication to fabric by sharing its latest in cutting-edge, technical garment design and dyeing. Stone Island’s products are instantly recognisable thanks to the signature compass patch — positioned on the upper left arm sleeve — a symbol held on by two buttons which references love for the sea and an aim for constant research.