[ High-End Italian Brand ]
A devotion for extensive research and continual experimentation has been at the forefront of the Italian menswear label Stone Island‘s design philosophy since its inception. Established in 1982 by Massimo Osti and now helmed by creative director Carlo Rivetti, the brand’s offerings speak to a range of ’80s and ’90s sub-cultures. Originally a diffusion line of its main label C.P. Company, the brand specialises in surface treatment of fabrics and dyeing techniques by using advanced technology and human capacity, Stone Island is renowned for creating visually striking designs made of premium materials, functionality and a casual, military-inspired apparel and footwear. Best known for its compass patch positioned on the upper left arm sleeve, a symbol that references love for the sea and an aim for constant research.