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 simply 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 basic Nike Windrunner, obtainable in a range of six colorways.
For the launch of the unique 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 particular?
As normal we put together completely different materials, and we integrated a performing membrane. The challenge is garment-dying, and the temperature, that means we must work with a high temperature, which means the lamination can melt. You can work with a decrease temperature, however you is not going to achieve these bright colours, so it was a really long experimentation. This was of the most important problems. The opposite one is to obtain an ideal high quality, when it comes to sizing. In garment dying the culture is barely different, however working with an organization like Nike, we learn quite a lot of issues. Its not easy in any respect, because the 2 various kinds of dying the fabric can react in other ways. So it was actually a protracted process, but we learned so much, My folks in Crevalcore, Italian company have been so proud to have an opportunity to work with these people in Beaverton. Two different cultures coming together and rising collectively.
If you end up in love with product and also you deal with product, it’s essential be taught one thing different and to see all different points. Nike could be very big so it has to standardize everything. We are a chemistry lab we now have that method and they had been amazed. It was really attention-grabbing both events.
In terms of Stone Island’s well-known materials, do you might have any that you didn’t launch or were not profitable?
Not successful? Four years in the past we did an exhibition for the 30 yr anniversary of Stone Island in Florence. We did the present in a practice station in Florence. If we showed all of the research that we could not achieve, we would need two Stone Island Sale prepare stations. What’s attention-grabbing is that we never gave up. We always attempt to have something that was not doable 30 years in the past. Now with new expertise – new machines, new kinds of colors – we are able to receive these. In the back of our minds, we at all times remember the the research we have carried out, profitable or non-successful. We always attempt maintain a new evolution.