Today, on the occasion of Pitti Immagine Uomo no.82, Stone Island opened “STONE ISLAND 30” an exhibition of thirty years of history, research and experimentation. Spanning from 1982 to today, the brand retraces its history of textile research and experimentation and the study of garment function, use and innovation.
The STONE ISLAND 30 exhibition, produced by Stone Island and hosted by Fondazione Pitti Discovery at the Stazione Leopolda in Florence, was curated by British creatives Simon Foxton and Nicholas Griffiths. In the 21.000 square feet of the Leopolda station, the atmosphere of this historic industrial site remains intact; the exhibition is divided into eight areas dedicated to themes of excellence explored and defined by Stone Island over the past 30 years. The exhibition recounts not only a part of the history of sportswear-related fashion, but also of the fitful research of fabrics and their treatment as finished garments – a symbolic evocation of the workshops of Renaissance craftsmen that has been carried into the present through the specificity of the manufacturing processes, leading to the creation of the celebrated phrase “Made in Italy.”
The retrospective exhibit includes over 200 archived garments, outlining the treatments, production and processes that resulted in their creation.
Stazione Leopolda _Via Fratelli Rosselli 5 _Florence
The exhibition will be open to the public from 20 June to 7 July 2012
From June 20th to July 1st/ 11.00 am – 07.00 pm
From July 4th to 7th/ 12.00 pm – 11 pm
Closed on Monday and Tuesday – Free Entrance