The Stone Island Prototype Research Series is a unique opportunity for the brand to showcase its most cutting edge and experimental garment making technology. For its fourth installment, the series has come to Salone.
In an installation by Ken-Tonio Yamamoto and Nina Heydorn, Stone Island's iconic iridescent fabric undergoes a cutting-edge artisanal flocking procedure. The installation took place over the course of the design festival and a limited edition of 100 pieces was created.
Highly specialized personnel sprayed the garments with an adhesive substance before exposing it to the cotton flock. An electromagnetic field then straightened the fibrils. The flocked garment was then dyed with double recipe, nylon and cotton, creating distinct and singular patterns on the garment.
Take a look through the gallery to see the garments before and after the complex treatment is undergone and admire how the artists have elevated the process through light and design.